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Questions on Navision's implementation and cost?

ASU_RESEARCHASU_RESEARCH Member Posts: 2
I'm currently doing a research on Navision's Supply Chain Management Solution. Since all of you have expertise in this field, I would like to ask a number of questions:
How easy it is to implement Navision into a company?
How long is the process of implementation, from the start to a fully functional system?
How long does it normally takes to train a single users?
How much does a company need to invest? including hardwares?

Thank you for the help.

ASURESEARCH

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    Joe_MathisJoe_Mathis Member Posts: 173
    I am sure my answer will be of absolutely no use to you, but I think your question has too many variables to be put down to a simple answers.
    How easy it is to implement Navision into a company?

    This depends on what the company does and what it is trying to have Navision accomplish. A company that has few users, a single location and handles basic finances with simple sales processing will be a lot easier to implement than a 200 user, international company that deals with manufacturing, customer realations, shipping, EDI, payroll, etc. It also greatly depends on the company's willingness to change the way they do things to fit the way Navision works rather than modifying Navision to go with the way they are used to doing things (although that's what I like about Navision... you CAN change it). If they stay with the standard Navision the implementation is always faster.

    How long is the process of implementation, from the start to a fully functional system?

    :shock: Depends on the client and if they want to bring over old system data.
    Small ones are usually faster to get running.
    For all clients you need to determine what they require to make the system perform to their specifications, come up with the solution, have them agree to the specifications, develop the reports/forms (solution), implement it and then measure it's effectiveness and come up with any other specifications they want to improve the solution. As they grow their needs change and then they want more functionality.
    Basically, the system is functional right out of the box, but may not cover all their business rules.
    How long does it normally takes to train a single users?

    [-o< IF you did a good analysis of the company and their processes you could train a user to be proficient in two days (one on one)if they are already competent in using a computer.

    I would estimate that most users are very competent in their areas after two months of use.
    How much does a company need to invest? including hardwares?

    :-k I would suggest finding a local NSC to get specifics. It can vary greatly depending on the functionality you desire, the amount of customizations, and the number of users.

    Of course all of these answers are my humble opinion and there are many others who will agree with some and disagree with others.

    Best of luck with the research!

    -J
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