Which Sessions Are Right For You?

Session Tracks

BCUG/NAVUG Summit Phoenix’s 180+ sessions are categorized into learning tracks centered on job role, industry, skill level and product version. Attend sessions in one track or jump between tracks for a truly customized conference experience.

Explore track descriptions and recommended job roles to see what is waiting for you at Summit Phoenix around Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV.

         
            

Application & Environment

            

This track will cover the more technical aspects of keeping Dynamics NAV running and your users happy, with sessions around environment and architecture, security, infrastructure, development, interfaces, and more.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • IT Director
  • System Administrator
  • Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
        
            

BI & Reporting

            

Are you a Dynamics NAV user who wants to run reports quickly or maybe do a little reporting and analysis on your own? Or are you a technical professional or business analyst who wants to improve your skills, be more efficient, and learn some new tricks? Good news - we have BI & Reporting sessions for both types!

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Process Manager
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CIO
  • Director of Finance
  • Financial Analyst
  • President
  • Quality Manager
  • Reporting Analyst
        
 
            

Leadership & Professional Development

            

This track is for those currently in a leadership role or those who aspire to be. Whether you want to grow personally or professionally, you'll hear about leadership principles, strategies for being more effective, fresh ideas on teamwork, and the best practices of the leaders in the industry and our community.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Analyst
  • CFO/Controller
  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Field Service
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Marketing
  • Owner/Executive
  • Planner
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
        
        
            

Dynamics 365 Business Central

            

This past year has been perhaps the most exciting in the product’s history, with the release of Dynamics NAV 2018 and of Dynamics 365 Business Central, which has the full functionality of Dynamics NAV in the Microsoft Cloud. By the time Summit kicks off, likely Microsoft will have announced the release date of Dynamics 365 Business Central on premise, making Summit the first user conference at which you can see the latest release again this year.

Again this year we're excited to have a special track of in-depth demonstrations so you can see all of the new enhancements, and understand how Dynamics NAV is evolving. If you are involved in your organization’s business strategy in any way, it is critical that you get to Summit and hear directly from Microsoft about the product roadmap.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Business Owners
  • CXOs
  • VP/Director of IT
  • NAV Administrator
        
            

Finance

            

The sessions in this track go beyond the basic steps of how to use the system, to understanding the flow of transactions through the system. This will help you drive improved finance and accounting decisions regarding the implementation and use of your organization's Dynamics NAV system.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • CFO/Controller
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Purchasing Manager
        
            

Manufacturing

            

This track is primarily for users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV that are Make-to-Stock, Make-to-Order, and/or Custom Manufacturing of discrete product goods. If you are driving the planning, scheduling, or production processes at your organization, we've assembled a mix of sessions for those just getting started with manufacturing in Dynamics NAV as well as those experienced users looking for new ways and best practices to become more efficient.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
        
            

Business Central/NAV Extended

            

If you're looking to extend your Dynamics NAV environment with some of the many other Microsoft tools and technologies, we'll help you keep up to speed with all the recent product announcements, and hear from other members how they've capitalized on extending their Dynamics NAV system with Office 365, Power BI, Cortana Intelligence, Microsoft Flow, and many other components.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Developer/DBA
  • Systems Analyst
  • CFO/Controller
  • Operations Manager
  • Systems Administrator
        
            

New 2 Business Central/NAV

            

Whether you're brand new to Dynamics NAV, want to expand your breadth of knowledge into different areas, or would like to confirm your base understanding, you'll enjoy this broad range of introductory sessions covering the basics of using the application.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Analyst
  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Developer/DBA
  • Distribution
  • Field Service
  • Finance and Accounting
  • IT Professional
  • Marketing
  • Owner/Executive
  • Planner
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Warehouse Manager
        
            

Program & Project Management

            

If you're responsible for maintaining your company's Dynamics NAV environment, you'll want to hear how others are successfully protecting their investment in Dynamics NAV and taking advantage of the newest features and functionalities of the software. Sessions are centered around strategy, management, and system adoption.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Analyst
  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Developer/DBA
  • IT Professional
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Marketing
  • Owner/Executive
  • Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Warehouse Manager
        
            

Supply Chain Management

            

Accurate and efficient supply chain management is the lifeblood of your company and we want to help you be better. If you're involved in fulfilling orders, shipping, vendor management, logistics, or running a warehouse join us for an inspiring mix of educational topics, best practice case studies, and engaging discussions focused on streamlining your Supply Chain.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing Engineer,
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
        
            

Trade

          

Trade in Dynamics NAV could be described as the glue that holds the rest of your organization's operations together. In this broad category we'll cover sessions on sales, service, requisitions, purchasing, returns, and more. Users of all levels will enjoy the opportunity to see how else their Dynamics NAV system can drive more efficient operations and better customer service.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager