In response to the elves requests for better flexibility and mobility, Santa has upgraded to Dynamics NAV 2016 and will be utilising Microsoft’s new Universal App in time for Christmas this year.
Universal App for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an improvement on Microsoft’s tablet client for NAV 2015, as users can now access the software on smaller screens and through a mobile app, bringing it into the hands of many more users.
Santa commented: “The elves have tiny little hands, so having access to data on smaller screens is great for them. It also means that those who are using a tablet or phone can capture data closer to the source, for example, at the factory site, thereby improving accuracy and reducing end-to-end time.”
Users can now experience the power and simplicity of Universal App on their preferred iOS, Android or Windows device – be it phone, phablet, tablet, laptop, or desktop. They can switch to their favourite device on the go, during meetings, in the office or at home on the couch – accessing Dynamics NAV business data from everywhere.
The following illustration shows the intended use of the various Microsoft Dynamics NAV Clients.
As illustrated, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client do not replace the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Instead, they offer a touch interface for fewer application scenarios.
The tablet and phone designs are meant for lighter tasks and are useful, for example, for travelling salespeople or service technicians who need a portable, online, easy-to-use app that provides an overview, for example, of daily tasks and items in stock.
Whereas, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client support more complex business processes and heavier data entry than is likely to be used on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client.
Santa continues: “I can now access and update the naughty list on my Nokia Lumia, anywhere and at any time – it’s never been so accurate.”