Long-time Business Central users are likely keenly aware of Microsoft’s semi-annual updates for Dynamics 365. These Wave Release announcements provide details on exciting new features for D365 applications that can provide new efficiencies and represent the continued evolution of these ever-improving tools. While the new features and improvements are potential game changers for Business Central users, sifting through the long list of updates on each release and understanding their impact on your specific Business Central instance can be a challenge, to say the least.
With that in mind, we’ve asked our team of expert Business Central consultants to go through the seemly endless list of recently added features to highlight the updates users should get the most excited about.
1) Business Central Integration with Teams
Increasing the efficiency of collaboration within organizations has been a huge focus for Microsoft, and this recently released integration between Business Central and Teams hits right on the mark. By connecting Microsoft Teams to your data in Business Central, you can access the Business Central pages you’re looking for directly from Teams and quickly share record details with members of your organization.
It's a hugely impactful new feature for just about any organization, allowing collaboration to take place without the complexities of switching between platforms. Beyond the obvious benefits of simplified record sharing, users who only use specific pages in Business Central can now simply bring that page into a Teams tab and keep everything in one place knowing that changes made in Teams will be immediately reflected in Business Central.
2) Catch Mistakes Before You Post with Data Check
Posted data entry errors are an all too common and potentially frustrating and time-consuming issue for many Business Central users, but this new update can help prevent them before they happen. By enabling the “data check” feature, users will be notified or errors while editing a document along with an available description of the error in a live fact box
Enabling the data check is as simple as moving a toggle in the General Ledger setup and can help users catch mistakes in real time while they’re working on a document long before posting.
3 ) Multiple Vendor Addresses For Remits
Previously, sending payments on invoices to different addresses for a single vendor in Business Central could sometimes cause headaches. The system would simply pull the vendor address for payment from the vendor card, making it difficult if a vendor sent an invoice that needed payment sent to an alternate address. Thankfully, Microsoft has addressed this issue in their recent update allowing users to set up multiple mailing addresses for each vendor empowering users to send payments on and invoice by invoice basis.
4) Enhanced Document Find
Tired of having to filter through individual invoices when searching for a specific line item? With this new update, you can save yourself that time with the ability to search for specific posted and non-posted document lines.
It’s a simple update, but for companies with large numbers of invoices or orders, not having to search through documents for a specific line can be a significant productivity booster.
Staying up to date with Microsoft’s wave release update can be a challenge for busy Business Central users but deploying these new features can often help you significantly increase your productivity in the long run. There’s nothing worse than being stuck on a static system that ignores the needs for important improvements, especially in today’s rapidly evolving business world.
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