I lost count of this series, but I think it is number five. If you want to read my thoughts on Microsoft project “Madeira” please us the inside project “Madeira” tag.
To write blog articles like this, one needs inspiration and since Dynamics NAV is more hobby for me than work I take it everywhere. Today I got inspired at my youngest daughters first public musical performance.
Like most of us she starts on a recorder learning to read notes and play. She did a wonderful job and I was a proud dad.
After her performance some older kids from our little town played in a b-level orchestra which did not sound bad at all for their age. According to the condoctor they studied their instruments for several years.
A bespoke well implemented Dynamics NAV installation can be like listening to an orchestra in the Royal Concert building in Amsterdam. It takes a lot of physical elements to be in perfect harmony and a lot of experienced craftsmen that are working like a team and the result is more important than the individual performance.
It takes many years of practice, discipline and team effort to have a good performance and the location has to be perfect too.
The audience that attends a concert like this enjoys every moment of something as special as this.
There are many Dynamics NAV installations that are like this. In the company who implemented NAV they realise that it is very special and the project gets the attention they need. These companies are succesful because they have something not a lot of other have and it attracts others who want to be part of it.
I am lucky to have a few customers like this.
As a product, when you look at Dynamics NAV, the way partners get it from Microsoft is like the instruments of an orchestra. Potentially usable for a great result but it requires a conductor and experienced experts to get the best out of it. This has always been by design and (new) partners complaining that it was hard to make it work simply got a “try harder” advice from Microsoft.