Three Amigos: NAV2013, Gorilla Expense and The Cloud
We have been receiving several inquiries over the last few months about our integration with NAV2013 in relation to what would happen if NAV is hosted on the cloud. Here is the quick scoop –
Microsoft has made significant investments towards the “hostability” of NAV2013. This helps deploying and using NAV in the cloud, thus benefiting both customers and partners. Microsoft is currently fine-tuning deployment scenarios and developing guidance for deploying NAV on Azure. Microsoft expects to make deployment of NAV on Azure broadly available in Q1, 2013. They had initially planned it closer to Nov 2012.
Our application is deployed on the cloud too (as one of the options), specifically Azure (Yes, we are heavily Microsoft oriented and we love it :). With this option, the customer has nothing to worry about in regards to hosting the data, managing the application or tackling the overhead associated with maintaining a server, support etc. Our integration with NAV is agnostic to the hosting format employed. NAV can be on a dedicated server on the cloud or we could be co-hosted with NAV too. Neither approaches affect out integration from the user’s perspective. On the back-end, there will be a few more gerbils turning wheels. But the customer will always experience a seamless and fully automated integration between our solution and NAV.
This flexible integration and hosting capabilities between our solution and NAV makes life much easier for the customer, the partner and of course for us too. Read about our integration with NAV here. If you would like to learn more or have any further questions, send us a message at – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, here are some more tidbits about NAV013 you may find useful
– Microsoft announced the availability of NAV 2013 in 15 markets. With significant improvements in functionality and several new capabilities, this launch was hailed as the most significant release of NAV yet
– Functionality such as Cash Flow Forecast, Cost Accounting, and Excel Integration to Query enable greater accounting efficiency for customers while offering partners the ability to develop customized solutions
– The new NAV web client allows users to access NAV from virtually any device. Improved query and charting offer compelling ways to analyze and display data for more users
– Improvements to the migration tool, partner development tools, and increased interoperability with Microsoft technologies mean less time is needed for partners to customize and deploy solutions, and they are easier for customers to learn and have impact
– Specifically useful for partners, NAV2013 enables easier deployment, configuration and installation through the RoleTailored developer experience. The new .NET Framework enhancements makes it easier to build, deploy and integrate high-performing add-ons with existing NAV solutions, and share data more easily
Thanks for sharing. Useful for us as we are evaluating solutions now. We are migrating from NAV 2009 R1 to 2013. Haven’t found any expense tracking solutions we liked till we saw this.
@Rick_T: Glad to hear. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you’d like to discuss in more detail….
We have just started using NAV2013 having moved from SAP B1. The best we have seen is the ability to put together custom reports and cost accounting functions. Much simpler than SAP. Going to review your T&E solution for NAV. Enjoyed reading the article…..
@Mike – Thanks for the comment. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Very succinct capture of the advantages of moving to NAV2013. It is definitely the best release of NAV by MS yet.
@Shankar B – Thanks for the comment.
We just migrated from 2009 to 2013. So far so good. Still takes a little getting used to but it is better. Love all the custom reports we can create.
@Jeff – Thanks for the comment!
The key thing with NAV is finding a partner who can guide you through all the nooks and crannies. Otherwise expect to get lost in the system. Plus it helps to have it setup for your workflows right from the beginning.