I have a strategic issue I am hoping some forum users better informed than myself can advise upon; I do not want to involve Microsoft yet due to the partner relationship issues that might arise. In summary, my company uses Navision 4.0 combined with a niche vertical solution in manufacturing. Without going into it all it has been a nightmare project still unfinished after several years, and our directors now want to evaluate our options, none of which include staying with the current partner and we are looking towards in-house development now. My questions therefore are:
If we bought a development kit and employed our own in-house developer, what would the kit enable him to do? Can he access the code of the vertical solution we already have to try and fix it or would that require the ISV to release the source code, which I am sure they would not cooperate with - and they are based overseas anyway.
If we just dropped the vertical solution altogether, what latitude does that give our new developer viz the core NAV modules we already have to do a full in-house development?
We have maintained our BREP subscription but have never upgraded yet due to the nightmare implementation we have suffered, but are willing to do so, and may have to anyway as I am not sure if Microsoft would sell us a 4.0 kit now anyway and it probably does not makesense to develop obsolescence. I am a production guy and not a software technical person so I hope these questions make sense.