Countdown to Dynamics “Tenerife”

Countdown to Dynamics “Tenerife”
Countdown to Dynamics “Tenerife”

Little did we all know that Tenerife is not just an island in the Canaries!

If you’ve been following Microsoft announcements in the past few months, you’ll have heard about the elusive new project due for release imminently, codenamed “Tenerife”, and if you haven’t, where have you been!

Microsoft has a habit of codenaming all their upcoming Dynamics projects after islands, and this hot project has got the Microsoft community talking.

Speculation was initially rife that Tenerife was the upcoming version of NAV 2018, we now know this is not the case.

So, what exactly is project Tenerife and how will this effect Dynamics 365?

What is Tenerife?

Tenerife has been pitched as a combination of different functionalities from both NAV and Dynamics 365. Hailed as the ‘new end-to-end business management cloud solution’, the product will be offered in a cloud-based format. It will be an expansion of the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Business Edition functionalities, combined with the full capabilities of Dynamics NAV.

How will it be structured?

Microsoft are changing strategy when it comes to their Dynamics 365 product family, and the key is simplicity. The vision is that Microsoft Dynamics 365 will no longer be divided into versions, but instead as modular options that the customer can build with.

Moving into this style of offering means that organisations of all sizes will be able to choose the right modules they want, at the right prices.

It’s also potentially good news for Enterprise customers, who, with the availability of many Dynamics 365 apps, will be able to access Dynamics 365 for Marketing, which had previously been marked as a Business Edition exclusive.

When will it be released?

The Tenerife price model will be available Spring 2018, Tenerife will follow soon after, with no fixed release date yet.

Key points

- Switching from NAV to 365 Tenerife will be easy and feel like a simple upgrade, says General Manager of Microsoft Dynamics 365, Marko Perisic.

- Users will be able to access the whole Microsoft stack (Microsoft Office, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Power BI, Cortana) in a seamless integration of the Microsoft ecosystem.

- Tenerife will utilise the Common Data Service (CDS), meaning smoother synchronisation between systems and apps. The system will use a single source of data, accessed by multiple apps, rather than storing the same data more than once and then synchronising it.

We wait to see what’s in store for Microsoft this Spring 2018. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about either Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 and discuss which solution will benefit you and your business – then talk to the NAVExperts today on 01268 724005.



About the author

Sue Wright

Business Development Manager, Sue, has been part of the team since 2015, having previously worked in the technology sector for 7 years. Her role sees her running the Sales and Marketing teams as well as supporting the Account Managers on a daily basis.