It has finally happened: the first objects (from the datapart) of the VAT 2010 are released by Microsoft. This means for all partners: GET YOUR LAZY BUTT OUT OF YOUR SEAT, STOP MINESWEEPING … AND START UPGRADING YOUR CUSTOMERS.
At least, that's what it means for us. We will be upgrading +150 customers in only one month, and we will be doing this by a wizard we created ourselves… . Just a tip ;°).
Anyway, for all partners, here is the way to go and start downloading the necessary fobs … . Only for the Dutch NAV 2009 SP1 there is a wrong link posted. Here is the right one.
For your convenience, here is the complete list (with updated Dutch link):
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 SP3
Version not available as of 12.2.09
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1
Please note that you need partnersource access.
Not only you ... the entire ML-caption in BE version is wrong :-/
I m missing some caption ML.
Well, just because it's legislation, I'm implementing this ... .
But please, yes, let's go for beer! :-)
Microsoft is sending updates, fixes and patches all the time. Just because this is VAT you are implementing this.
Lets agree that we disagree. :-)
Hm, I wouldn't want to tell my customer that I didn't do the upgrade because "I didn't want to break your working system". ;°)
I would also go for the Microsoft-supported way. In Belgium, all our customers are registering the VAT that way, already ... but still ... it's advicable to go the Microsoft way (supporting the new field). I would like to be able to implement the next MS-update as well, you know ...
I agree with Peter. Don't break a working system.
As I am in the transportation business a little I have to update all my customers who do international invoicing. But one of these customers tell me they already register this VAT. Weird...
But you also need to keep in mind that if there is an add-on that has VAT calculation as well this might need updating.
The other part is that in some countries like spain, companies have 6 months to implement this.
This means that a company in holland might register service VAT for spain and the receiver does not register it.
It is not simple...
Please be careful with your statement. I know that only customers with the SLA are allowed to have the update from Microsoft. But I don't think you as partner are going to refuse to help the other customers? At least, they have to know "why" the have to start paying SLA ;°)
Anyway, be aware that when you ship goods to other EU countries ... the shipping costs are also a "service". Transportation is a service. Those costs should be aligned with the new legislation... .
Sounds fun :-) We don't expect having any customers doing cross-border trade of services within the EU, so our customers don't need it.
And remember each customer will need an active service level agreement... :-)