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Introducing RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

If the phrase “IT implementation project” makes your palms sweat and your heart beat faster, this blog entry should be good news. It’s about a new service that we developed as a direct result of customer feedback. We listened when customers told us that a simpler and faster deployment would mean a lot to them. And we know how important it is for you to be able to stay focused on your business.

That’s why we built special functionality that improves the implementation process — right in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution. Functionality that makes the entire process smooth. RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV accelerates deployment time, improves the quality of the implementation, gives you better control of the whole process and reduces the cost. Here’s why.

RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV actively involves you in a way that makes the entire implementation process transparent. So not only is the implementation fast, but equally important, it is of the highest quality,

Simplifies Configuration and Data Migration

The new services include four main types of tools that simplify data migration and configuration and ensure that the quality of the data stays intact:

  1. Questionnaires – These forms make it easy to set up your company in the system with specific company data, like contact and bank information, for example. You simply answer a few straightforward questions about your company, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV is set up according to your needs.
  2. The Configuration Worksheet – This worksheet helps partners and customers bring structure to the process. It serves as a kind of implementation control center providing immediate access to all the essential setup tables.
  3. Data Migration Tools – RapidStart Services also simplifies the process of migrating existing data. You gain control because you actively participate using the familiar Microsoft Excel program. It makes it easy for you to select and clean up your data before it is imported, thus ensuring better data quality.
  4. A standardized Configuration Package – The package includes general setup data, such as currency codes, Chart of Accounts, payment terms, and countries. And if the standard data packages aren´t enough, you can always import additional data packages or extend existing ones after the initial setup.

A Good Overview and Better Control

The RapidStart Services Role Center gives you a good overview of the setup status. And in more advanced deployments, it allows you to assign a certain set of questions to a specific person. That way you can follow up if questions are not answered in time.

Now, you’re probably wondering if this streamlined service is only available on-premise. Well we’re happy to offer RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a native part of the product. So, it’s supported in both on-premise and in the cloud, for greater flexibility.

Does RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV sound interesting?

Do you want to take advantage of the reduced cost of deployment and accelerated deployment time? Then, contact your partner and ask to learn more about how you can get your solution up and running in no time and with better control over the process. See more in this video. If you are a partner, learn more about resources and materials for RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV here (PartnerSource login and password required).

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