In April, Microsoft will roll out the new versions of its business applications, including Dynamics 365 Business Central. Initial information on new functionalities and improvements has already been announced.
Since its introduction in 2018, Dynamics 365 Business Central has been launched in more and more companies. To ensure that the business application continues to meet all user requirements, Microsoft now updates it every six months with new functionalities and optimizations. The next version of Business Central will be released in April. First information about the new features, including improvements in productivity, service basics, developer and migration tools is already available.
User-friendliness and Modern Client improvements
The upcoming version contains some new features that make working with Business Central easier and more productive. For example, the application will include improved bank reconciliation, as requested by many users. The optimized layout of customer and supplier documents and the automatic insertion of recurring sales and purchasing lines will improve the workflow. Another new feature is the ability to use a workflow to notify the requester about all changes for an approval request. Furthermore a simplified processing of overdeliveries by suppliers is planned for the future.
The Modern Client will also receive some optimizations to increase productivity and to speed up loading times. For example, improved tree structures will make navigation easier. In addition, document lines can be expanded and collapsed, profiles can be imported and user interfaces can be adjusted. Data entries, filters and views in lists and pages composed of multiple parts have also been optimized.
Integration with Office 365 Common Data Services
With the new version, the existing Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement integration is also supplemented by a connection option via the Common Data Services. This offers the possibility, among other things, to associate a Business Central client with a Common Data Service business unit (= division). Furthermore, the extensibility of the connection regarding additional logic and data is to be simplified.
Simplified Migration to Business Central Online
The change from a local stored solution to Business Central Cloud is an increasingly relevant topic for many companies. For this reason, with the first release wave 2020, Microsoft is providing support for migration from the previous version Business Central On-Premise (April 2019) to the next higher version Business Central Cloud (October 2019). Customers will be able to migrate directly and don’t have to perform another on-premise-upgrade.
The Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 will be officially available on April 1st, 2020. Detailed information about the listed and other new features and enhancements in the new version will be available soon on our blog.