The issue of shipping enterprise software releases is highlighted again by news on the release date for Microsoft’s Dynamics NAV (aka Navision) 5.1. Some time ago I blogged how the release had been postponed, now I read that the release date will be in February 2008 … they hope.
This new release will have some significant technology changes, including support for 3-tier architecture (which NAV didn’t have before). As Gaspode comments:
I guess that’s the thing with any radical new technology shift for ERP products. Evolution makes better products than revolution.
But it sounds interesting – the MIBUSO site has a preview.
An ERP product that is released though is SYSPRO 10 SP1. I received the SYSPRO’s customer day invite, and see that the CEO, Phil Duff, is talking. I’ve met Phil a couple of times and I imagine his personality is similar to Bill Gates – very bright technically and very astute business-wise.