Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Version 20

Microsoft have just released Dynamics 365 Business Central  version 20 (also referred to 2022 Release Wave 1). This update contains a number of significant improvements and new features, with more to come over the next few months.

Our pick of some of the best items in this release are;

  • The ability to consolidate (or net off) the balances of a company you do business with that is both a customer and a vendor – arriving at a single amount you owe or are owed.
  • Preview posting of the Payment Reconciliation Journal – making this function more efficient.
  • Enabling sell-to and bill-to customers to be different on project jobs – reflecting the reality that the party paying for the service can be different to the one actually receiving the service.
  • Use of Excel to design layouts for Business Central reports – this is awesome and enables users to create and edit report layouts using the full capabilities of Excel including sliders, charts and pivot tables.

For a full list of what’s new in this release and what’s coming please see Microsoft’s online documentation.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Version 19

Business Central version 19 helps users get productive faster, whether new or existing customers. Microsoft continues to further improve capability within Business Central and the Teams experience.

Some of the major highlights for version 19 are:

  • Share a record link to Microsoft Teams

Business Central will include a new action to share with Microsoft Teams. This action allows users to type a message, choose recipients such as Team Members, groups, or channels, and send their message with a link to the Business Central record.

  • Improve Power BI Integration

It is now possible to embed Power BI reports from any personal or shared workspaces.

  • Payment Reconciliation & Bank Reconciliation Improvements

Many-to-1 matching is now available, adjustments will now be auto matched after being transferred to post.

  • Location for Non-Inventory Items

You can now track statistics for non-inventory items by location, in the same way as inventory items or resources. Giving you a better insight into the location a non-inventory item was purchased for.

For more information about all the new and planned enhancements for Dynamics 365 Business Central, please visit Microsoft’s Business Central product documentation website.