Many business owners are not aware that their ERP systems have support lifecycle policies.  Much like the warranty period on a vehicle, software companies such as Microsoft, do phase out support for On-Premise ERP systems.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV falls under Microsoft’s Fixed Lifecycle Policy.  Fixed Lifecycle Policy – Microsoft Lifecycle | Microsoft Docs

The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, NAV2018, will be out of Mainstream Support as of 1/10/2023.  After 1/10/23, security updates are only available with an Extended Security Update Program.

NAV Support Lifecycle Start and End Dates

NAV Support Lifecycle Start and End Dates

In 2019, Dynamics NAV re-branded to D365-Business Central.

The On-Premise version of Microsoft D365-Business Central follows one of two policies:

The Modern Lifecycle Policy is more stringent and requires customers to be current in order to obtain support.

Under the Modern Lifecycle Policy, the periods for new features and extended support are compressed to six and twelve months.

Modern Lifecycle Policy

For older versions of Dynamics NAV and Business Central On-Premise, the upgrade path is Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Migrating to a web-and-cloud-based solution like Microsoft Dynamics 365-Business Central is the best approach to keep your business afloat in this highly competitive market and get a competitive advantage.

Here are some of the benefits of migrating your ERP to the Cloud…

  • New Servers can cost upwards of $20,000 to replace
  • Iterative software upgrades on a regular basis
  • Innovative and extensive set of features
  • Modern and user-friendly
  • Robust enterprise-level security
  • Integrated with a variety of Microsoft products
  • Improve business operations and provide better customer service
  • The long-term benefits provided by the solution considerably outweigh the one-time investment
  • Benefits of Microsoft Power Platform, D365 Apps, and Azure – a cloud computing service.

One of the critical responsibilities of organizations seeking success is to keep up with fast-evolving technologies.

Contact Vox ISM today to begin your journey to the Cloud!