[I edited this post once again. I see that it produces a lot of confusion, because people seem to think that this is what I claim, while I tried to convey that this is what some claim, but I think is false. Therefore, I strike this altogether, and redirect you to my original column at MSDynamicsWorld.com. Please, read that, not this. Thanks, and sorry for this mess.]
[I decided to edit this post and exclude all the argumentation it originally contained. There is no need for me to argue the same topics twice, and I really recommend that you visit and read my original column at MSDynamicsWorld.com]
The presentation I delivered two weeks ago at Microsoft WinDays 2008 conference has spurred interest far beyond my expectations. While my goal was to shed some light on certain misconceptions and debunk a few myths which prevail about Microsoft Dynamics NAV in Croatia, the interest for the topic went farther than planned. Last week I’ve been approached by editorial staff of MSDynamicsWorld.com, an independent authority for news and views on Microsoft Dynamics, and asked whether I would like to contribute to their Expert Insights feature. They also explicitly asked could I make my WinDays 2008 topic my first contribution.
So, I’ve got my NAV Insights column at MSDynamicsWorld.com, where I will contribute bi-weekly with content on best practices of Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementations. You may read my first article, “Am I Too Big for Microsoft Dynamics NAV”, here. I don’t want to cross-post anything, so I won’t include that article on this blog, I’ll just give you a gist of what my WinDays presentation was all about.
In Croatia, large companies have shown reluctance to implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which I see as a result of several erroneous beliefs about the product. I called these myths, and I tried to debunk them one by one. These were the original myths I addressed:
- Big companies – what are these exactly?
- Number of employees is an important factor to consider when choosing an ERP
- Scalability of NAV does not meet the needs of large organizations
- Big companies don’t implement NAV
- NAV is accounting software
- NAV is not good for large companies in some verticals because some implementations failed
The last myth isn’t covered at MSDynamicsWorld.com and I will write more about it, so please drop by. And I would really like to hear from your experiences about these myths in your markets. Are these only impacting NAV reputation in Croatia, or did you have any similar issues in other parts of the world too?
In the meantime, I invite you to read my column in NAV Insights.