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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By : Marije Brummel
Book Image

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By: Marije Brummel

Overview of this book

This book is a focused tutorial on Microsoft Dynamics NAV application development to help you develop complete applications and not just application outlines. This hands-on guide starts off by introducing the supply chain that you will be using throughout the book. You will then implement the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite and learn to set it up and customize it for various industries. You will learn how to customize Dynamics NAV to suit the different aspects of a business such as financial management, relationship management, production, jobs, trade, storage, logistics, and so on. The book will take you through these Microsoft-designed application features and show you how to customize and extend them safely. Therefore, by the end of this book, you will be able to create a structure of your own in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Application life cycle

Designing an application is more than just analyzing processes and developing new objects. These phases are just the tip of the iceberg.

Once your application has been designed and developed, it is most likely that one or more companies will start using it. When this happens, your software will start a new phase in its life cycle. Let's have a look at the life cycle of a Microsoft Dynamics NAV application:

The Development phase of the application starts with the Fit/Gap analysis, followed by the Design and Build steps we did in the earlier chapters. When that is completed, the Maintenance phase of your application will start.

The Maintenance phase starts with the implementation and taking the software into Production. The first time this will happen, it will be the Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation in your company. Once this is done, your system will enter the real life cycle where constant improvements will be made to the application.