Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations April 2019 release
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations will have a major version 10.0 released during the next two (2) weeks. Based on the D365 F&O procedures rolled out during 2018 Q3, the D365 on-cloud customers are to be on the latest three versions, and that would be versions 10.0, 8.1.3 and 8.1.2. Customers on the prior versions like 8.0 & 7.3 will need to update to one of the supported versions.
Microsoft has streamlined the release management to two major releases per year, in April and October of each year. This has made the update needs predictable and the customers are able to plan better.
Some time saving features include
- Automatic ledger settlements
- Payment journal summary report
- Financial dimension allocation on forecast position
- Summary budget vs actual report
- Master Resource Planning – stability and recovery improvements
- Enterprise asset management
Continual enhancements to Common Data Model
Microsoft’s Open Data Initiative is consistently expanding and enhancing. The Common Data Model(CDS) enables multiple (& growing list of) applications interact with Dynamics 365, extending your business process, expanding your dataflow and workflow across applications, and your reports and dashboards spanning to data sources with no boundaries, literally (networks, applications, technologies, platforms, …)
If you are new to Common Data Model, this 5-minute read will give you a good overview.
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