How Old Is Navision?

Navision has been in existence since 1983. This particular piece of software has had multiple names over the years. Known originally as Navision, it later became Navision Attain.

The question is however, what is it? Navision is, put simply, a Microsoft owned software that was designed specifically for SME’s. This particular software is used to help SME’s in certain areas such as relationship management, finance and even manufacturing.

While it wasn’t always Microsoft owned, it’s come a long way since its 1983 debut, having proven what an invaluable piece of software it is within the running of companies.

The Journey Of Navision ERP

Navision first began back in Denmark and was actually first developed by a company known as PC&C A/S. The initial purpose of the software was to design a system that would act as a user friendly IT solution that would cater for basic accounting needs to one single user.

Fast forward a little down the line and Navision was developed further to cater to several different users at once. Over the course of the next 20 years, Navision would grow even more functions allowing it to eventually become a certified ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution.

After several years of working with the software, PC&S A/S, now known as Navision Software A/S finally sold to Microsoft, not only the software but the system itself. In 2002, Navision officially became part of the Microsoft family and Microsoft Navision was born.

This put Microsoft in an incredibly powerful position, allowing Microsoft to finally offer SME’s an ERP system.

Along Came Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Fast forward to 2005 and Microsoft Navision ERP became Microsoft Dynamics NAV. There were a number of different versions available, all of which were named after the year they were released.

Each subsequent version incorporated more functionalities and technologies, all under the umbrellas of supply chain management, business intelligence and finance. Further improvements were delivered once again in 2013 which allowed for much better performance, further technology components and all with incredibly strong functionality.

Further improvements continued to be delivered through to 2017 with the arrival of Tablet Client, Office 365 integration and document reporting using Microsoft’s Word. In 2018 however, a rebrand became inevitable and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central was announced to the world.

Nav became part of the 365 world, including several new and exciting features as well as a brand new interface with better GDPR compliance and enhanced integration with Excel. What was once solely Nav software had become part of an entire solution for SME’s.


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The Benefits Of Navision/365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central now offers users an easily adapted ERP solution. Not only is the system extremely user friendly but it’s also easily used across a variety of different industries. It’s super fast to adapt, quick to implement and rather simple to configure to how you want it.

Add to this the fact that it’s very scalable, allowing for small and medium businesses alike to grow without the concern of growing out of their business management software solution. You’ll also be able to enjoy access to data in real time, allowing for clear, concise analysis as well as smarter decisions. With real time data, you’ll be able to see what’s happening across every department of your business from sales to finance.

Not only that, but you’ll also be able to use that knowledge to prevent any issues from arising while helping to improve customer service at the same time. With Microsoft’s Business Central, you can enjoy unbridled access to a comprehensive overview of your entire company from the comfort of one centralised dashboard. Just the sheer factor of convenience makes this investment worth it alone.

Business Management Solutions


Supply Chain

  • Inventory Management
  • Integrated Logistics
  • Representative Management


  • Production Orders
  • Management System
  • Bill of Materials

Financial Services

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Schedules
  • Calculate Budgets

How Can D365experts Help You?

Here at D365experts, we know the real benefits you could see by utilising this software when running your small to medium enterprise. It’s for this reason that we offer Business Central as the best business management solution out there. We do know however, that no matter how easy it may be to use, how easy it may be to configure, moving from an older system to a new one will always provide some form of headache.

Thankfully, not only is there a much easier process in terms of implementation but we also have a fantastic team here at D365experts who are on hand to provide the software support you need, making life so much easier.

This means that not only will we provide you with the incredible new system to make running your company even easier, but we’ll assist with the upgrading of systems too. Whether you’re upgrading from Dynamics NAV or Business Central or from another solution entirely, we’ll be there to hold your hand every step of the way.

If you’d like more information on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, simply contact us today. We’ll be only too happy to help you transfer to the very latest business management software solution from Microsoft.