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D365 Business Central Application Enhancements

This article explains you Microsoft D365 Business Central Application Enhancements. Business Central is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations that automates and streamlines the business processes and helps you manage your business.

Highly adaptable and rich with features, Business Central enables the companies to manage their business, including finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management, services, and more.

Companies can easily add functionality that is relevant to the region of operation, and that is customized to the support even highly specialized industries. Business Central is fast to implement, easy to configure, and simplicity guides innovations in product design, development, implementation, and usability.

D365 Business Central Application Enhancements

This new release includes the following enhancements:

  • Write Longer Names and Descriptions

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Application Enhancements, you can now enter up to 100 characters (used to be 50) in all Description and Name fields across Business Central. This change applies to:

  1. The Name and Description field on master data cards, such as a customer, vendor, item, contact, and resource cards.
  2. Name and the Description field on documents, such as sales and purchase orders, invoices, and quotes.
  3. Description field on journals, such as general journal and the item journal.
  4. Description field on ledger entries, such as a customer, vendor, and item ledger entries.

In addition, you can now enter up to 50 characters (used to be 10) in the Unit of the Measure Description field.

  • Apply Physical Inventory Orders to Better Structure your Physical Inventory Counting

Physical inventory counting is one of the core inventory processes happening in all distribution companies either once a year or multiple times per year. The existing functionality for this process is based on the journals, which makes it difficult to track the process and distribute work in larger-scale inventory counting.

The Physical Inventory Order and the Physical Inventory Recording pages increase productivity and address gaps in the existing functionality. The new feature is based on a popular German local functionality, which has been widely used in practically all implementations where larger-scale inventory counting is needed.

  • Select Multiple Items to Include to a Sales or Purchase Document

In D365 Business Central Application Enhancements, you can now select multiple items at once from the items list to add to sales or purchase documents. On any sales or purchase document, choose Select Items line action.

TIP: If you select the Default Item Quantity checkbox on the Sales & Receivables Setup page, the Quantity field on sales lines will be pre-filled for all selected items as they get added to the sales document.

  • Use a Sales Quote Validity Policy to Control when the Sales Quotes Expire

In D365 Business Central Application Enhancements, you can now set date formula in the Quote Validity Calculation field on the Sales & Receivables Setup page that will be used to calculate Quote Valid Until Date field on sales quotes.

TIP: To make sure that the sales quotes with expired quote validity dates are deleted, you can run the Delete Expired Quotes batch job. And if you enable the sales to quote archiving (Sales & Receivables Setup page), deleted sales quotes will also be archived, so you can restore them from the archive if customers call again.

  • Control Item and the Customer Creation from Lookups on Sales Documents

When you enter the item that does not exist on a sales line, you are prompted to either create a new item card or select an existing item. In some cases, when importing many new items, this prompts blocks the process. Therefore, you can now choose to skip the prompt. On the Inventory Setup page, choose the Skip Prompt to Create Item check box.

D365 Business Central Application Enhancements

Inventory Setup

  • Copy the Customer Dimensions to Jobs Created for the Customer

When a job is created and the customer is assigned to the job, default dimension values from the customer are copied to the job. This means that the users only have to modify the dimension values of the job, if needed, and that reporting is consistent because the customer’s existing dimensions are assigned to a job.

  • Copy Templates Used to Create Customers, Vendors, and the Items

In D365 Business Central Application Enhancements, you can now copy existing data templates when you create new ones. Data templates (configuration templates) can be used to fastly create cards for customers, vendors, items, or contacts. To copy an existing data template, select the Copy Config. Template action on the Config. Template Header page.

Config Template Header

Config. Template Header

  • Merge Duplicate Customers or Vendors

When the duplicate customer or vendor record is created by mistake, you can now merge such duplicate records to a single record.

  • Dynamically Set Shortcut Dimension Columns in the Lists, Documents, and Journal Lines

Fields for the two global dimensions that you set up on a General Ledger Setup page are always available on the journal and document lines. Now, the shortcut dimensions that you have set up that setup page are always available. This means that you can also include shortcut dimension values directly to journal and document lines without opening the Dimensions page.

  • Bulk Import Item Pictures

You can now import the multiple item pictures in one go. Simply name your picture files with the name corresponding to your item numbers, compress them to a zip file, and then use the Import Item Pictures page. Alternatively, you can use Set Up Item Pictures assisted setup guide. Only the item cards that do not already have pictures will be updated.

Import Item Pictures

Import Item Pictures

  • View Payment Data on Customer and Vendor Statistics FactBoxes

Data about payments and last payment dates are now available on customer and vendor statistics FactBoxes.

  • Look up SWIFT Codes

In D365 Business Central Application Enhancements, you can now keep a list of SWIFT codes for banks that you work with and use it on pages where you use bank accounts. This allows for the accurate preparation of payments and forces users to pick from predefined lists of SWIFT codes rather than entering SWIFT codes as free text.

SWIFT codes

SWIFT codes

  • Ensure that Approval Users are Set up to Run the Approval Workflows

A check is included to ensure that the user is set up on the Approval Users page before they can initiate an approval workflow.

  • Configure Reports for Warehouse Documents

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Application Enhancements, you can now configure which reports will be printed for warehouse documents such as PickPut-away, and Shipment by using the Report Selection feature as for documents in other areas.

Warehouse documents

Warehouse documents

  • See Vendor Invoice Number on Purchase Invoice and Credit Memo Lists

The Vendor Invoice Number column is now shown on the Purchase Invoices and the Purchase Credit Memos pages.

  • View Time Information on Registers

You can now view time data on various Register pages, such as G/L RegisterItem Register, and Job Register. This allows you to find transactions in registers faster, not just by date but also by the time that transactions were created.

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