On the 27th of January 2020, Microsoft announced the range of new features coming to Dynamics 365 Business Central on the 1st April 2020. This forms part of Microsoft’s wave 1 2020 updates.

Microsoft has announced a wide range of new feature updates in this wave for Dynamics 365 Business Central. This forms part of Microsoft’s 6 monthly updates on Dynamics 365 Business Central and their commitment to continual enhancements across their full range of Dynamics 365 products.

  • New Countries and localisation – Microsoft continues to see growth in demand across the globe and is continuing to make Dynamics 365 Business Central a global product. Microsoft has announced Dynamics 365 Business Central will be available in 6 new countries covering Columbia, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia and Peru.
  • Bank Reconciliation – updates to the bank acc. Reconciliation page includes more space for data and allows for a better overview and understanding of the bank statement and the related bank account ledger. This includes a new bank reconciliation report. A better explanation of the matching and application rules are also available allowing for a new transfer difference function.
  • Customer migrations –A host of new migration tools from Dynamics GP is now available to support users moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central from this product.
  • User experience – For existing users of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft continues to focus on adding new features to improve navigation, provide admins more control and improved filters and page views.
  • Common Data Service – A new Common Data Service onboarding experience will be provided, where users will be able to connect to a Common Data Service environment and associate a Business Central company with a Common Data Service business unit. This will allow for multiple companies to connect to a Common Data Service instance. During setup, the Common Data Service connection entities from the default Common Data Service database will be synchronised.

 

All of these improvements show Microsoft’s focus on making Business Central accessible to more organisations and continuing to improve the user experience. The bank reconciliation improvements are. Their strategy for Business Central is to have an all in one business application to manage your entire organisation. Extending Business Central through ISVs is a core way that organisations will get all of the capability they need and over the next 12 months, we expect to see this ISV ecosystem grow considerably.

Dynamics 365 Business Central users also get access to the Power Platform, and this has received a wide range of updates which will benefit Business Central users.

Overall this is great news for Dynamics 365 Business Central users and those organisations considering it as a future solution. As with all Dynamics 365 updates, this is a free update that will be automatically applied on the 1st April for all users.

Download our comprehensive guide to Dynamics 365 Business Central to discover more.