Compare NAV Versions 2013 - 2018

Posted on 19 July 2018 at 07:00 UK time

All the resources you may need to help you decide which NAV version is best suited for your company and business...


NAV has been around for a long time now; from its original conception in 1984, the first version Navigator in 1987, Navision in 1990, NAV in 2005, and finally, it’s soon to be newest re-branding, Dynamics 365 Business Central on premise/hosted (due by the Fall of 2018). It has come a long way, with each new version new and greater capabilities, innovative functionalities, and increasing benefits with revolutionary technologies and processes. It started as the breakthrough for ERP software, and continues to transform, assist and benefit the way companies run their businesses.

(If you fancy a nosey at the Navision timeline in more detail, click here.)

But, with every new release it becomes increasingly difficult for the average customer to really understand which version is best suited for their company; of course, we would always recommend the newest model due to its capabilities, but that is not always within the budget for most. With that in mind, we have devised a handy table to help you easily compare features between the different NAV versions, from 2013 to 2018, just click on the images below.

General Functionality

Financial Management


Supply Chain Management

BI & Reporting

Service Management

Project Management

Sales & Marketing

Workflow & Docs

If your still confused, don't worry! That's what we're here for! Our team are experts on every version and they will be able to easily recommend the best solution for you and your business.

Is there something missing from all the above functionalities that your company will need? No problem! We can write you specialised, and tailored solutions to fit your exact needs that can be added on to your solution. Take a look at our Tailored Solutions page.

For even more detailed information of each version, please click on the below for their respective capability guides that will give you further and more complete insights: