Version Manager shows off at Directions NA in Las Vegas


Thank you for four hectic days in Las Vegas, Nevada.

We took Version Manager out for a spin at Directions NA, and the interest was fantastic.

Using the functionality of Version Manager to help the company SOX compliance, has proven to be a great idea.

In 2002, the United States Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices in enterprises, and to improve the accuracy of corporate disclosures. The act sets deadlines for compliance and publishes rules on requirements. Congressmen Paul Sarbanes and Michael Oxley drafted the act with the goal of improving corporate governance and accountability, in light of the financial scandals that occurred at Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco, among others.

All public companies now must comply with SOX, both on the financial side and on the IT side. The way in which IT departments store corporate electronic records changed as a result of SOX. While the act does not specify how a business should store records or establish a set of business practices, it does define which records should be stored and the length of time for the storage. To comply with SOX, corporations must save all business records, including electronic records and electronic messages, for "not less than five years." Consequences for noncompliance include fines or imprisonment, or both.

Version Manager can help you create an audit trail of all changes made to the source code of any on-premise version of Dynamics NAV from versions 4.0 to Dynamics 365 Business central. Only requirement of versions from 4.0 to 2009 is that they run SQL. In later versions, Version Manager will also keep an audit trail of installed and uninstalled extensions.

The primary functionality of Version Manager is:

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