Next Versions of NAV
There were a lot of discussions from Directions US a few weeks ago about the future of NAV, especially with regard to branding and release dates. As we expected, this was cleared up at the EMEA event – NAV 2018 will be released on 1
December, with a second release due in the Spring. The current plan is that following the completion of the migration of the NAV functionality to the D365 platform, the code bases will combine to a single product deployable as a SAAS solution or on premise.
As we have grown to expect over recent years, there are a number of client related features coming to NAV, including new tools for making customisations from within the client and then releasing them as an extension. It will also be possible to view how customisations will be displayed on different devices from within the web client.
The main story for the functionality updates was to do with automation, intelligence and integration. Such as AI to automatically find pictures and fill in questionnaires as well as using Flow to monitor and trigger events such as low stock and purchasing.