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From on-premises to Microsoft Cloud: future-proof your NAV business

Are you a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner providing an on-premises solution to your customers? Do you find yourself struggling with customers’ cloud-related demands and Microsoft-initiated changes? Read on to find out how your business can continue to thrive. This will require two things: adapting to current customer requirements and taking steps to future-proof your business.

What is the status quo?

On December 1, 2017, Microsoft launched Dynamics NAV 2018, its newest Dynamics NAV version. Earlier in 2017, the introduction of Dynamics 365 Tenerife as the go-to standard cloud solution of the future caused a stir, because it will only allow for customization through NAV Extensions. Now, this concerns all NAV partners, as their core business consists of offering customized NAV implementations – that is how they create added value for their customers. As the Dynamics 365 product suite will be changed, such NAV functionalities will eventually seize to exist.

Consequently, as a Dynamics NAV partner, you’re required to rethink your product strategy. On top of that, you need to meet your customers’ growing need for a cloud solution. Because they are increasingly leaning towards born-in-the-cloud ERP providers, which means you need to depart from on-premises applications to prevent them from switching to such competitors.

However, if your customized NAV implementations don’t fit into the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Cloud applications and working with NAV Extensions is still a bridge too far, you’ll need to come up with a different solution. The question is: How to go about it?

Your solution: onto the cloud, into the future

Would you like to join forces with a trusted adviser who can help you meet your business needs? SaaSplaza’s Dynamics NAV on Azure services enable you to easily migrate current customer workloads onto Azure and offer your current NAV solutions as a cloud service running in Azure. The benefits at a glance:

  • Customizations and/or ISV add-ons are supported
  • Priced per user per month
  • Fully managed services with 24/7 global support
  • SLA backed: 99% availability guarantee
  • As a Dynamics partner, you retain Microsoft Partner of Record designation with SaaSplaza as your Indirect CSP 

In short, migrating your customers to a Dynamics as a Service solution with SaaSplaza’s expert help will allow you to provisionally keep running your business the way you’re used to. Your customers will get their coveted cloud solution, all functionalities and customizations will be preserved, and you will stay on top of your game.

An important next step should consist of preparing for Dynamics 365 Tenerife, as it represents the world that you and your business will ultimately need to enter. SaaSplaza can support you in this endeavor in several ways:

  • Having close ties with Microsoft, we are among the first to learn about the next steps regarding Dynamics, and we will share this information with you.
  • SaaSplaza offers DevOps as a Service, which helps you develop and test new codes in the easiest possible way.

SaaSplaza works alongside Dynamics partners to learn, grow, and thrive by cloud-enabling their ERP implementations. Read about our two step approach for Dynamics NAV partners: Step into Cloud - Power Up your NAV. 

Ready to go full speed ahead with your Dynamics NAV business?

Do you want to migrate your customers to a Dynamics as a Service solution, maintaining your customizations while meeting their requirements? And would you like to prepare for Dynamics 365 Tenerife in a well-informed way? Reach out to one of our representatives to future proof your business:

Contact SaaSplaza