1983 - The company PC&C was founded founded by Jesper Balser, Peter Bang and Torben Wind in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1984 - Launch of PCPlus in Denmark & Norway – a character-based accounting solution for SOHO (small office/home office) market.
1984 - “Beauty of Simplicity” is the first company slogan.
1990 - Market expansion moves beyond Scandinavia into Germany. Spain and the United Kingdom. Here the name Navision was used for the first time.
1993 - Navision initiates a major development effort to create a new generation of Navision solutions based on Microsoft Windows 32-bit client/server platform.
1995 - Launch of Navision Financials 1.0, an accounting solution based on Microsoft Windows 32-bit client/server platform.
1995 - Launch of Navision Financials Windows 95 version and Windows NT.
1995 - The Navision Online User Group is started by Erik P. Ernst.
1997 - Launch of Navision Financials with simple Contact Management / CRMfunctionality.
1998 - Launch of Navision Manufacturing.
1999 - Launch of Navision Advanced Distribution.
2000 - Navision Financials receives Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Certification and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Certification.
2000 - Launch of Navision Commerce Gateway – worlds first solution based on Microsofts BizTalk Server.
2000 - Launch of Navision User Portal – worlds first solution based on Microsofts Digital Dashboard
2000 - The two big competitors from Denmark Navision Software a/s and Damgaard A/S (the developers of Concorde, C4, C5, XAL and Axapta) merge under the name NavisionDamgaard A/S.
2001 - Launch of Navision Attain 3.0 which includes:
2001 - The name NavisionDamgaard A/S was changed to the more easy pronounceable Navision A/S.
2002 - It was not a big surprise when Microsoft Corporation aquires Navision A/S. Most people had seen it coming. In 2000 Microsoft had a aquired Great Plains, Navision's biggest competitor on the US market, but the rumors said that Microsoft had realized that GP was not good enough to base their whole strategy upon. Navision and Great Plains was put together in a group at Microsoft called Microsoft Business Solutions and the names changed accordingly to Microsoft Business Solutions Navision. The domain name of this website also changed from
www.navision.net to www.mbsonline.org.
2005 - Microsoft Business Solutions Navision 4.0 was released.
2005 - Navision version 5.0 was announced as the new big version with a completely new user interface to be released in late 2006.
2005 - Microsoft changes the names the applications from Microsoft Business Solutions to Microsoft Dynamics. At the same time the name Navision is changes to NAV (not nav but n.a.v. - with all letters pronounced).
2006 - Microsoft announces that the new user interface will not be part of Navision 5.0, but instead it will be released 6-12 months later as Dynamics NAV 5.1.
2007 - Navision version 5.0 was released. But without the new user interface, but with many new application features such as a completely redesigned Job module. The job module had basically not changed since the release of Navision 3.01 (the character based version in 1990).
2008 - First Microsoft announced that the name of the next version of Navision would not be Navision 5.1, but Dynamics NAV 6.0. Just a few months later they changed it so that it would be Dynamics NAV 2009.
2008 - At Convergence in Copenhagen in November 2008 Dynamics NAV 2009 was finally released. Included in the new version was:
The new client is released as the RoleTailored Client and from now on the old is called the Classic client. Also introduced with NAV 2009 is the new form object called Pages and the new RoleTailored reports that you must design using the Visual Studio Report Designer.
2009 - Dynamics NAV 2009 Service pack 1 was released on September 1st. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 introduces a service tier and the ability to expose Codeunits and Pages as web services. The web services can be used by applications such as InfoPath or Excel to call Navision business logic via codeunits or read and update data through Page objects.
Before NAV 2013, Microsoft Dynamics NAV gave administrators the option of using either a native database server or Microsoft SQL Server, as the DBMS. SQL Server is now the exclusive database option for NAV. Retiring the old "Native database" has given way to long awaited improvements in reducing/eliminating database locking, which can occur when hundreds or thousands of users are using the same data at once.
2013 to 2015 - the "modern" versions
2013- One of the most successful products in Microsoft is Dynamics C5. This little hybrid of an old Danish SMB accounting system, once called Concorde (which grew into XAL and later Axapta), has been the most selling accounting system in Denmark, with more than 50% of their market. For many years Microsoft had tried to copy it's success (Navision Entrepreneur) and find out what to do about C5.