ISV Partners: How They Benefit Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC Users

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Even robust, feature-filled ERP solutions like Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC can benefit from specialized ISV or third-party software solutions.

What are ISVs?

ISVs, Independent Software Vendors, develop and sell software compatible with your ERP system. Their software solutions are designed to fill in gaps in functionality or address issues relevant to specific industries. In the world of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV), ISV partners deliver solutions that provide additional functionality not available with the out-of-the-box version of the software.

What ISV Solutions are Available?

There are many technology partners providing add-on functionality for Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions. The possibilities are endless. If you can imagine it, no doubt someone has built it. That being said, some processes, industries, and verticals greatly benefit from third-party software products. These include:

  • Reporting
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • E-commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Tax Compliance
  • Electric Data Interchange

Do you need an ISV with Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC?

It depends. Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC is a powerful, feature-rich ERP and business solution used by various businesses. Whether your company could benefit from further functionality with an ISV partner depends on your organization's specific goals. Some companies do just fine with Dynamics 365 BC right out of the box. Others, particularly larger companies, need one or more ISVs to achieve their goals.

Do you need an ISV partner if you already have a Microsoft Dynamics partner?

Couldn't you just have your Microsoft Dynamics Partner set up third-party solutions for you? Of course, you could, but we wouldn't recommend it, and we'll tell you why:

First, there is the cost. Charges for the time your Dynamics partner would take to complete the requested changes could be astronomical, especially if they are unfamiliar with the third-party solution and don't have experience implementing it. At Innovia,  we have experts in many areas but gladly recommend our ISV partners who have spent their time building well-developed solutions that offer substantially more functionality than we could reasonably deliver coding on our own.

Second, proficiency and expertise are critical. A partner specializing in building e-commerce solutions will have a better understanding of, and more experience with, their offerings. They will do a better job building and implementing their solution for the companies that need them than could a partner specializing in other solutions.

We want to help all our clients achieve their business goals, so we search for the ISVs with the best solutions, expertise, and experience to take our clients' Dynamics 365 BC solutions to the next level.

What about the cost of ISVs?

The price of ISV solutions depends on multiple factors, such as:

  • Type of solution offered

    In general, functionality for budgeting is going to be cheaper than adding an EDI solution. Whatever business issue or process you seek to automate or improve will undoubtedly be the most significant factor in deciding your ISV expenditure.

  • Amount of functionality within the solution

    Not all solutions are created equal. Some vendors offer high-end solutions with extensive functionality. Others may provide only a basic entry-level solution tailored to a small company's needs.

A good partner will help you find the solution that fits your needs. At Innovia, we strive to find the best fit for our clients, whether that involves adding a new ISV, adding a field to their base system, or even upgrading their system to a newer version with built-in functionality.

Which ISV Partners does Innovia Recommend?

Whatever your business processes, issues, and goals are, there's a good chance a reputable ISV has a solution that will enhance your Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC solution and benefit your business.

Get more out of your Business Central System. Follow the link below to learn more about the ISV partners that our Innovia team recommends. Then contact us, and let's talk about how ISV partners can benefit your business by enhancing your Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC solution.

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