Microsoft Navision Migration

With the changing world of work, there are a number of benefits to a business deciding to host their Microsoft Navision instance in the cloud rather than on-premise. Whilst here at Netmatters we have experience of working with both on-premise and in the cloud, one key area we are able to help with is the migration of Navision into the cloud.

What are the benefits of migrating Microsoft Navision to the cloud

As with many cloud-based softwares, there are a number of benefits to your business for migrating away from an on-premises solution. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced costs
  • Improved security and reliability
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Free up your IT resources

Reduced Costs

By moving your Navision into the cloud, you reduce the need for the maintenance of costly servers, the costs of hosting, backing up and maintaining your own servers. With flexible licensing to suit your business needs, a cloud-based instance is the most cost-effective version of MS Navision.

Improved Security and Reliability

If you host Navision in the cloud, you can rest assured that your precious data is stored safely and securely, with regular updates, security patches, and more carried out as standard. Microsoft offers a 99.9% uptime SLA at their state-of-the-art facilities.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Your business is changing and adapting, and your software should reflect this. Whether you are looking to grow your business or move location, or any number of changes, a cloud-based install of Navision can grow, adapt and flex with you. You can future-proof your software, along with your business.

Free up your IT Resources

Time is one of your most precious commodities, and if you can free some up by having Microsoft take care of the day-to-day management of your back-ups, upgrades and patches your IT team (or your IT Consultancy team) can spend their time elsewhere. Meaning your work is more efficient, your systems are slick and your business can function at the highest level.

Migrating to the cloud

We adopt a ‘configure first' approach to help you realise the full benefits of your Navision install, along with the associated technology. Whether your data is held on-premises, in the cloud, or a legacy database – we can help map your data from the old system to the new. We have streamlined the implementation process to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Migrating your Navision software is an excellent time to take stock of all bespoke changes that have been made to your system. Older changes that no longer make sense for your business can be left behind, and any updates to previous changes can be made when migrating. We can also assist in porting across legacy customisations to the latest Microsoft Standards.

Our process

Step 1 – Review the existing solution
Step 2 – Test the migration
Step 3 – Training and User Acceptance Testing
Step 4 – Final Product Migration
Step 5 – Ongoing Support
Step 6 – Recommendations and suggestions for improvement


Do you want help migrating your Navision install to the cloud? Contact our dedicated team of experts today.