Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive business application solution that is designed and optimized for small and midsized organizations. Twice a year, Microsoft release new features and functionality for Dynamics 365 Business Central, and in 2022 release wave 1, you will see Microsoft investments centering on helping users get to productive usage faster, whether they are new or existing customers, by providing in-app improvements to get started.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Release Wave 1 (BC 20) is now available, with many new features releasing from April through September of this year. Microsoft continues to simplify the customer onboarding experience in Dynamics 365 Business Central by offering a modern Help pane that provides learning guidance and helps to increase productivity and process adoption. To help users be productive, there are significant enhancements in reporting capabilities with Excel layouts. Customers using Microsoft Power Platform can also use the newly available connector capabilities. It is also easier to trigger a Power Automate flow directly from Business Central pages, which can save time by automating processes. Collaborating on Business Central data in Microsoft Teams is improved due to the removal of licensing friction.
Here are some of the new features, and functions categorized in the key areas that we’re most excited about.
Seamless service: No matter the industry type of a small or midsized business (SMB), business users expect a dependable service and platform that they can run their business on.
Administration: In 2022 release wave 1, Business Central delivers a set of features that are designed to simplify and improve the way the partners administer tenants, and the way administrators manage licensing and permissions.
Application: The finance and supply chain capabilities in Business Central are improved with several optimizations and enhancements of the capabilities so that users can execute business processes more productively.
Customer Onboarding: In 2022 release wave 1, customers can get to productive usage faster using the new modern Help pane.
Reporting: Reporting is always a top-of-mind for many business users, both as a way to get insight into new growth opportunities and also as a way to share data as a foundation for business planning discussions. Significant improvements in every release and the same in this release as well to ensure better experience with Excel layouts and improvements to the account schedules capability. Finally, improvements in Power BI analytics story by enabling more Power BI dashboards to be shown on the home page of business users
Modern clients: In 2022 release wave 1, we make improvements to our extensive portfolio of clients with the focus on better usability, accessibility, performance, and stability.
Better with Microsoft 365: In 2022 release wave 1, you will find a stronger reporting story through better integration with Excel layout capabilities. We also further improve the support for collaborative business processes in Teams so you can bring Business Central pages into a Teams channel.
Country and regional: D365BC continues its global expansion and availability, and In 2022 release wave 1, Business Central is generally available in more countries and regions. More countries and regions are added to bring Business Central to more than 100 countries and regions.
Power Platform: We improve our Power Automate capabilities, making it easier to set up workflows for the specific needs of an organization.
Development: The move away from the old C/AL development environment to Visual Studio and the ability to extend business capabilities is the key reasons for the partner’s success in the implementations and success. With new improvements and enhanced productivity for developers, this release offers developers a great experience
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Dynamics 365 Business Central or if you’re interested in learning more about how Dynamics 365 Business Central can help your business achieve its goals, contact us to discuss your ERP initiative or Upgrade from NAV or GP.