8 new features coming to Business Central in May 2024

May 3, 2024

8 Exciting New Features Coming to Business Central in May 2024

In the fast-paced world of enterprise resource planning (ERP), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central stands at the forefront of innovation. With its release wave 1 for 2024, Business Central is set to introduce a host of new features and enhancements that promise to redefine how businesses operate, streamline processes, and elevate user experiences. Let’s explore the eight exciting additions coming to general availability in May 2024.

1)      Allow customers to consent to Microsoft Support accessing their data

One of the paramount concerns for businesses today is data privacy. In response, Business Central is introducing a feature that allows customers to grant explicit consent for Microsoft Support to access their data. Through the Power Platform admin center, administrators can create lockbox policies, extending data privacy control to Business Central environments. This empowers customers to bolster security, exercise greater visibility, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

2)    Audit Business Central operations in Microsoft Purview

Efficient monitoring and auditing are vital for organizational governance. With the integration of Business Central operations into Microsoft Purview, administrators gain a unified view of events across multiple Microsoft services. This feature enhances oversight and accountability, enabling proactive management of operations within Business Central and beyond.

3)    Control partner access per environment

Business Central customers often collaborate with multiple partners across different environments. The new control feature allows administrators to efficiently manage partner access per environment, simplifying the process of assigning and regulating partner tenants. This enhancement enhances security and governance while facilitating seamless collaboration.

4)    Link Business Central environments to Power Platform environments

Seamless integration is key to maximizing productivity. Business Central now offers the ability to link environments with the Power Platform, providing default target environments for integrations. Administrators can leverage this feature to inherit settings, streamline integration processes, and ensure consistency across Dynamics 365 and Power Platform products.

5)    Use linked environment in Dataverse integration

Linking Business Central and Dataverse environments offers a secure and streamlined approach to integration. Administrators can now effortlessly establish connections, facilitating smoother data exchange and reducing friction in the integration workflow. This feature enhances data privacy and simplifies integration with other Dynamics 365 applications.

6)    Automate country of origin listed for item tracking code in Intrastat reporting

Automating item tracking for Intrastat reporting simplifies compliance and improves accuracy. By inheriting the country of origin from purchase documents, Business Central eliminates manual intervention, ensuring faster and more precise reporting. This enhancement optimizes productivity and reduces the risk of errors in regulatory compliance.

7)    Handle multiple file uploads and file drop zones

Developers and users alike will benefit from enhanced file-handling capabilities in Business Central. The ability to handle multiple file uploads and designate drop zones enhances flexibility and usability. This feature empowers developers to create more intuitive interfaces, streamlining data entry and improving user experience.

8)    Use drag and drop to attach multiple files

Streamlining file attachment processes, Business Central now supports drag-and-drop functionality for attaching multiple files. Users can conveniently associate multiple files with records, enhancing data organization and accessibility. This feature simplifies file management tasks, saving time and improving workflow efficiency.

This release wave introduces many features designed to empower businesses, enhance collaboration, and streamline operations. From bolstered data privacy to improved integration capabilities, these enhancements underscore Microsoft’s commitment to driving innovation and delivering value to its users. As businesses navigate the complexities of the modern landscape, Business Central remains a trusted partner in their journey towards efficiency and growth.

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