With Dynamics NAV, Choose the Deployment Model that Best Suits your Business


Are you a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user? Have you considered moving to the Cloud? Cloud deployment is no longer considered faddish; it surely is here to stay, and for a good reason. Proponents of the Cloud cite its flexibility, ease of access, lower up-front costs, quality IT maintenance and rigorous security. But that doesn’t mean the Cloud is for every business.

Proponents of on-premises ERP deployment feel that they have more control over their property, can rely on their own expert IT departments, are concerned with privacy, are willing to make a large initial investment to keep ongoing costs down and wish to provide their own security. They may have already invested in hardware and networks.

Many business owners strongly favor one model over the other. Some prefer to move their entire enterprise to the Cloud while others prefer to retain everything on premise. And a growing number of businesses are choosing a hybrid option wherein some applications are moved to the Cloud while others remain in house.

You know your business goals, processes and strategies better than anyone. You can decide, after gathering the facts and figures, whether your business will thrive better with an on-premise or cloud based ERP. And when you do your homework, you’ll find that Microsoft Dynamics NAV is uniquely designed to give you the robust ERP qualities regardless of the method of deployment you choose.

With Dynamics NAV you have a choice to deploy on-premises or in the Cloud. And with NAV, you aren’t limited by your choice. You can have Dynamics NAV on premises today with the option of moving it to the Cloud in the future if you find that certain considerations have changed and that becomes a better option. Or, you can set up in the Cloud but retain onsite servers in case your situation changes. In short, with Dynamics NAV, your options are not limited.

At Western Computer, we believe that you should choose a deployment method that works best for you, not for your software vendor. Some solutions dictate how they must be deployed, leaving little room for your unique business requirements. Dynamics NAV allows you to put your business considerations first and do what is best for you.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s same rich ERP functionality will be available to you no matter which deployment you choose. Because NAV includes a robust internet-facing application interface, your remote offices and workers will have full, secure and reliable access to the information they need even if your NAV is deployed on premises.

Also, regardless of deployment model, you have a choice of perpetual licenses or annual subscriptions. And because Dynamics NAV runs on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or any private hosting system, if you do choose a cloud or hybrid solution, you can shop for the cloud provider that best suits your business from both a technological and financial standpoint.

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV experts at Western Computer work with our customers to design the deployment and licensing model that’s right for their organization both now and as they continue to grow.

If you’d like to explore your options and understand which model is right for your business, contact us today

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