TVision Technology to upgrade SESW to Microsoft Dynamics 2013

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Microsoft Gold Partner TVision Technology have been contracted by Sutton & East Surrey Water (SESW) to upgrade their existing Dynamics NAV system to the latest version, NAV 2013. SESW have used Dynamics NAV since 2003 and in 2011 conducted a strategic review to assess the on-going effectiveness of Dynamics NAV and found that it continued to provide all the required functionality. NAV 2013 will provide a platform that supports the next phase of SESW's IT strategy.

TVision Technology, NAV specialists

TVision Technology, specialists in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Upgrading to NAV 2013 provides us with a platform that readily supports the next phase of our IT strategy,

Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc (SESW) have contracted with Surrey-based Microsoft Gold ERP partner, TVision Technology, to upgrade their existing Dynamics NAV system to the latest version, NAV 2013.

SESW first implemented Dynamics NAV in 2003. An independent system audit last year confirmed that the solution continues to deliver value for the water company. The 2011 strategic review looked at the effectiveness of Dynamics NAV in fulfilling its initial brief but also went much further focusing on how NAV could be used to provide greater systems integration across the business and how best to utilise mobile technology in supporting in-field workers.

One question that the review addressed was whether SESW should replace NAV with a different package, “The cost to replace would be significant and unjustified,” comments Michael Cock, IT Manager at SESW, “all the changes to functionality that SESW have required during the lifecycle of NAV have been fulfilled.”

SESW’s current version of NAV, 5.0, is now in a phase of extended support which means it is still maintained but would not be further developed. In order to utilise the latest innovations in NAV, SESW needed to upgrade to NAV 2013. The upgrade fulfils four key aims for SESW; firstly NAV 2013 is a system that is supported and will be further developed, giving on-going return for the investment. Web services tools in NAV 2013 enable tight integration with third party applications such as the GIS (Geographical Information System), crucial when planning works. Improved analysis through Reporting Services will enable SESW to identify where further efficiency gains can be made and the functional improvement around stock costing will also drive efficiency and visibility.

“Upgrading to NAV 2013 provides us with a platform that readily supports the next phase of our IT strategy,” concludes Michael Cock.

Set to go live later in 2013, SESW is one of many existing NAV clients eager to upgrade. “The difference between version 5 of NAV and NAV 2013 is light years,” Richard Thompson, MD of TVision Technology. “We have been extremely impressed with Microsoft’s systematic servicing of the solution and the new technology. It’s very pleasing that our clients feel they have a solution that will continue to grow with them.”

Surrey based TVision Technology is a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner. Established in 1999, TVision has clients throughout the UK as well as managing multiple projects at clients' overseas locations. TVision has always focused exclusively on Dynamics NAV and has developed three Dynamics NAV based market solutions: Wholesale Distribution for the wholesale distribution industry, The Wine System for the wine and drinks distribution industry and Agency Time for the recruitment industry.

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