Navision to Business Central

What a journey!

Keith was a customer of Navision for a Swiss-owned business in the UK. He was responsible forimplementation for all the branches in different countries. In 1997 he started up Navision South Africa until it was bought out by Microsoft 2002

Maria's journey started in the year 1999 when she worked for Sharp Electronics in South Africa and as a customer, she used Navision for stock, services and budgets. In the year 2000 she started with a new position at Navision South Africa and slowly but surely picked up the finance, consulting and Navision knowledge. 


Maria hade two certificates of excellence signed by Bill Gates.

Navision started in Denmark in 1983. The product was designed to be easy and user-friendly with accounting functionality, initially for one user and the next versions brought out several users at a time. Navision grown dramatically in the next 20 years adding more and more versions. 

On July 12, 2002, Microsoft purchased Navision for $1.33 billion. 

In the next couple of years Mariaworked with version 3.7 to the latest version of Business Central. The importance was to stay up to date with the individual versions.

Business Central brings in new technology and a new development language. This is a big challenge not only for the developers but also for the consultants. It is sexy however at the same time the ease of use brings a big challenge

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