a new product has been added to the dynamics family: microsoft dynamics 365 – business edition. this was announced on the world partner conference (WPC) on 12th july this year by paul white. and apparently dynamics 365 is more than just project "madeira". in fact, what was project "madeira" alone might become NAV 2017 when it is released. so then what's dynamics 365?
dynamics 365 evolves around microsoft's current CRM and ERP cloud solutions into one cloud service with new purpose-built apps to help manage specific business functions and empowers teams to engage more effectively with customers, including: financials, field service, sales, operations, marketing, project service automation and customer service.
dynamics 365 apps are designed to be easily and independently deployed. yet they work together seamlessly so, as your business demands, you can grow into additional capabilities with ease. all of which will be delivered through simple, easy-to-use, mobile experience with offline capabilities.
so will dynamics 365 business edition replace dynamics NAV? no, it won't. even though apps and data model will be shared by both solutions to some extent (which makes dynamics NAV even more versatile) the target markets are rather different.
dynamics 365 will be released in fall this year for the US market, followed by selected european countries early 2017.
for more information, visit the blog sites of mark brummel, aleksandar totovic and saurav dhyani.