Announced last week, ILoveNAV, an alternative outlet for Microsoft Dynamics NAV product feedback, will now be managed and maintenaned by NAVUG. For the last two years, ArcherPoint, US-based Dynamics NAV consultancy and ILoveNAV founder, has been managing the site which aims to be a more open, social, and accessible option to Microsoft Connect by simplifying the process of submitting product enhancement ideas.
According to MSDynamicsWorld.com' s article, Greg Kaupp, managing partner at ArcherPoint, felt that with his firm directly associated with the site meant that ILoveNAV might not gain trust of everyone in the NAV community, despite the community's interest from the start. He wanted to find a way for his team to step back from its role in keeping ILoveNAV going. Kaupp stated, "While we remain very committed to I Love NAV we have wanted to deemphasize our role so that more partners, ISVs, and end users will actively participate in promoting the site. It was always our goal for this to be a community driven site and not an ArcherPoint site."
For the community, transitioning management of ILoveNAV to NAVUG seems like a natural move. Trish Boccuti, Marketing & Program Director at NAVUG says, "NAVUG is excited about the opportunity to take over ILoveNAV. ArcherPoint has done a great job making the site a destination for users to submit ideas and changes for NAV. Once NAVUG takes over, we hope to take it to the next level by getting more partners, for example, at Forum, the ILoveNAV booth will be the “help desk” for NAV users – staffed by NAVUG Members and Microsoft. We are really looking forward to bringing ILoveNAV into the NAVUG Community."
Looking forward to seeing ILoveNAV continue to grow.