Norges Sildesalgslag: Seamless Transition from BC14 OnPrem to Extensions

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC14 OnPrem) database Upgrade from C/AL to extension/AL code by Simplanova saved time for the customer for up to 12 months.

Technical details:

Current version NAV 14.00
Target version BC 20.00
Destination on-premise
Database size (GB) 120
Number of companies to migrate 4
Included object count 2331
Project term 2 months

CLIENT OVERVIEW

Norges Sildesalgslag, also known as the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization for Pelagic Fish, is a cooperative sales organization owned and operated by fishermen. Established in 1927, it has grown to become the world’s leading marketplace for pelagic fish, selling approximately 1.5 million metric tons of fish annually, enough to feed 10 million people globally each day. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, the organization employs 40 dedicated professionals who oversee transactions and operations.

CHALLENGE

Norges Sildesalgslag sought to upgrade its Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC14 OnPrem) database from C/AL to extension/AL-code (2331 objects included).  This transition represented a significant undertaking, requiring expertise in AL-coding, which the organization lacked internally.

SOLUTION

After conducting thorough research, including reading reviews, attending webinars, and consulting forums, Norges Sildesalgslag identified Simplanova as the ideal partner for their migration project. Simplanova’s specialization in upgrading from C/AL to AL-code and their positive reputation in the industry made them stand out as the preferred choice.

At the beginning of the project, Simplanva is restoring SQL backups, checking if all the information is correct for the upgrade, and merging add-ons for the target database.

Partner is asked to select objects to include (tables, forms, reports, dataports, XMLports, Codeunits, MenuSuites, pages, queries). Simplanova is using its own tools and standard techniques to transfer the solution objects onto the new version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC, including merging code and transforming the objects.

At the end of the project, Simplanova performs standard functional testing to make sure the solution works as expected. Partner can help to improve testing by providing additional testing scenarios and documentation about solution modifications.

RESULT

Term of this Dynamics 365 BC on-prem Upgrade project (120 GB database) was done in 2 months by Simplanova team. This saved Norges Sildesalgslag 6-12 months compared to if the project had been done internally.

Simplanova also provides a free 3-month warranty period after the project.

By outsourcing the development and migration process to Simplanova, Norges Sildesalgslag saved an estimated 6 to 12 months of work. Simplanova’s expertise and efficient response times significantly expedited the project timeline. The communication throughout the engagement was excellent, and the pricing was deemed acceptable, offering excellent value for the services provided.

Bente Eikesdal
Senior Advisor IT, Norges Sildesalgslag
RECOMMENDATION

Based on their positive experience, Norges Sildesalgslag enthusiastically recommends Simplanova to colleagues and partners.

From start to end, the responstime from Simplanova was very short. The price was acceptable. The communication was excellent. It really helped us. I would absolutely recommend Simplanova to colleagues and partners. Simplanova was highly effective.

Bente Eikesdal
Senior Advisor IT, Norges Sildesalgslag

CONCLUSION

Simplanova’s collaboration with Norges Sildesalgslag exemplifies the benefits of partnering with a trusted Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner to streamline and enhance the transition to the latest Dynamics 365 BC version.

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