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Nancy Phillippi By Nancy Phillippi • April 24, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations April ’19 Release

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations updatesTrue to their reputation, Microsoft's Dynamics 365 April ’19 release is packed with hundreds useful enhancements and new functionality. The latest release includes a new platform that  delivers  updates into the customers hands faster and easier than ever. Starting with the April ’19 release, Dynamics 365 updates will be on a consistent update schedule with two major releases in April and October every year.

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations April '19?

The April ’19 release will bring users together on One Version (version 10) for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. What is significant about this release? It marks a shift in supportability and allows the community to be on a continuous update cycle. The focus of this wave of updates is to enhance the user experience, increase productivity and the ROI of the solution based on customer feedback. All new capabilities will allow customers to implement these new features at their own pace.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Dynamics 365 April ’19 release notes.   

Here are just a few notable updates. Many of these updates are available now and others will be released later in 2019.    

Financial Management

The April ‘19 release for financial management focuses on regulatory features and usability.

  • Automatic ledger settlements – July - September 2019
  • Reverse journal posting – May - July 2019
  • Revenue Recognition – May - July 2019
  • Bank foreign currency revaluation – May - July 2019
  • Expense client usability – June 2019
  • Billing schedules – August - September 2019
  • Enterprise credit management – August - September 2019
  • Public sector enhancements – April - September 2019

Supply Chain Management - Product Information Management and Inventory Management

  • Inventory performance optimizations – April 2019 (cloud only)
  • Unit of measure conversions for product variants – April 2019

In future releases, Microsoft announced that they will continue to invest in both product information management and inventory management capabilities. New classes of products and production processes inventory valuation capabilities will be expanded to support scenarios where multiple valuation methods and multiple currencies are require for example, in case of different managerial reporting and statutory reporting requirements. Microsoft will also invest in making inventory on-hand information more readily available in distributed scenarios, such as in the retail industry.

Warehouse Management

The Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a recent addition that caters to the specific requirements of several industries. The solution has been gradually enhanced since its introduction in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.  A large suite of enhancements has recently been licensed by Microsoft from an ISV. The April '19 release begins to add integration with a large suite of ISV enhancements now licensed to Microsoft. 

  • Catch weight product processing with warehouse management – April 2019
  • Work line details – April 2019
  • System directed work sequencing – April 2019
  • Advanced wave label printing – April 2019

NOTE:  This new wave label functionality does not replace existing label printing functionality via Document routing.

Sales and Procurement

The April ’19 enhancements for sales and procurement focus on increasing user productivity and customer satisfaction. This includes improvements in the ability to track and account for goods in transit scenarios. Enhancing kit to stock, as well as kit to order, and extending support for sales price and promotion management by adding extended price management flexibility leading to improved efficiency and lower cost of maintenance.

  • Simplified view – April 2019
  • Templates – April 2019

Manufacturing

  • Master planning stability and recovery improvements – April 2019
  • Improved removal of obsolete planning data – April 2019
  • Planning service – April 2019 (public preview, cloud only)

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