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Top Highlights from the latest Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 October Release

Microsoft recently published its wave 2 release plan for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021. As a part of Microsoft’s goal to improve seamless integration within its business ecosystem, the 2021 release wave 2 plan unveils all the upcoming new functionalities planned to be delivered to its user from October 2021 to March 2022.

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive business application solution that is designed and optimized for small and midsized organizations. This new release plan is focused on helping users get more productive with new enhancements and updates.

Some major picks from the Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 wave 2 release plan are:

• With the release of wave 22021, Business Central brings new skills to simplify and improve the way our partners deal with employers. Administrators are enjoying the new experience of managing licenses and permits.
• Users will now get better explanations and guidance on errors caused by problems in setup and size. Also, it will have improvements in reporting, bank reconciliation, and supply chain strength which will help in boosting productivity.
• Business Central is now much better integrated with Microsoft 365.
• Microsoft has now improved the discoverability of reports across departments by applying a filter to the links that are shown in the Role Explorer.

Let’s dive deep into some features and updates:

A. Application

The new release will feature better reporting, better management of dimensions, and several improvements to the supply chain area. Now the users can use new templates for standardized settings when new records which will ensure that settings for posting, and reporting are correct so that productivity is not interrupted when people are entering data. Along with that, users are now provided with an improved user experience to keep posting setup and dimension issues from going wrong.

B. Bank and Payment Reconciliations

Another exciting update is bank and payment reconciliations. With the new upgrade, the bank ledger entries are now being filtered, so the ledger only after the expiration date of the statement is presented, which gives a good overview of the entries. The clean structure of the test report makes it friendly and easy to read.

C. Improved integration with Microsoft 365

Microsoft has always been known for its close integration of its various services with one another. Microsoft 365 is one of the most used office products throughout the world. In this wave release of Dynamics Business Central, Microsoft has improved its integration with Microsoft 365. The Business Central app for Microsoft Teams will now connect Teams to your business data, so you can quickly share details with your team, connect with your business contacts, and respond faster to inquiries. Along with that, Business Central continues to mature Excel-related features for exporting to Excel and working with the Excel add-in, making them more easily discoverable and reachable through the new Share menu.

D. Improve the integration with Microsoft Dataverse

When users select multiple records, such as hundreds of clients or contacts, Business Central creates a single function to sync each set of selected records. This reduces the load on the task scheduler that performs the most back-end tasks and makes it easier for users to stay within the limits of the line input. This new way of syncing selected record collections also considers the limitations of the Dataverse application by ensuring that collections are processed to a smaller size.

Along with all these new capabilities, Microsoft plans to expand Business Central’s availability to more countries and regions through local-led partnerships. Partners can create appropriate localization and publish it on AppSource. In line with the built-in language offerings, Dynamics 365 Business Central will be available to serve customers in 50 plus countries and regions around the world.

To go through the 2021 release wave 2 plan for Dynamics 365 Business Central: Click here.