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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)

Development methodology

To develop software, there are many methodologies such as Prince2, Extreme Programming, or the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

Most of these methodologies are suitable to be applied to Microsoft Dynamics NAV but they should be used properly. Because of the flexibility of the product, it is easy to leave out steps in the process that should be there.

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, it is easy to quickly create and modify business software. This is by far the strongest selling point for the solution, but also the biggest pitfall.

A sample approach

When an end user requests a change to the application, it is tempting for most experienced developers to go into the application and create it, preferably in the production database without documentation. This is not the desired way of doing software development.

However, Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a very suitable design environment for prototyping and Rapid Application Design. All the example applications in...