Microsoft’s Directions EMEA (the Dynamics insights conference for SMBs, held in Madrid, October 2017) saw the release of a number of announcements about Dynamics 365 Tenerife – the working title for the programme which will replace some of the Dynamics products, beginning with Dynamics 365 and eventually also incorporating Dynamics NAV.
Dynamics 365 for Business – due for replace spring 2018
The Business Editions of Dynamics 365 for Financials and Operations will be replaced by Dynamics 365 Tenerife from spring 2018, based in the cloud as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, and enhanced to include the capabilities of Dynamics NAV.Dynamics NAV will be the option for organisations wanting to retain an on-premises solution.
Dynamics NAV 2018 – set for release December 2017
A new version of NAV – NAV 2018 – will be launched 2 December 2018, with an updated version – NAV 2018R2 – released spring 2018.
On-premises to exist alongside cloud
While Microsoft’s focus is on cloud, on-premises options will continue to be available, certainly for the medium term, with new Dynamics NAV versions released until incorporated into the Tenerife programme.
The aim is to move away from the predetermined package model through provision of this single suite of applications (cloud or on-premises), and enable businesses to build the solutions they need to meet individual requirements. Businesses will be able to invest in the apps they need, at an appropriate price.