If you were under any illusions as to how important Dynamics NAV is to the people at Microsoft, or the European business community as a whole, the main auditorium picture from the 2016 DirectionsEMEA Conference in Prague should put your mind at rest!
The event is aimed at the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community across Europe, Middle East and Africa and attracted nearly 2,000 visitors this year.
Those visitors include nearly 600 NAV partners from over 50 countries confirming that NAV is, by a country mile, THE most important ERP product in the Microsoft business software arsenal.
Key announcements at this year’s 3 day event include first looks at NAV 2017 and Dynamics 365, the soon to be released cloud version of NAV.
While catching up with what Microsoft are doing is a critical part of the event, equally important is the opportunity to see what both the long-established and the newly formed ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) have produced to add functionality to the already highly-functional NAV product.
With over 130,000 NAV sites worldwide, there is a huge market to go at making it an incredibly worthwhile investment by the ISVs. And, the main beneficiaries at the end of the day are the end users who benefit from an ever functionally richer product.
So, be aware that NAV is a huge product for Microsoft and the event in Prague serve to underline this more than ever.