Navision to Business Central

What a journey!

Keith was a customer of Navision for a Swiss-owned business in the UK. He was responsible for implementation for all the subsidiary companies in different countries. In 1997 he started Navision South Africa and appointed a big partner base 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. 

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 are adding big challenges.

Business Central is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations that automate and streamlines business processes.

Business Central enables companies to manage their business, including finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management & services.

Business Central is built on the cloud and can be configured to the company's needs.

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 connection ofseveral 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 Maria worked with version 3.7 to the latest version of Business Central. The importance was to stay up to date with the individual versions by sitting all the exams and been certified on all the versions.

Maria holds certification for all the versions and was awarded two certificates of excellence by Bill Gates.

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