Our company will be using NAV 2013 this coming May 2013 and I'm new to this system. I would like to ask anyone here that can advise for what I should prepare and consider for a smooth migration and deployment of NAV 2013.
Thank you in advance.
You should be ok, the new partner should give you a list of what they expect from a hardware perspective as well as being involved in the setup of the software but feel free to ask any questions you might have here and we will be happy to help
Neville FoynNAV Developer, Consultant & Trainer (Since 2001)MCTS NAV, CRM, Sharepoint, SQLMCITP NAVMCT
I always suggest training, try and get instructor led training if you can, and if not get hold of the training manuals together with the NAV demo system and go through them yourself, some clients depending on the Microsoft agreement can access the training on the Microsoft site, alternatively your partner can get the manuals for you
The training manuals examples all tie back to the NAV demo system and your partner can load the demo onto a PC as a standalone to work on
Take advantage of Customer Source which you will have access to if your company pays the annual enhancement fees. You should also check out NAVUG.com and consider becoming a member to take advantage of all of the content offered from webinars and networking opportunities.
Thank you for your advise. Actually our partner will conduct training for 30 days. However, I am thinking of what else should I prepare or consider for this migration will go smooth. I've already setup the servers AD, FS and the NAV Server. I just don't want to have an intervention during the training or after training to go live because of we just forgot something.
there are many consideration for deploying and migrating to NAV 2013, first of all the hardware platform shoud be 64 bit (OS, SQL Server...), second thing the upgrading can be done only from 2009 versions If you have an earlier version, such as NAV 5.0 or NAV 4.0, you must first upgrade that version to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2. for more information you shoud visit the upgrading guide : go.microsoft.com/fwlink
Thanks. Our partner told me that the hardware specification was met and we are proceeding as expected.
And If soon I encounter difficulties, I will post again. Thank you so much.
Thanks for the tip. We're currently using quickbooks so no previous version of NAV instance. As for the hardware, I have already setup the server with 64bit OS. Looking forward for a smooth operation with NAV.
1. Know your internal process and operation inside and out
2. Know what problems and processes are to be improved after implementation
3. Keep a log of users requests. If you're the project manager, make sure every request the users has comes to you first before sending to the consultant.
4. Read through the proposal from the consultant to know what they're delivering and what modifications they'll make
5. Make sure you have everyone in the company on board with the change.
These are just some that came to the top of my head. I'm sure there are more.
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