For any organization, Enterprise Resource Planning software is essential. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been one of the most successful ERP systems and has helped numerous companies pave their way to success. It is best suited for small and medium-sized enterprises. Some of the worlds’ eCommerce leaders owe it to Microsoft Dynamics NAV for their success.

Back in 1984, the company PC&C (Personal Computing and Consulting) was founded and the first-ever single-user Navision known as PC-Plus was released.

It continued until the next version came in – Navigator 1.00, in 1987. It was the first multi-tier module of Navision which was released in partnership with IBM Denmark. In 1988 came Navigator 2.00 and finally in 1989 Navigator 3.00 was released with Navision becoming a global ERP solution.

In 1994, Navision 3.50 was released and just in a year’s time, the first Windows version of Navision was launched – Navision Financials 1.00. During the time between 1995 and 1999, there were several releases of the Navision Financials module, namely –

  • Navision Financials 1.20 – 1996
  • Navision Financials 1.30 – 1997
  • Navision Financials 2.00 – 1998
  • Navision Financials 2.50 – 1999

In 2000, Navision Software merged with Damgaard Data, and Navigator Financials 2.6 was released. As Navision became a part of Microsoft Business Solutions in 2002, it released Navision Attain 3.01.

Microsoft Business Solutions Navision 4.00 was released in partnership between Navision and Microsoft and it was the last classic Navision Financials module or version. Later in 2008, a completely new, role-tailored client of Navision was released – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.

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2012 saw the growth in the application and released Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 which was more functionally stable and efficient. A lot of new functional aspects were added to the module. As the growth continued, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 was released in 2014 and was termed as the Modern Version of Navision.

After a few releases up to 2018, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been declared retired and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has been evolved out of it. Read about Dynamics 365 Business Central now!

Here is the Infographic which shows the evolution of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP from PC-Plus in 1984:


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Now, you can easily integrate your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with an eCommerce store, Marketplace or CRM and automate the business process!