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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Still The Powerhouse of the Dynamics Family

Posted by Colin Dickinson on Mar 14, 2014 9:58:00 AM

Microsoft-Logo-3Every year around this time Microsoft Dynamics Convergence creates a lot of buzz and new product offerings, solution updates and news from Microsoft on the performance of Dynamics. 2014 is no different delivering exciting news on the sales performance of Dynamics. Microsoft Business Solutions division executive vice president, Kirill Tatarinov showcased a 10% revenue growth for Microsoft Dynamics in 2013.

Microsoft grew its customer base by 6.7 percent overall in the last year according to a report on website ERPSoftwareBlog, that compares year on year growth figures for Dynamics (see table below). Microsoft has confirmed the figures, which show varied growth points and rates of change.

 

Convergence
2014

Convergence
2013

%
Change

Adds/
Month

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

102,000

94,000

8.5%

667

Microsoft Dynamics GP

47,000

43,000

9.3%

333

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

40,000

39,000

2.6%

83

Microsoft Dynamics AX

19,000

18,000

5.6%

83

Microsoft Dynamics SL

13,500

13,500

0.0%

0

 

221,500

207,500

6.7%

1167

 The most noticeable positive performance is in the Small to Medium Business, ERP space, with NAV being the standout performer adding approximately 8,000 new customers in the last year, representing an 8.5% increases and breaking the 100,000 installs barrier.

These numbers would represent over 660 new adds per month for NAV worldwide. When we discuss install base and the R&D budget NAV commands because of it, it reassures our customers that the financial management, HR and Payroll solutions we implement, which are based on the NAV platform, will be supported and developed far into the future” says Altus Dynamics CEO, Colin Dickinson.

Dynamics GP and NAV are seeing a growing rate of cloud deployments, whether privately hosted or on Windows Azure. "That particular segment of our portfolio has grown 40 percent in the last year. There is a need and a desire to grow cloud ERP and we're there with a solution that is very well liked and received." says Tatarinov

One of the most surprising results is the lower levels of growth of Dynamics CRM as it has been a strong performer in terms of customer adds over the last number of years, with well over 30 consecutive quarters of double digit growth.

I'm a little surprised as we have found the opposite. We’ve seen very strong interest in the market for CRM due to a pent up demand for a highly flexible contact management solution” says Dickinson. “The low numbers for AX are understandable however, due to the Enterprise level at which it is pitched and the larger cost of their implementations.”

The most noticeable positive performance is in the Small to Medium Business, ERP space, with NAV being the standout performer adding approximately 8,000 new customers in the last year, representing an 8.5% increases and breaking the 100,000 installs barrier.

These numbers would represent over 660 new adds per month for NAV worldwide. When we discuss install base and the R&D budget NAV commands because of it, it reassures our customers that the financial management, HR and Payroll solutions we implement, which are based on the NAV platform, will be supported and developed far into the future” says Altus Dynamics CEO, Colin Dickinson.

Dynamics GP and NAV are seeing a growing rate of cloud deployments, whether privately hosted or on Windows Azure. "That particular segment of our portfolio has grown 40 percent in the last year. There is a need and a desire to grow cloud ERP and we're there with a solution that is very well liked and received." says Tatarinov

One of the most surprising results is the lower levels of growth of Dynamics CRM as it has been a strong performer in terms of customer adds over the last number of years, with well over 30 consecutive quarters of double digit growth.

I'm a little surprised as we have found the opposite. We’ve seen very strong interest in the market for CRM due to a pent up demand for a highly flexible contact management solution” says Dickinson. “The low numbers for AX are understandable however, due to the Enterprise level at which it is pitched and the larger cost of their implementations.”

 

 

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This Post Was Written By Colin Dickinson
Colin Dickinson is the CEO and managing partner at Sparkrock. Given his business and accounting knowledge, Colin provides valuable insight as well as strong comprehension as to how Sparkrock can help organizations address their individual business challenges. He is passionate about the non-profit community and regularly contributes to local youth based non-profits by volunteering his time and fundraising.
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