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The UPGRADE

At ArcherPoint Retail, we take pride in our excellent reputation for smooth execution of upgrades, regardless of vertical or complexity. Our upgrade teams are staffed according to the needs of your organization to coordinate and manage your LS Nav upgrade from start to completion. We also include key employees from your organization to ensure clear communication and efficient collaboration.

Don’t fear the upgrade. It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make.  LS Nav, embedded within Dynamics NAV 2017, delivers breakthrough innovations in a multitude of areas.

Upgrade for a more competitive position

When you upgrade LS Nav, you can take advantage of new features, platform, and fixes to previous versions–plus all the innovations.

 Upgrading also helps you stay in compliance with business regulations, increase your productivity by applying advanced software technology, enhance security to protect your data, and provide opportunities to grow and expand your business. The result: lower costs, more opportunities, and a more competitive position.

 Our carefully designed upgrade methodology uses the Microsoft Upgrade Toolkit, the Microsoft Data Conversion/Migration tool, code comparison tools, in-house developed migration and quality tools, and proven practices and procedures.

 Dynamics NAV 2017 delivers breakthrough innovations in the functional and technical aspects of the software, in deployment options (Mobile Client, Web Client, SharePoint client, etc.), Azure deployment (you may never have to buy a server again), refined Role Tailored capabilities, secure web service calls, bank integration, Office 365 integration, Business Intelligence and Reporting, and much more.

We know LS Nav upgrades!

Ultimately, the success of an upgrade depends on the partner you choose. At ArcherPoint Retail we:

  have dedicated resources with the experience of doing a large number of upgrades

  have a deep understanding of the tools needed

  use proven Agile Project Methodology

  have Quality Assurance built into the data migration and upgrade process

  recommend and optionally set up your new LS Nav infrastructure platform

  show you the new features you should take advantage of in your new version

  determine which reports you are currently using in your database

  deliver true RDLC Reports from your current reports, not a non-upgradable object, or a report that requires an additional license to be able to use it

  commit a dedicated project team who will be with you even after you go live on your new NAV version to offer technical advice and enhancements as needed.

Some common misconceptions about upgrading:

  My NAV/LS Nav database is too customized. Customizations should have little to nothing to do with upgrading if it is done correctly, and with the right tools. Your customizations will come forward into your new NAV/LS Nav version.

  My NAV/LS Nav database is too large. Though the size of a NAV/LS Nav database does lead to certain challenges, we have successfully upgraded databases that are over a Terabyte in size. Our arsenal of tools to aid in data migration recently reduced a 42-day data migration to approximately four hours.

  It’s better to do upgrades by hand instead of using upgrade tools. A well-executed upgrade for NAV/LS Nav should be largely automated and rely as much as possible on the Microsoft-supplied upgrade tools. It is impossible for a developer to review millions of lines of code by hand and hope that human error and fatigue doesn’t play a major factor in the resulting upgrade.

  I use kitting extensively, and it’s not available in the new versions. While certain applications, like kitting, have been removed, there are new ways to handle the business functionality. Assemblies are the new way of doing kitting, and we’ve upgraded many companies who use kitting to assemblies without difficulties.

  Any NAV/LS Nav Developer can do upgrades. This is probably the single biggest reason that many NAV/LS Nav upgrades take too long, cost too much, are never completed, or result in serious post go-live issues. Upgrades are different from other development projects in nearly every way. The requirements, methodology, tools, and the professionals who plan and execute them should be tailored to the single goal of a successful upgrade. Our upgrade team has over 10 years of experience in doing upgrades. We are upgrade specialists.

+ WHY UPGRADE

Upgrade for a more competitive position

When you upgrade LS Nav, you can take advantage of new features, platform, and fixes to previous versions–plus all the innovations.

 Upgrading also helps you stay in compliance with business regulations, increase your productivity by applying advanced software technology, enhance security to protect your data, and provide opportunities to grow and expand your business. The result: lower costs, more opportunities, and a more competitive position.

 Our carefully designed upgrade methodology uses the Microsoft Upgrade Toolkit, the Microsoft Data Conversion/Migration tool, code comparison tools, in-house developed migration and quality tools, and proven practices and procedures.

 Dynamics NAV 2017 delivers breakthrough innovations in the functional and technical aspects of the software, in deployment options (Mobile Client, Web Client, SharePoint client, etc.), Azure deployment (you may never have to buy a server again), refined Role Tailored capabilities, secure web service calls, bank integration, Office 365 integration, Business Intelligence and Reporting, and much more.

+ WE ARE UPGRADE SPECIALISTS

We know LS Nav upgrades!

Ultimately, the success of an upgrade depends on the partner you choose. At ArcherPoint Retail we:

  have dedicated resources with the experience of doing a large number of upgrades

  have a deep understanding of the tools needed

  use proven Agile Project Methodology

  have Quality Assurance built into the data migration and upgrade process

  recommend and optionally set up your new LS Nav infrastructure platform

  show you the new features you should take advantage of in your new version

  determine which reports you are currently using in your database

  deliver true RDLC Reports from your current reports, not a non-upgradable object, or a report that requires an additional license to be able to use it

  commit a dedicated project team who will be with you even after you go live on your new NAV version to offer technical advice and enhancements as needed.

+ MYTHS ABOUT UPGRADES

Some common misconceptions about upgrading:

  My NAV/LS Nav database is too customized. Customizations should have little to nothing to do with upgrading if it is done correctly, and with the right tools. Your customizations will come forward into your new NAV/LS Nav version.

  My NAV/LS Nav database is too large. Though the size of a NAV/LS Nav database does lead to certain challenges, we have successfully upgraded databases that are over a Terabyte in size. Our arsenal of tools to aid in data migration recently reduced a 42-day data migration to approximately four hours.

  It’s better to do upgrades by hand instead of using upgrade tools. A well-executed upgrade for NAV/LS Nav should be largely automated and rely as much as possible on the Microsoft-supplied upgrade tools. It is impossible for a developer to review millions of lines of code by hand and hope that human error and fatigue doesn’t play a major factor in the resulting upgrade.

  I use kitting extensively, and it’s not available in the new versions. While certain applications, like kitting, have been removed, there are new ways to handle the business functionality. Assemblies are the new way of doing kitting, and we’ve upgraded many companies who use kitting to assemblies without difficulties.

  Any NAV/LS Nav Developer can do upgrades. This is probably the single biggest reason that many NAV/LS Nav upgrades take too long, cost too much, are never completed, or result in serious post go-live issues. Upgrades are different from other development projects in nearly every way. The requirements, methodology, tools, and the professionals who plan and execute them should be tailored to the single goal of a successful upgrade. Our upgrade team has over 10 years of experience in doing upgrades. We are upgrade specialists.

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