Microsoft Launches Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

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Microsoft has recently launched the New Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 version to the UK market place.   

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 builds on the new technology platform that was released in the previous version of Dynamics NAV2009. With the discontinuation of the classic client you will now be able to choose between the RoleTailored client, Web client, and SharePoint client user experience; allowing for more focus on the tasks and goals of the end user.

This release will bring further value to your business with new features and enhancements to help you and your staff gain greater control, increase margins and grow your business. 

As Microsoft will no longer be supporting the legacy native (C/SIDE) database, if you are thinking about upgrading to the new version then you will need to think about implementing the Microsoft SQL server to run the application.

New features include;

Automatic Application of Payments
You can enter a Balancing Account Type and Balancing Account Number against a Payment Method to automatically create a payment entry. 

If a Payment Method has a Bal.Account Type and a Bal. Account No and this payment method is used on documents such as a Sales Orders, upon posting this document NAV will automatically create a payment entry and apply it to the posted document. This functionality is ideal to use when customers pay in full at the time of the sale.

Quick Entry

The new ‘Quick Entry’ feature will assist users to input data into NAV efficiently and effectively. It works by users setting which field they want their cursor to appear in next when they press enter on their keyboard.
This new feature will assist with rapid data entry for Sales Invoices, Purchase Orders, Purchase Invoices, Sales Credits and Purchase Credits.

Copy from excel into NAV
You can now copy rows from excel into NAV which you are unable to do in previous versions of the software. 

Query
A new function called Query sits in the Object Designer as another type of object. You can build up queries and link tables together. You can use these to view information on screen or export the data as xml or use via something like PowerPivot in Excel.

Snap In
Microsoft will also be releasing a snap in tool to manage the connections of your RTC session to a server.
At the moment you have to open a configuration file in notepad to change the server and database settings you want to access. In the future this will be managed by a user friendly snap in.