The latest 2022 release Wave 1 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central updates were released on April 1. The release covers important functionalities that kick off from April to September 2022. The updates are to improve the overall user experience across the platform.

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Business Central is a cloud-based business management software which facilitates customers to upgrade from legacy accounting programs to a comprehensive solution for the effective management of finances, sales, customer service and operations. It also offers an avenue for cloud and on-premises solutions for wider teams in an organisation.

The application is used by many businesses to streamline internal processes and works efficiently to promote cross-functional departmental collaboration. Other benefits include financial management streamlining, project management efficiency, supply chain optimisation, project management, increased sales and business intelligence.

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Wave 1 2022 release updates

Power Platform:

There has been an integration of Microsoft Dataverse and Power Platform to simplify user interaction. With the interconnectivity of Power Apps such as Power Automate and Power BI within Dynamics Business Central, user efficiency and productivity have been streamlined. 

The linkage of Dataverse features with the Power Automate function has also smoothened the flow within both software.

Better with Microsoft 365:

Business Central has been incorporated with Excel for more improvement and capabilities. Microsoft have also worked to merge Business Central with other applications such as Teams. This is to improve collaboration and internal processes for users.  

Onboarding:

Another focus of the 2022 release Wave 1 has been the enhancement of onboarding. Bottlenecks have been removed to enable partners onboard their new customers much easily. This will ensure a seamless experience as new clients are set up on Business Central.

Furthermore, context-specific content has also been available to users to fulfil their unique needs and improve the overall experience during onboarding.

Administration:

The 2022 release Wave 1 also includes a set of admin guidelines for the improvement of hosting and management of tenants, as well as licensing and permissions. In addition, these are to improve user environments and support.

Country availability:

Dynamics Business Central has expanded and will now be available in more countries and regions. The expansion involves the introduction of about 70 countries having access to the platform.

Improved service:

The enhanced streamlined features will facilitate processes within your wider organisation, therefore making departmental work and collaboration easier.

Development:

Other improvements include the enhancement of AL language, which is the programming language for manoeuvring data and records within the Dynamics 365 Business Central database. This update is to optimise developers’ experience when they use the application.

The investment in a rich spectrum of extensibility tooling capabilities, including the strengthening of the AL language, will provide developers with a great experience.

Application:

Aspects of Business Central such as supply chain and finance, have undergone some enhancements to accelerate internal processes and user optimisation. These are important facets of the application which lead to productivity, efficiency and service delivery.

Reporting:

Insight gathering and reporting is crucial in the identification of growth opportunities, within the wider business sphere. Microsoft is poised to delivering an improved experience with Excel layouts and account schedules. Power BI analytics will also be shown on top of the Business Central homepage to improve accounting and dashboard navigation.

Service and platform:

Small and medium-scale business owners now have access to an in-product performance advisor and in-client performance profiler, for increased insight within the platform. Client rendering time and data entry performance have also been introduced to improve user experience.

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Get Started with Business Central

We are on hand to provide Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions for your business. Infinity Group tailors bespoke packages for small and medium scale organisations for increased automation and processes.

Our ongoing support package also ensures that your requests are attended to in a timely manner.

Acquiring Business Central provides an avenue for the expansion and growth of your organisation whilst simplifying internal operations and systems for increased sales and revenue.

As a replacement for legacy accounting software such as Sage and Quickbooks, it ensures that financial processes are kept up-to-date and efficient. In addition, it also serves as an upgrade from older versions of Dynamics NAV.

Dynamics 365 Business Central licenses

The software comprises of two license tiers that are required for use, which Infinity Group readily offers. These are namely the ‘Team Member’ and ‘Business Central’ licenses.

Team member: This license is ideal for users who are not tied to specific business functions. It allows users to perform actions such as-

  • Data reading within Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • The updating of existing data and entries (example customer, vendor or item records, ledgers)
  • Approval or rejection of tasks in all assigned workflows
  • Creation, editing or deletion of a quote  
  • Create, edit, delete personal information  
  • Time sheet entry for Jobs  
  • Apply Power Apps or Power Automate use rights with a Dynamics 365 license 
  • Gain access to the dedicated Team Members app which may only have a maximum of 15 custom entities

Business Central: This license benefits those who require full access to the application. Some of its functionalities include-

  • Financial Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Customer Relationship Management 
  • Warehouse Management 
  • Human Resources Management

If you are ready to move to Dynamics 365 Business Central, get in touch with us today to speak directly with one of our Business Central consultants.

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