Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Business Central enables small and medium enterprises to run their business operations minus any complexity. It is an end-to-end business solution, which combines finance, sales, operations and manufacturing into one experience. With its analytics and AI capabilities, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a comprehensive view of all processes.
Every 6 months Microsoft releases a major update for Dynamics 365 for Business Central. This April release, Microsoft focused on improving customer satisfaction of the product. It released a slew of new features, functionalities, and capabilities that augment the performance and reliability of Business Central. Let us see the major improvements in the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Business Central.
1. Merge Duplicate Vendors/ Customers
Microsoft has now provided a tool to merge two records into one. This means you no longer have to fret over mistakenly created duplicate records. You can even control the master data to keep by copying all the records to the current vendor, which will automatically remove the duplicate entries.
2. Longer Character Descriptions
The description and name fields now support 100 characters, instead of 50. Also, the unit of measure description is increased from 10 to 50 characters. The customers were demanding this change for long, as it will allow them to have more details on journal lines postings and even integrate with other systems that support more characters.
3. Entry Time in Registers
Microsoft has finally fulfilled a change that was long overdue. The entries are now saved in the registers with not just with creation date but also creation time. Creation time will assist in faster searches.
4. Payment Info on the Vendor Statistics
Viewing the date of last payment to the vendors was never so easy. Customers can now view the payment info on the vendor statistics factbox.
5. View Attachments on Apply Payments
April release also enables you to crosscheck the invoice while applying for payment, as you can view any attachment before making the payment.
6. Modify Description on G/L Entries
The new update has made editing description for entries a piece of cake. If you have made a mistake while entering the description, you no longer have to reverse the transaction. You can simply edit the description from the general ledger entries. However, this action will create a changelog entry to audit this action.
With the new update, you can customize menu items for quick operations. In addition, you can set quick entry fields, which means you can skip unimportant files when using the enter key.
8. Inspect Page
Microsoft has now enabled zoon and inspect options for a page. This will allow you to view the page and table details along with the field names that are available.
9. Auto-Save Indicator
A very simple but a necessary update. You will now get an indication when a record is successfully saved. In case, there’s an error while saving the entry, the indication will display it is not saved.
10. Performance Improvements
The new update comes with a number of performance improvements. For instance, posting entries and start packages is two times quicker. Scrolling through the entries is also quick, with respect to load time. You are saved from the hassle of ‘fetching more rows’, as you can now seamlessly scroll to the end, or use Ctrl-Home and Ctrl-End to navigate the entries from top to bottom.
In the End
Business Central is an all-inclusive business solution and all these updates, no matter how minor, was needed to augment the customer experience. By bringing in these changes, Microsoft has given the user more reasons to tick with Dynamics 365 for Business Central.
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