Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 System Requirements

Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP has its origin from Navision, an accounting application suite which Microsoft acquired in 2002. From its inception till date NAV has below major versions:

  • 4.0
  • 5.0
  • 2009
  • 2013
  • 2013 R2
  • 2015
  • 2016

With each version NAV has got some new and dynamic features. Now as we know an ERP Implementation for a SME is a big event, takes 5-6 months and expenditure in thousands of dollars apart from the software license costs. A SME who already spent this much of amount with a perfectly implemented ERP system, often skeptical in spending more for maintaining it, upgrading it, expanding it; though they know all these activities are highly necessary.

Even today we often meet many NAV Customers still using NAV 5.0, not associated anymore with their Microsoft Partner because they think their ERP Implementation working perfectly, didn’t focus on keeping their ERP upgraded to latest version because it meets their average requirements. But this notion is actually failing them to improve their business process and productivity. In this blog we have shared a version wise comparison of Microsoft Dynamics NAV features; organizations who are still using older version of NAV can easily identify what business process improvement options they are missing. We will majorly focus on the features which is available in NAV 2013 Onwards and not available in NAV 4.0, 5.0 and 2009 which are old and outdated versions


Social Listening

Embed Microsoft Social Listening in NAV

Single Sign On

Sign in office 365 and you are also signed in NAV

NAV Application Profiler

Enables tracing and profiling of C/AL and SQL Statements

NAV Client Extensibility

Web Clients and Windows Clients can get custom features using a control Add-In which can run on both Windows Client and Web Client

Provisioning Tools for Azure

Automate the deployment of NAV on Windows Azure Virtual Machine and other cloud services

Help Server

Context Sensitive Help to Windows Client and Web Client


Query Object enables access to relevant and dynamic data in various locations within the solution and externally via OData Web Services

Windows Powershell

Task based command line shell and scripting language specifically designed for system administrators

NAS Services

NAV Application Server 64 Bit, Unicode Support and easier to set up

New User Concept

Does not require Active Directory to be present while running NAV 3-tier architecture, so users can be local NAV Users. Ideal for smaller companies.


SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debit

Enables companies to pay vendors in compliance with Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) format.

Quick G/L Posting

Post Sales and Purchase Orders at the same time without locking the G/L Tables


Automate the process of deferring revenues and expenses over a pre-defined schedule


Enhanced Integration

Manufacturing is integrated with Service, Warehouse and Assembly Management. This provides better utilization of warehouse feature

New Global Set Up Fields

Default Dampener and Quantity Blank Overflow Level added to Manufacturing Set Up


Inventory Movements

New Activity Documents showing detailed insight of Stock Levels and location of items in the warehouse


Power BI

In Memory Analysis Dashboard and Reporting tool which provides detailed business insights to Stakeholders and managers




Extract unstructured PDFs like scanned Invoices and Credit Memos into structured one


Jobs WIP Calculation Compliance

Overview of Work in Progress, posting accounts and tracking changes in calculations

Usage Link

Usage and Consumption’s related to jobs and services

Source – Microsoft Dynamics

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