If you’re considering migrating from MS Navision to Business Central, there are a few things you should know. The first thing you should know is that you need to upgrade your existing Dynamics NAV instance to Business Central on-premises. If you’re moving to Business Central online, you must upgrade to the latest version of the software. Upgrading will ensure that your migration goes as smoothly as possible. Once you’ve upgraded, you need to initialize new companies in Business Central online. This process is usually automatic during the upgrade process, but after migration has been completed, you need to do it manually. You’ll have to mark each company you want to initialize. Once you do, initialization runs as a scheduled task in the job queue. As each task is completed, the status changes to confirm that the migration is complete.
After identifying which data points need to be transferred, you’ll need to decide which method to use. Reimplementation, for example, starts with a blank database and then adds the data points you’d like from NAV. Reimplementation is similar to flying a small airplane with only a few of your belongings, so it requires less movement. You should consider whether to migrate open transactions and master records by hand or with migration code.
To migrate to Business Central, you can use a migration service or purchase additional environments. If you’re using a dedicated server for your MS Navision installation, the migration process takes just a few hours. Then, you can start integrating your data with Business Central online. This will save you money, because you’ll have all your data in one place. If you’re using a cloud solution, the migration will be much easier.
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