PrintVis – the first-ever Microsoft Industry solution to run on Dynamics NAV 2013 and Windows Azure

PrintVis Logo TransparentIn the few months before the official release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, the new version of the end-to-end ERP platform, Microsoft is testing this thoroughly with the help of highly qualified partners. One of those testing centres is KPMG Crimsonwing’s Danish partner company, PrintVis. PrintVis is a comprehensive ERP solution designed for the printing industry, built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Those testing centres make sure the system works as it should in real life scenarios on their early release version. From management and financials, all the way to the production floor and printing press, PrintVis manages all aspects of printing companies, unifying disparate systems under one. In the UK, KPMG Crimsonwing is the exclusive reseller of the PrintVis solution.

On June 1st 2012, Danish printing company Jannerup A/S adopted PrintVis, a specialised ERP solution for printing companies based on the soon-to-be released Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 edition. The revolutionary thing about NAV 2013 is that it also runs on Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud platform, making the system accessible whenever, wherever. Thus, PrintVis is the world’s very first industry vertical to run on NAV 2013, as well as on Azure with Jannerup A/S as the first-mover in the market. This will be a great step for Microsoft and PrintVis.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organisations that automates and streamlines business processes. Highly adaptable and rich with features, Microsoft Dynamics NAV enables companies to manage their business, including finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management, services, and more. This latest release is also compatible with Microsoft’s brand new Azure platform. Azure is an open and flexible cloud solution, meaning that NAV 2013 can be accessed by users and developers at any time through any web-enabled device. So now one can even access NAV on the go through smart phones, iPads and the like. This enables users to quickly build, deploy and manage applications that are hosted across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. Azure allows applications to be built using any language, tool or framework. Adding to this, any public cloud application with a given existing IT environment can be integrated.

One of the major benefits of Azure is that thanks to its cloud installation, your servers will be no longer needed, putting an end to heavy costs of hardware that can out-date easily, as well as erasing limited accessibility to servers for businesses. Another benefit is that Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 has a far better Customer Relation Management tool, which allows much greater and faster access to client details and information providing you with the full picture instantly.

Being the very first solution to run on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and Azure, PrintVis reasserts its will to be on top of innovation: “At PrintVis, we strive to take advantage of the latest technologies and provide our customers with the best possible business solutions. We have had the opportunity to test and one of our visionary customers, Jannnerup A/S, is currently using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 on Windows Azure. Taking the leap to the cloud requires commitment and from our experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, we are confident in its capabilities and believe that it will help our customers, like Jannerup A/S, be successful with their business.”

Along with the new release of NAV , there’s also been an upgrade to PrintVis. PrintVis 2013 is of course Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, so customers can rest assured that PrintVis ties perfectly in to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and enable them to leverage the full range of functionalities they find in both products.

Having a hosted solution has many advantages over an on-premises solution. First of all, it takes the risk and maintenance workload off the shoulders of the company. You won’t have to invest in new servers and software to be able to work on the new platform. That’s a big cost taken out of the budget. As an extra bonus, the solution is now running with a deal to update and move to new versions in the future without any extra costs.