I received a few days ago asking from a friend whether it is worth participating in a nationwide conference on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. I decided to share my opinion on this subject, because it probably does not coincide with the generally prevailing trend.
I have been dealing with Dynamics NAV for several years (previously as Navision). Generally I like Microsoft technologies because there are few errors in them, and the corporation puts a lot of emphasis on the actual business benefits for the client. Although NAV is not the most intuitive to use, it generally fulfills its task as an accounting and billing system.
In my opinion, most often these are not “conferences”, but the advertising of the company that organizes them. I took part in them as Microsoft Student Partner, and then Microsoft Student Consultant and today I say that it is a waste of time. Indeed, it is possible to meet people interested in the implementation there and talk to people who already have this process behind. But will the organizer invite clients that have failed to implement? Or will such a client appear even if he was invited?
I think it is much better to look around for friendly companies with a similar profile. Ask, see who is satisfied with the implementation and recommends the implementation company. Once again: a good implementer is more important than the system being implemented. If you are struggling with such dilemmas, I invite you to contact me. I will definitely be able to recommend someone.
Of course, these are only my subjective opinions resulting from experience. I am happy to confront someone who has a different view of things. I invite you to comment!
P. S. If someone thinks “Such a wise man, let him implement ERP himself”, I reply with all humility: It is very difficult to do it well, and the client’s time and budget is a common obstacle. That’s why in Syneo for now we focus on the APS, MES and MRP systems.