Simplanova AL Tools

Upgrades to BC taking too long? 
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Since the introduction of Business Central v14 and AL/extensions, the upgrade effort of Dynamics NAV to Business Central has reached new heights – Simplanova’s recorded average project size has more than doubled since 2019. Luckily for the past 24 months, Simplanova has been working on a platform of Partner tools to automate migration work and to guide Partners through the upgrade process. 

Simplanova AL Tools (short – SALT) – a platform of tools that support you throughout your full Business Central C/AL code to AL conversion.

SALT automatically applies many of the fixes you would normally search for and apply manually, provides suggestions, implements useful developer functions, and gives you guidance throughout your project using cutting edge chatbot solution, developed in-house, connecting to the full Simplanova’s upgrade knowledgebase, compiled over the past 9 years. It can also be applied if you already have your code in AL while still finishing your upgrade!

 

 

SALT Features

Simplanova AL Tools automatically handles: 

 

 

  • Code to Events. Event comments are extracted from codeunit delta files. All events are moved from AL files to dedicated event subscription codeunits, divided by object type (Table, Page, and Codeunit events). Where possible, code modifications are moved to the closest available event.
  • Triggers. Modifications are automatically moved into AL triggers where possible.
  • TempBlob usage is refactored into using the dedicated Temp Blob codeunit together with all functions, which are used to manipulate data inside the TempBlob record.
  • Breaking Changes. Part of the objects and methods, which have been split up, refactored, or renamed by Microsoft, are automatically updated and fixed accordingly. SALT covers more common cases. A full list of breaking changes is documented here
  • Options to Enums automated conversion.
  • File Management issues. Whenever a deprecated function from the File Management codeunit is used, it is refactored to work in AL, including usage of Blob Import instead of directly working with files the original way.

Why Simplanova AL Tools?

Automated tools
Automated tools

Forget manually searching for and applying fixes – SALT handles that for you.

Support throughout upgrade
Support throughout upgrade

SALT will not only give you a one-time fix but also has a platform to support you throughout the whole project by answering upgrade-related questions and giving suggestions.

You Own the Code
You Own the Code

Once converted, you or your customer owns the code. We do not store it and we do not add any external software to it, there’s nothing you need to run your converted code.

450 project knowledge
450 project knowledge

Access to knowledge base compiled from performing over 450 upgrade projects in the past 9 years.

Benefits of SALT

Are your Dynamics NAV customers postponing upgrade due to cost increase? The team does not yet have the skills to complete a C/AL to AL upgrade?

SALT platform can help you address both challenges by providing automated fixes and guidance for your team. By using an automated approach, you can prevent mistakes done manually when upgrading solution and focus your attention on advanced development for customer instead of learning skills that you would apply once in an upgrade project.

Facts about SALT

30%

30% of estimated time can be saved on a heavily modified conversion from C/AL to AL

1000s hours

1000s hours saved on Simplanova’s C/AL to AL upgrade projects

200 Q&A

200 Q&A upgrade related issues and questions answered using Simplanova’s chatbot engine

SALT Roadmap

2022 Q3

 

Visual Studio Code extension

 

Sophisticated VS Code extension to manage the project, apply individual fixes, view and filter affected files

 

 

2022 Q4

 

 

Event
upgrades

 

 

Advanced procedure comment refactoring to events

 

Options to Enums

 

Option type variable and table field conversion to enums, reusage of existing enums

 

Suggestions

 

Suggestions on how to handle flagged code parts like unhandled File Management cases

 

 

2023 Q2

 

 

Initial project setup

 

 

Standard project setup from delta files

 

Reports

 

Dividing report layouts into a dedicated folder

 

Automations

 

Xml, Excel automation refactoring to .NET

 

2023 Q4  

Breaking changes

 

 

Additional cases of breaking changes, related to new BC releases

 

Suffixes/
Prefixes
Applying suffixes/prefixes to distinguish your customer or add-on objects from Microsoft’s base application

 

FAQ

Q: Where can I download Simplanova AL Tools? Where can I get a license key for Simplanvoa AL Tools? How much does Simplanova AL Tools cost?
A: You can download Simplanova AL Tools (VS Code extension and MS Teams Chatbot) and receive a license key by contacting us using the form below.

 

Q: Can I see a demo of Simplanova AL Tools? Is there a free trial for Simplanova AL Tools?
A: You can submit the form below and we will get in touch for a demonstration. Unfortunately free trial is no longer available.

 

Q: How do Simplanova AL Tools work?
A: You can find out more on how it works at our official documentation site or by contacting us for a free demo.

 

Q: My code is in AL, I’m in the middle of upgrade, can I still use SALT?
A: Yes, SALT will convert your AL code by fixing the VS Code issues and will help you finish your upgrade project.

 

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