I have below use-case in front of me and i am unable to decide how should i start with.
One of my customer has its headquarter in UK and sales offices in India, Canada and Australia.
At present the customer invoices all its sales from UK office only and is currently using NAV 5.0 W1 version. Now the customer want to upgrade to NAV 2009 R2 and also want to do invoicing separately from each of their sales offices
To achieve this, i have analysed the following alternatives:-
1. Upgrade NAV 5.0 W1 to NAV 2009 W1 R2 at UK office. Install NAV 2009 W1 R2 at each of the sales office. Each of the four offices will use W1 demo database separately.
2. Upgrade NAV 5.0 W1 to NAV 2009 GB R2 at UK office. Install NAV 2009 <country version> R2 at each of the sales office. Each of the four offices will use <country version> specific demo database separately.
3. Upgrade NAV 5.0 W1 to NAV 2009 W1 R2 at UK office. Install NAV 2009 W1 R2 at each of the sales office. Each of the four offices will use <country specific> demo database separately.
4. Upgrade NAV 5.0 W1 to NAV 2009 W1 R2 at UK office. Create and setup new company for each sales office within the NAV database at UK office. Allow all sales office to access their own company from the UK office.
Option 1 says install W1 version with W1 demo databases separately at each office
Option 2 says install <country specific> version with respective db separately at each office
Option 3 says install W1 version with <country specific> demo db separately at each office
Option 4 says install W1 version with single W1 demo database and separate company for each office
If i prefer to take advantage of localized version then i choose option 2 but it requires 4 different types of installation specific to each country.
I am not sure if option 3 will allow me to access country specific database from W1 version.
If you have any other option which is best suitable for the above use-case then please guide.
I am in confusion and don't know which one should i opt for.
MCTS (MB7-841 : NAV 2009 C/SIDE Solution Development)