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It’s hardly any news for the lucky 21 countries which have had them by default for about two years, but for other 18 which haven’t, there is an alarmingly low awareness about three interesting NAV functionalities: Liquidity, Cost Accounting and Kitting.
These three have been named Local Functionality, which means they are a part of a localized version in some of the countries. For other countries, this functionality is not available by default, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be licensed or implemented for customers in other countries as well.
Here is a short description into each of these three (italics are taken from the documentation):
Useful features all three, no doubt to it. To learn more about them and how to put them to work, check this page which contains training manuals for all three.
Now, if you don’t live in any of the 21 countries which don’t have these functionalities, you can still license them and implement them on your projects for your customers, by following the procedure explained at Guidelines for Licensing Cross-version Functionality for Microsoft Dynamics NAV on PartnerSource.
Obviously, you’ll have to do the localization legwork yourself (Microsoft won’t help you with this), but this shouldn’t be too difficult. Anyhow, it should be less difficult (and less risky) than developing any of these from scratch.
To help you decide which country version you should start with, and take the base objects from, here is the matrix which shows which functionality is available in which country’s localization:
It still beats me why these three haven’t found their way into the standard NAV W1 release. The matrix above tells me there is no rule about which Group (or Tier) these countries come from, so I suppose it was just about lobbying capabilities of each specific country
Since I come from a country not listed above, I don’t have any direct experience with any of these three functionalities. How about you? What’s your experience? Take a minute and use the comment form below to share it.
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