Microsoft Releases Dynamics SL and NAV 2015 for Mobile SMBs
The company's new ERP software slate for small and midsize businesses ships with tablet-toting users in mind.Microsoft's small business enterprise resource management (ERP) software ecosystem has been given a mobile makeover. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker has officially released the latest versions of Dynamics NAV and SL, the company's ERP software suite for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), announced Gordon Macdonald, SMB global outbound marketing lead for Microsoft Dynamics ERP. In keeping with the company's "mobile-first, cloud-first" product development strategy, the updated software incorporates features that allows companies to manage their business processes without being tethered to a PC. Dynamics NAV 2015 has been revamped to offer a touch-optimized experience for tablets like the iPad, according to Macdonald. "With this release, new Microsoft Dynamics NAV tablet applications are available now from the Windows, Apple, and Google app stores," he said in a statement. Other major additions include a customizable interface that helps streamline ERP workflows. Dynamics NAV 2015 supports "personalized home pages that let users view their most important business data and key performance indicators in a glance," said Macdonald. "Sophisticated color coding and live data help users prioritize actions and stay productive."
Customers can also now craft invoices using familiar tools. "Power users can now create customized, branded invoice templates on their own in Microsoft Word without having to engage a technical consultant," boasted Macdonald. Optimized Azure and Office 365 cloud deployment options enable businesses to skip server and IT management costs. New upgrade tools "help partners significantly lower the cost and time required to move customer implementations to the current version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV," he added.