Fixed Price Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrade
“Not only did Mercurius beat our existing partner’s quote by a significant margin, they did it at a fixed price – removing our commercial risk.” – Nicholas Newitt, Director, Newitts & Co. Ltd.
What are the risks of not upgrading?
What are the benefits of business central?
Why choose Mercurius IT as a partner?
Watch our webinar for information about upgrading
Our expert team covered the key areas:
- History of Dynamics 365 Business Central
- The impact on licenses
- Existing customisations and developments
- Data migration options
- Staying On-Premise or moving to the Cloud
- The price to upgrade
We also covered more information in the question-and-answer session afterwards!
What are the risks of not upgrading your ERP?
What if dynamics NAV goes down tomorrow?
If you’re using NAV 2013 R2 or earlier, you’re no longer supported by Microsoft. This means no bug fixes and no improvements. Of course, you can contact your current partner for change requests and how-to queries, but what happens when the issue is with the product itself and needs to be escalated to the same team that built it?
What if your next upgrade costs 40% more?
The longer you leave it to upgrade Dynamics NAV, the more it’s likely to cost you. Microsoft is currently bridging the gap with discounts and incentives for existing NAV customers to upgrade to Business Central, but this won’t always be the case.
If you’ve not been paying your BREP (Business Ready Enhancement Plan), it can get even more expensive. To take advantage of free licenses when you upgrade, you’ll need to repay your BREP at 16% per year plus a 3% penalty. As time goes on, this won’t get any cheaper.
What if you're found non-compliant with GDPR?
Microsoft has released updates to ensure NAV 2015 and newer versions are compliant with the GDPR and Making Tax Digital but, if you’re on an older version, it’s up to you to remain compliant. If you are found to be non-compliant, this could blemish your reputation.
Why choose Mercurius IT as my partner?
We have one focus: ensuring our customers experience tangible improvements to their business.
- Fixed Price – You never pay more than quoted
- Local expertise with a global footprint – We are based in the UK with clients in 5 continents
- A safe pair of hands – Our team has 15+ years’ experience across industries and applications
We provide a free system health check to understand what’s causing your NAV system issues; both problems you know about and the ones you don’t.
Before any work begins, we complete a detailed assessment to ensure your upgrade is properly planned and well managed. Our experienced team help you get the exact functionality you need to run your business effectively and we treat any data in customisations as we would a legacy system, migrating it when you upgrade.
Our Fixed Price Offer means you will never pay more than quoted and it has saved our customers over £25,000 on their upgrade bills. If you are still unsure whether you should upgrade, we can evaluate the efficiency of your current system and talk you through the upgrade process. If you’re considering the cost contact us and we will give you a free quote!
Request a free NAV upgrade quote
What are the benefits of Business Central?
There are many factors that put Business Central ahead of legacy versions of Dynamics NAV, including:
- Business Central can easily be accessed through any web browser or an app available for mobile & tablet devices
- The introduction of extensions allows for seamless future updates and upgrades
- Have the flexibility to host the solution your way, whether its in the cloud or on-premises
- Enhanced integration with Office 365 tools & the Power Platform to increase capabilities
If you’d like to go into more detail about Dynamics 365 Business Central, please take a look at the content available throughout our site.
Frequently Asked Questions about upgrading ERP
My system is heavily customised, and I need to keep my customisations after upgrading
We recommend utilising Business Centrals Extension’s feature if customisations are very specific to your business and it cannot be replaced by standard functionality in the new version. The Extension feature takes the customised code away from the source code, which saves you time and money in the long run since upgrades will be straightforward.
An upgrade is too risky
All developments completed by Mercurius follow the Microsoft Sure Step Methodology and are piloted in a test environment before go-live, ensuring your upgrade goes smoothly.
An upgrade will be too daunting for users
Business Central does come with a new User Interface, but it has been designed to help users accelerate their productivity and navigate more easily throughout the application – especially compared to a legacy system that is years old. We involve end-users early in the project to understand their requirements and provide sufficient training so that, by go-live, they have already seen and tested the system.
I won't Benefit from upgrading
Business Central integrates with other Microsoft products, including Office 365, Dynamics 365, SharePoint, and the Microsoft Power Platform – along with in-built intelligent functionality. On top of this, it is compliant with new legislations such as GDPR and MTD.
See what our customers say
Mercurius IT provided very competitive onshore and offshore rates for our Dynamics NAV implementation. In addition, they demonstrated flexibility and resourcefulness in order to meet our short implementation deadline successfully. Their functional consultants possess a high level of expertise in the product and were willing to go the extra mile to handhold our Finance team during the implementation.
The upgrade of NAV went perfectly thanks to the support of the Mercurius IT team present on our site. The numerous tests and various problems were resolved quickly in accordance with the announced schedule.
Not only did Mercurius beat our existing partner’s quote by a significant margin, they did it at a fixed price - removing our commercial risk.
In the end, they guided us carefully through the process and also implemented some great improvements to our business using the new features NAV 2016 offers.