Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: April 2019 Release Notes

Dynamics 365 April 2019 Release Notes

From the onset of ERP in the Cloud, the market as a whole has been shifting from large, cumbersome and expensive implementations toward smaller, faster and more frequent “updates”. No company has committed to this endeavor more than Microsoft and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. As we have touched on in recent blog posts, features/functionality like the Regression Suite Automation Tool and the move to Extensions (as opposed to ‘Overlayering’ code) are consistently bringing “Evergreen ERP” within reach.

With this “One Version” concept in mind, there will still be major updates and additions to functionality at times. The April 2019 Release Notes describe functionality that will be introduced publicly from April through September, some of which will be available for preview as early as February.

Here is a rundown of what’s new or changed for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in the April Release:

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Financial Management

  • Automatic ledger settlements
  • Reverse journal posting
  • Revenue recognition
  • Bank foreign currency revaluation
  • Expense client usability
  • Billing schedules

Product Information Management and Inventory

  • Inventory performance optimizations
  • Unit of measure conversions for product variants

Warehouse Management

  • Catch weight product processing with warehouse management

Sales and Procurement

  • Simplified view – templates

Manufacturing

  • Master planning stability and recovery improvements
  • Improved removal of obsolete planning data
  • Planning service

Globalization

  • Additional configurable invoice layouts
  • Configurable e-invoices for Brazil (NF-e and NFS-e)
  • Configurable Mexican e-invoice (CFDI)
  • Additional Russian localization features
  • Expanded regional coverage for Regulatory Configuration Service (RCS) deployments
  • Electronic reporting – Performance optimization of customer-built configurations
  • Electronic reporting – Setting up parameters by legal entity
  • Electronic reporting – Post-processing of generated files
  • Electronic reporting – Post-processing of imported files
  • Electronic reporting – Generate documents in PDF format by filling in PDF templates
  • Global Tax Engine – Improving tax configuration usability with reduced number of lookups
  • Global Tax Engine – Simplifying tax setup maintenance with Excel integration
  • Global Tax Engine – Enabling tax configuration with tax currency and sales tax codes

Platform

Analytics

  • Entity store support for on-premises deployments
  • Web edit tooling for analytical workspaces
  • Personalization options for analytical workspaces
  • System management of network printers

Client

  • Enhanced grid experiences
  • Saved views
  • Client productivity and usability improvements
  • Updated navigation bar that aligns with the Office header

Development

  • Developer tools and application lifecycle management

Integration

  • Event-driven architecture for integrations
  • Finance and Operations, entities in CDS for Apps
  • Entity store in your own Business Data Lake

Cloud Operations and Lifecycle Services

  • Data residency – China cloud
  • One Version experience
  • Diagnostic assistant
  • Self-service deployment

 

Looking for more information about specific features and when they will be available? Check out the full April ’19 Release Notes document from Microsoft for details about release type (General Availability or Public Preview), release month, and if the feature is available for Cloud or On-Premises.

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