Simplanova AL Tools (SALT)

Move Dynamics NAV / 365 BC Code to Extensions Automatically

Upgrades to BC taking too long? 

Automate migration with SALT & get guidance

from our cutting edge upgrade chatbot!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.


Modifications are automatically moved into AL triggers where possible.


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. Option type variable and table field conversion to enums, re-usage of existing enums.

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.


Standard reports to be renamed and substituted with custom ones. Report layouts are divided into dedicated folder.

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Example of converting C/AL code to events in AL

Why Simplanova AL Tools?
Automated tools

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

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

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

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% 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

2023 Q2

Demo version. Customers to be able to test SALT themselves.
Analyzation results. Measured analysis results are displayed by points.

2023 Q4

Event upgrades. Advanced procedure comment refactoring to events by creating subscribers in more flexible ways. Suggestions on how to handle flagged code parts like unhandled File Management cases.

2024 Q2

Automations. Xml, Excel automation refactoring to .Net

2024 Q4

 Breaking changes. Additional cases of breaking changes related to new BC releases.


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