Simplanova Report Converter

Tired of Dynamics NAV Report Upgrades? – Simplanova Report Converter converts automatically Classic NAV reports to RDLC format.

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Dynamics NAV Reports Upgrade: Common Concerns

From our experience, Report Upgrade from Classic Dynamics NAV version to RDLC format in most of NAV Upgrade cases can take up to 90% of an upgrade project time. We have noticed these common concerns regarding report upgrade:

  • it takes a long time to complete an upgrade;
  • customers have to wait longer for an upgrade project to be completed, so they may decide to stay with the older version or at least be considering the upgrade for longer;
  • it is a repetitive task for your developers and it doesn’t help to keep developers motivated;
  • your developers involved in technical Dynamics NAV reports upgrading rather than working on a customer’s requested features and support.

Luckily, there is a SOLUTION to avoid these bottlenecks.

Dynamics NAV Report Upgrades can be fully AUTOMATED with Simplanova Report Converter!

Simplanova Report Converter tool converts AUTOMATICALLY* Classic Dynamics NAV reports (supported up to Dynamics NAV 2009 R2) to newer RDLC NAV report format (Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 CU16 and above).

*95% automation in report conversion by Simplanova’s internal estimates.

Facts about Simplanova Classic Converters

5000 reports

5000 reports converted with Simplanova Report Converter

87 companies

87 companies used Simplanova Tools


Up to 95% of time saved on automated upgrades to RDLC reports with our tool

500 Dataports

500 Dataports converted with Simplanova Dataport Converter

Why Simplanova Report Converter?

Native NAV Format
Native NAV Format

Reports are converted from Classic (up to 2009 R2) to Native NAV RDLC Report Format

No Licence Fees
No Licence Fees

This is the only tool in the market which allows you fully automated conversion to NAV objects without any yearly license fees!

No External Software
No External Software

No external software needed. Report Converter main working environment is in one NAV page

How we created Simplanova Report Converter

The idea of the Dynamics NAV upgrades automation has come from our practice and experience in various NAV Upgrade projects. When we started noticing the repetitive tasks and recurrent issues, we knew there had to be a way to make it simpler and faster. We have been into it since the very beginning of this company and since 2013 we started the creation of Dynamics NAV Report Upgrade automatization tool. Over the years the tools were evolving to become the ultimate NAV upgrading tools and I am glad to share with You the best what we can offer from our experience. Converter has helped our team to save more than 8000 hours for NAV Upgrades – now You can use it for Your project time-saving.

Petras Butenas

CEO, Simplanova


How Simplanova Report Converter Works

Simplanova Report Converter Features

  • User interface to access Simplanova Report Converter features from NAV plugin.
  • Builds new dataset which is based on classic report structure: tables, fields and primary key fields.
  • Recreates the Layout:
    • Tablix is created with certain data grouping: constant based grouping is created for classic report headers/footers, body grouping is created for all dataitems to keep the structure, GroupTotalFields property based grouping is created for classic report groupheaders/groupfooters;
    • Report header/footer is created with dynamic data setting and getting if needed;
    • Each component (textbox, label, picture, shape, etc.) is placed and sized the way it was in classic report;
    • Same component properties (alignment, font size, font weight, etc.) are applied;
    • If classic report had a standard font(Helvetica) then it is changed to a new RDLC standard font(Arial);
  • Transfers all the report triggers code and functions the way it was. If a certain trigger is obsolete, but it has code in classic report – a new function is created in RDLC report to contain this code. Function is run at the appropriate place in the code to recreate the exact same functionality as it did in classic report‘s trigger.
  • Reimplements obsolete functions such as CREATETOTALS, SHOWOUTPUT, NEWPAGEPERRECORD,etc. Certain changes are made in code/dataset/layout to recreate the same functionality.
  • Optimizes performance: creates labels or text constants in case of dynamically changed language inside the report.
  • The newly built report is compatible with all versions from Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 to Dynamics NAV 2017.
  • Simplanova report converter does not cover transheader and transfooter sections.

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Tired of Dynamics NAV Report Upgrades?

Simplanova Report Converter converts automatically Classic NAV reports to RDLC format.