Which Navision Edition?
Dynamics Nav Business Essentials, also called BE, is the Navision edition designed as a starter, or for smaller companies, or companies with relatively simple requirements. It has a solid but limited base functionality, and offers very few optional add-ons.
Navision Advanced Management, also called AM, is the 'full-blown' Nav edition. It includes significantly more features and functions in the base package, and offers many, many optional add-ons.
However, you can always upgrade Business Essentials to Advanced Management, so you're not stuck if you decide to start with BE and later need more features and functions.
Microsoft publishes a detailed list of what modules and granules are included in or available for the different editions, however, many people find the Microsoft list rather confusing to use, and it does not include any information as to what the different modules and granules actually do. If you'd like to see Microsoft's list anyway, you can
download this PDF.
To make it easier to understand and make intelligent choices, we've created the chart below, which shows which modules and granules are included, optional (for extra money), or simply not available, for each of the different Navision editions.
|General Foundation Pack|| included||included|
| Responsibility Centers||not available||optional|
|Inter-Company Postings||not available||included|
|Basic Liquidity Forecast||optional||optional|
|Liquidity Forecast - Analysis Views||optional||optional|
|Basic Analytical Accounting||not available||optional|
|Cost Budget||not available||optional|
|Fixed Asset Foundation Pack||included||included|
|Cash Management Foundation Pack||included||included|
|Customer Relationship Management||BE||AM|
|CRM Foundation Pack|| included||included|
|CRM Navision Advanced||not available||included|
|Supply Chain Management||BE||AM|
|Sales and Receivables Foundation|| included||included|
|Sales and Receivables Calendars|| not available||included|
|Sales and Receivables Campaign Pricing||not available||included|
|Sales Tax|| included||included|
|Purchase and Payables|| included||included|
|Inventory Management Foundation|| included||included|
|Cycle Counting||not available||included|
|Put Away||not available||optional|
|Warehouse Receipt||not available||optional|
|Warehouse Shipment||not available||optional|
|Standard Cost Worksheet||not available||included|
|Warehouse Management Systems||not available||optional|
|Internal Picks and Putaways||not available||optional|
|Automated Data Capture Systems (ADCS)||not available||optional|
|Bin Set-Up||not available||optional|
|Basic Manufacturing||not available||included|
|Version Management||not available||optional|
|Agile Manufacturing||not available||optional|
|Basic Supply Planning||not available||optional|
|Demand Forecasting||not available||optional|
|Machine Centers||not available||optional|
|Finite Loading||not available||optional|
|Demand Planner 2.0 User||not available||optional|
|Service Order Management||not available||optional|
|Service Price Management||not available||optional|
|Service Item Management||not available||optional|
|Service Contract Management||not available||optional|
|Planning and Dispatching||not available||optional|
|Service Management Package||not available||optional|