Overview of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1

Overview of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1

Source: Microsoft

Dynamics 365 Business Central provides a comprehensive business-application solution designed and optimized for small and mid-sized organizations. Since its launch in April 2018, Business Central has seen increasing adoption by organizations looking to digitally transform their businesses.

For 2020 release wave 1, Business Central investments center on these key areas:

Service fundamentals

Performance, reliability, and supportability are at the core of the business. This wave focuses on service quality and accessibility. This wave also brings the results of a material top-to-bottom investment in Business Central service security.

Enhanced user productivity

End-user productivity is critical. This release continues the pattern of delivering improved productivity with enhancements to the modern client experience, streamlined data entry, and requested features, such as auto-insert for recurring sales and purchase order lines.

Geographic expansion

2020 release wave 1 adds the ability to install multiple language translations for each tenant. Also, this wave adds localizations for Slovenia, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, Peru, and Columbia. Localization for Brazil and India will follow in a later wave.

Top customer-requested features

Business Central continues to respond to top customer-enhancement requests. In addition to multiple features picked from the product Ideas portal, we are enhancing areas that receive significant feedback, such as bank reconciliation.

Customer migration tools

To simplify the journey for existing Dynamics customers to Business Central online, we’re adding support for migration from a broader set of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV versions, making improvements for selective migration of Dynamics GP customers and vendors, and enhancing the Dynamics GP Chart of Account setups migration.

April 1, 2020: General availability
This is when the production deployment for the 2020 release wave 1 begins. Regional deployments will commence on April 3rd, 2020.

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