What's new in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

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The latest update of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (earlier known as Dynamics 365 for Operations) offers a host of new functionality, making tasks easier and more efficient for users. The update comes with the launch of major standalone applications Dynamics 365 for Talent (which includes Talent apps and core HR), Dynamics 365 for Sales (with LinkedIn Sales Navigator), and Dynamics 365 for Retail in addition to enhancements with focus on financial management, bringing together all the back-office systems into one platform with enhanced financial capability. You can access and deploy this update immediately through Azure Active Directory.

Standalone Apps

The July Edition introduces some new offerings and standalone apps that connect data across the enterprise, and aid in making faster, better decisions.

Dynamics 365 for Sales comes with the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution that integrates LinkedIn Sales Navigator with Dynamics 365 for Sales, enabling:

  • Sellers to build stronger and better relationships with buyers
  • Sales organizations to achieve higher productivity
  • Sellers to connect disparate data across CRM, social networks, and productivity systems, such as Office 365 and LinkedIn, in order to unify sales experience
  • Sales staff to leverage relationship-centered insights and deliver personalized engagement


If you’re looking to get a 360 degree view of your workforce, Dynamics 365 for Talent is for you: from insight into sourcing and recruiting, to onboarding and retention – with Dynamics 365 for Talent, you can:

  • Hire the best talent, in the shortest possible time and get the most out of them
  • Offer managers and interviewers the most up-to-date information about candidates and their profiles
  • Deliver personalized onboarding experiences, improving the employee’s induction
  • Maintain a real-time view of employee experiences through a consolidated HR profile that spans data across Office 365, Dynamics 365, and LinkedIn



Dynamics 365 for Retail offers an integrated end-to-end view of operations, offering retail organizations with clear visibility across stores, employees, customers, inventory, and financials. With the retail application, organizations can:

  • Empower front line employees to deliver better customer service and improve sales
  • Deliver data driven retail experiences that enhance customer engagement at every point
  • Leverage AI driven intelligence to deliver integrated, optimal, outcomes across every sales channel


New and Improved Features

Excited to learn what else is new in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition? Here’s a sneak peek:

You can get detailed information about the new features here.

Improve your Bottom Line

The latest release of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations marks the availability of several new applications in addition to important updates to many of the existing Dynamics 365 Cloud Services. From new retail experiences to embedded analytics integrated directly into workspaces, from a standalone tool to manage talent to modern mobile experiences, from a consolidated sales experience to a simplified experience – Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations delivers modern, intelligent services, helping you connect data across your enterprise, and make better, faster decisions to improve your bottom line.


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Manoj Nair
About the Author - Manoj Nair

Manoj Nair is a seasoned IT professional with over 12 years of experience in Software Consultancy, ERP Implementation, Testing, ISV Development & Client Management. He is a Senior Project Manager at Indusa and is responsible of managing various software programs through cross functional coordination.


Contibuting Author: Malavika Nityanandam

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