Should you customize the ERP Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Written on July 12, 2017 by Caterina Lyng

Perhaps you have just been introduced to the ERP Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and you think that it - with some customization - might be the right business software for your company.

But, is it always necessary to spend an endless amount of hours and money on having Dynamics NAV customized? This blog post takes a look at that question.

Dynamics NAV in Brief

Dynamics NAV is a highly flexible and scalable ERP software solution for small to midsize companies. It can be used in many industries due to the fact that it can be customized in order to i.e. solve specific challenges or support specific processes or workflows.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Reinventing or Refining the Wheel?

Since you know that Dynamics NAV can be used by many industries, you might wonder if it is really necessary for a company in i.e. the furniture industry to start developing features and functions from scratch when they have seen or heard of these at another furniture company.

Luckily, over the years many Microsoft partners have developed a lot of functionality that can be re-used. This can i.e. be functionality:

  • That solves specific business challenges
  • For specific types of companies and processes
  • For companies in a specific industry

The functionality can be packed and sold as for instance:

  • Add-ons
  • Complete software solutions

One of the benefits of these options is that they are usually continuously further developed and refined by the software companies behind them.

Industry-Knowledge - TRIMIT Example

At TRIMIT, we have developed our Dynamics NAV-based industry-specific software solutions for apparel and fashion, furniture, and product configuration since 1990. Companies that buy our software solutions can immediately benefit from the features and functions that are built in. And, they all benefit from the further development based on best practices from their industry.

Rethink Dynamics NAV Customization

With options like add-ons and complete software solutions, it is worth considering if your business and its processes differ so much from other companies that you want to start a customization project - or if you can downsize it to a few very company-specific areas.

In this illustration, you can see the difference between working with developers on Dynamics NAV customization versus buying a complete solution that only needs a few adjustments. This is based on what we see when it comes to the companies we work with.

Difference between customizing and buying a complete solution

Difference between customizing and buying a complete solution

More Information

If you would like to know more about TRIMIT's Microsoft Dynamics NAV-based industry-specific software solutions for companies that work with apparel and fashion, furniture, and general product configuration, you are welcome to contact us at [email protected].

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