In the first wave of the new version Business Central v.22, Microsoft introduces a series of innovations that will help you increase your team's productivity and expedite the implementation of critical projects. What are these innovations?
You can now analyse data in pivot tables directly in Business Central. In your reports, you can easily group, filter and save information in the report. What does this mean in practise? "If you have a list of all sales invoices, and you want to divide them by month, you previously had to export them to Excel. Now you just need to switch the table to the analytical view, which turns the overview into a contingency table," explains Stephen Abela, founder of On Point. "The principle works across the entire system, for all reports and lists," he adds.
Data for all your businesses
The new update makes it easier to transfer settings and data from one company to another, while also enabling cross-company data synchronisation. For example, if you have a supplier that provides goods to several companies, you can share the necessary data, such as financial accounts, supplier data, etc. This feature was developed and added by Microsoft based on the needs of real users. Our clients have been able to use it previously through our Master Data Company add-on.
Small changes, big impact
Other financial accounts when billing a customer
Accountants can now record transactions and receivables to a different account than what is specified in the customer's invoice or the supplier's bill. For example, if it is a transaction with a bad debt on the invoice. This feature is currently only available for developers.
Control tool for financial accounts
You can now expedite the reconciliation of financial accounts through automation. Business Central will perform a review for the CFO and flag 20% of problematic items that need to be reviewed manually.
The user can request to start the queue
"A job queue allows you to run batch jobs, reports, calculations - anything we want to run periodically. But its big disadvantage was that if there was an error and the queue fell, only the admin could start it. This happened, for example, when the other party that Business Central was trying to contact was unavailable - for example when checking the reliability of a VAT payer. Now anyone can request to restart the queue and the admin will only confirm this request," explains Stephen Abela.
Now, within Business Central forms, you can extract specific fields from tables (such as employee ID, address, and similar data) that interest you. All these without the need for intervention from Microsoft or their partners, as was the case before.
Drag & Drop
You can just drag and drop the required file onto the open window and you don't have to click through to import the file.
New keyboard shortcuts
After pressing the Alt key, tips will appear to offer keyboard shortcuts. If you want to fully utilise these shortcuts but currently lack knowledge about them, we are preparing a concise guide for you.
Tip: Learn more about the next wave of updates on our website