BUSINESS CENTRAL FALL 2018: UNIFIED (II/IV)

We continue with the series of post in which we present the news of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. As you will recall from our previous article, the October release enhancements of Business Central are grouped into four ambitious objectives:

  • MODERN: Provide the user with a modern browsing experience.
  • UNIFIED: Unify the two product lines (On-Premise and Cloud) in a single base code to ensure the homogeneity of functionality and continuity of both platforms.
  • INTELLIGENT: Introduce the great opportunities of artificial intelligence to day-to-day tasks.
  • ADAPTABLE: Adapt the tool to the needs of each client without creating high version upgrade costs.

In today’s blog post we want to focus on the first topic: “Unified”.

DYNAMICS 365 BUSINESS CENTRAL: UNIFIED

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central was conceived as a product that aims to provide the best customer experience through all the different applications that make up the Microsoft suite. For this reason, UNIFICATION is of vital importance. We speak of unification both in terms of ERP product and Microsoft products. 

For those more clueless, it should be remembered that Dynamics NAV made a nomenclature change and is now known under the name of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for both cloud and on-premise environments. Although it has been with the October release, that Business Central starts for on-premise installations.

Intelligent CloudBusiness Central both coud and on-premise is therefore presented as a unified product with the same core and functionality that will have 2 major releases per year, which will concentrate the most important user and functional experience changes. In addition, it also promises a monthly release with news that will facilitate the day to day of users, which will be automatic for users who work in the cloud mode. This ensured the continuity of both platforms in the roadmap of the product.

Another of the great news is for on-premise solutions, which from now on will be able to synchronize their data in the cloud to take advantage of the capabilities of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to provide information, promote suggested actions and help business growth .

With this aim, to bring the benefits of the cloud to the on-premise facilities, the Intelligent Cloud Insight is born, so that the two worlds are unified in one. The Intelligent Cloud Insight will allow the synchronization of data to the cloud of on-premise solutions, or what is the same, to take advantage of the full potential of Artificial Intelligence, Power Platforms (Power Apps, Power BI and Flow) and the use of multiple devices from anywhere.

Some of this information will be displayed on the Intelligent Cloud Insights page, which shows four key points of interest:

  • Availability of cash
  • Sales profitability
  • Net income
  • Inventory value

Along with the KPI charts, information is shown on possible areas of concern, including late payments, as can be seen in the following image.

Intelligent Cloud Insights

The connection to the intelligent cloud from a local solution requires that your administrator specify information about your database. For more information, on how to connect to the intelligent cloud, you can contact us.

In the next post of this series we will explain how Business Central natively incorporates Artificial Intelligence. If you want to recover the news in which we told you how you have modernized the Business Central user experience, you can do it here.

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