Dynamics 365: Release Enhancements Plan Nov. 2020

Posted on: November 16, 2020 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

The 2020 release wave plan for Dynamics 365 brings new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. This month’s release contains the following exciting new features in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations for these apps: Finance, Supply Chain Management, Guides, and Project Operations. 

Dynamics 365 Finance drives automation and predictive analytics capabilities.

  • New Feature: Asset leasing
    • Business Value: helps customers feel more confident that they’re following the proper accounting standards for ASC 842/IFRS 16
    • Details:
      • automates complex lease calculation of a lease’s present value 
      • helps automatically classify the lease as either operating or finance, or as a short-term lease or low-value lease 
      • centralizes the management of lease information 
  • New Feature: Automatic collection task creation
    • Business Value: automatically creates collection tasks that are based on rules 
      • Details: defines rules that are based on invoice attributes including payment prediction, due dates, and amounts due
  • New Feature: Touchless email reminders to customer
    • Business Value: ability to automatically notify your customers via email with a reminder that an invoice is past due
      • Details: contains overdue invoice information based on email templates 

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management obtains a unified view of inventory, warehouse, manufacturing, service, and logistics with predictive analytics.

  • New Feature: Vendor RFQ search by procurement category 
    • Business Value: makes it easier for vendors to find relevant RFQs to bid on 
      • Details: lets vendors find open requests for quotations (RFQs) based on their procurement category 

Dynamics 365 Guides enables employees to learn in the flow of work by providing holographic instructions when and where they need them.

  • New Feature: Extend analytics capabilities with new time-tracking entities 
    • Business Value: provides easy access to product usage analytics that enable Dynamics 365 Guides to be part of the larger enterprise ecosystem
      • Details: allows partners and customers to easily leverage product usage information for use cases that extend beyond the current Power BI template 

Dynamics 365 Project Operations unifies operational workflows to provide the visibility, collaboration, and insights needed to drive success across teams.

  • New Feature: Create project invoice proposals by funding source from the periodic area 
    • Business Value: create project invoice proposals by selecting the customer account associated with funding sources  
      • Details: creates any number of project invoice proposals regardless of the number of project contracts where the customer is a funding source
  • New Feature: New Invoice summary page available from Project invoice proposals and Project invoices list pages 
    • Business Value: adding additional information on the Project invoice proposals/list pages determines what documents to process for a single customer 
      • Details: adds an Invoice summary to the Project invoice proposals and Project invoices list pages 
  • New Feature: Public sector – Project invoice proposal selection parameter by funding source 
    • Business Value: create any number of project invoice proposals, regardless of the number of project contracts the customer is a funding source for
      • Details: creates project invoice proposals by selecting the customer account associated with funding sources 

Next Steps   

If you are interested in learning more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management contact us here to find out how we can help you grow your business.  You can also email us at info@loganconsulting.com or call (312) 345-8817. 



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