How licensing works in ForNAV OnPrem

You can download ForNAV for free here:

This version has full functionality for both converting and designing reports, but will print a watermark saying “Reports ForNAV Trial Version ” on all reports.

This means you can try converting and designing reports without having to acquire a ForNAV license.

When you want to remove the watermark, you need a ForNAV license. If you are a ForNAV partner, you can order a ForNAV license here: If you are a customer, you need your Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC and ForNAV partner to order the license for you.

You must decide if you want to buy a perpetual license (one-time fee + a 18% yearly enhancement) or a subscription model (yearly fee, incl. enhancement). You can read more about ForNAV enhancement here:

You also need to tell us how many Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Full Users (Essential/Premium or equivalent) are in your Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC license. If this number is 20 or higher, we consider it unlimited. Finally, you need to decide if you want to use the option to run reports that have been converted from “classic” or C/SIDE (that is, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 or any earlier version).

A ForNAV license covers one NAV/BC database. If you are running a test database, this is covered as well. As a rule of thumb, you need a new ForNAV license, whenever you need a new Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC license.

You can read more about the ForNAV license installation here:

Please note that some features in ForNAV depend on your Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC license. You can read more about that here:

Any Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC licenses have the option to use the Custom Report Layouts feature (since NAV 2015) for editing the report layout. You can read about that here:

If you want to use our ForNAV Standard Report package, you have the option to add our ISV granule to your Dynamics NAV/BC license. This will give you access to the relevant objects to run our package. Only your Dynamics Partner of Record can do this. Partners need access to add the granule first:

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NOTE: This article is not relevant for Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud installations. If you are running Business Central Cloud, please read here: