New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Use Workflows on Calendar Events in Teams and Outlook

Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1.

The 17th of the new functionality in the Cloud Flows section is use workflows on calendar events in Teams and Outlook.

You can boost productivity with calendar-related templates to get ideas for scenarios you might be interested in.

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Feature Details

This feature allows you to create flows on existing and new calendar events. For example, you can configure a flow that is triggered to run at the start or end of a meeting.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1
Use Generative AI to Achieve a Process in AI Flows
Receive Intelligent License Recommendations for Admins
Be More Productive with Power Automate and Excel Desktop
View a Power Automate Visual in a Power BI Report
Monitor Performance for Cloud and Desktop Flow Activities
Connect to Other Environments from the Microsoft Dataverse Connector
Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights
Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments
Create Power Automate Flows in Excel
View Two Action Properties Panes Simultaneously
Use Undo and Redo While You Build Cloud Flows in the Designer
Use Copy-Paste for Container Actions Like Scope, Condition, and Apply to Each
Use a Simplified OData Editor in Actions like Get Items and Get Files
Manage Unpublished Solution-Aware Cloud Flows Using Admin APIs
Cancel all Flow Runs for a Version of a Flow
Create a Flow on a File in Teams
Cloud Flows are Automatically Defined in Dataverse Solutions
Use Workflows on Calendar Events in Teams and Outlook
Get Quick Insights and Recommendations in Copilot for Process Mining
Troubleshoot with Copilot for Cloud Flows Execution
Automate With Ease Using the AI Recorder
Enter into a Conversation-first Copilot Experience to Build Flows
Transform Scripting Using AI-driven Natural Language
Maximize Your Productivity with Generative Answers
Streamline Workflow Creation with the Next Best Action
Generate Flow Description Using AI
Use Natural Language to Create a Flow in Teams
Leverage Desktop Automation with the Power Automate Plugin for Windows Copilot
Set Up Fallback UI Automation Mechanism
Power Fx Integration with Power Automate for Desktop
Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions
Use CyberArk Credentials in Desktop Flow Connections
Use Azure Key Vault Credentials in Flow Connections
Connect Your Own Virtual Network with Hosted Machine Group
View Attended Desktop Flow Runs Using Picture-in-Picture Execution Mode
Self-heal UI and Browser Automation Actions at Execution with AI
Use the Run Power Fx Expression
Use Python v3 in Power Automate for Desktop
Use Machine to Credential Mapping in Desktop Flow Connections
Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements
Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA
Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets
Ingest Process Data from Customers' Data Lake

New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Use Generative AI to Achieve a Process in AI Flows

Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1.

The 1st of the new functionality in the AI Flows section is use generative AI to achieve a process in AI flows.

AI flows use generative AI reason over unstructured content and determine what steps and sequence are needed to achieve a process outcome based on instructions and parameters provided by you in natural language.

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Public Preview: Aug 2024
General Availability: Feb 2025

Feature Details

Instead of building out complex rules-based processes from beginning to end, you work with AI to create an automation plan. When you execute the plan, the LLM considers all the resources available to it and dynamically selects the most appropriate actions to achieve the desired outcome.

Building an AI flow is a fundamentally different user experience than building a rules-based cloud flow or desktop flow. It involves the following steps:

  1. Describe the objective of your process in natural language, and let AI develop an automation plan to achieve it.
  2. Refine the automation plan generated by the LLM and adjust inputs, outputs, and variables as needed. Add reference sources and guidelines in natural language that influence the LLM as it executes the flow.
  3. Validate the flow by reviewing how the AI flow is achieving the business objective prior to moving the flow into production.
  4. Review production run history, analytics, and individual flow run details to ensure your process is performing to expectations.

The ability of AI flows to easily incorporate both structured and unstructured data makes it flexible as information resources are updated. Its reasoning abilities make AI flows uniquely beneficial in the building and maintenance of complex process flows to handle conditions, exception management, and process loops.

Click to show/hide the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 Series Index

New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1
Use Generative AI to Achieve a Process in AI Flows
Receive Intelligent License Recommendations for Admins
Be More Productive with Power Automate and Excel Desktop
View a Power Automate Visual in a Power BI Report
Monitor Performance for Cloud and Desktop Flow Activities
Connect to Other Environments from the Microsoft Dataverse Connector
Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights
Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments
Create Power Automate Flows in Excel
View Two Action Properties Panes Simultaneously
Use Undo and Redo While You Build Cloud Flows in the Designer
Use Copy-Paste for Container Actions Like Scope, Condition, and Apply to Each
Use a Simplified OData Editor in Actions like Get Items and Get Files
Manage Unpublished Solution-Aware Cloud Flows Using Admin APIs
Cancel all Flow Runs for a Version of a Flow
Create a Flow on a File in Teams
Cloud Flows are Automatically Defined in Dataverse Solutions
Use Workflows on Calendar Events in Teams and Outlook
Get Quick Insights and Recommendations in Copilot for Process Mining
Troubleshoot with Copilot for Cloud Flows Execution
Automate With Ease Using the AI Recorder
Enter into a Conversation-first Copilot Experience to Build Flows
Transform Scripting Using AI-driven Natural Language
Maximize Your Productivity with Generative Answers
Streamline Workflow Creation with the Next Best Action
Generate Flow Description Using AI
Use Natural Language to Create a Flow in Teams
Leverage Desktop Automation with the Power Automate Plugin for Windows Copilot
Set Up Fallback UI Automation Mechanism
Power Fx Integration with Power Automate for Desktop
Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions
Use CyberArk Credentials in Desktop Flow Connections
Use Azure Key Vault Credentials in Flow Connections
Connect Your Own Virtual Network with Hosted Machine Group
View Attended Desktop Flow Runs Using Picture-in-Picture Execution Mode
Self-heal UI and Browser Automation Actions at Execution with AI
Use the Run Power Fx Expression
Use Python v3 in Power Automate for Desktop
Use Machine to Credential Mapping in Desktop Flow Connections
Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements
Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA
Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets
Ingest Process Data from Customers' Data Lake

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Why You Can Post to a Closed Year

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

So, in the article I discussed how to stop people posting to a closed year, but I started thinking about why you would want to post to a closed year. After all, the year has been closed to prevent posting.

The main reasons I can think of are to allow adjustments and corrections to be posted. Adjustments might include correcting errors which have been found, audit adjustments or additional postings, or legal obligations which require changes to be made. However, all of those could be managed by stopping posting until the year is closed rather than closing and continuing to allow posting.

I’ve not found a good explanation for why Business Central works the way it does, so I’m still waiting to understand this one myself; I’ve previously worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP which, depending on settings, allowed users to post only to the last closed financial year and the changes were automatically rolled forward into the open year.

One point to note for Business Central, is that if users do post into a closed year then the Close Income Statement process, must be run again. If this isn’t done then the closed year postings, won’t be transferred to retained earnings.

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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the Action Bar
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Create Customizations for Other Users Using Profiles
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Finance), how do I… Understand Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Remove Dimension Combination
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand General Journal Templates and Batches
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Accounting Periods and Fiscal Years
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Manually Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Allow a User to Post into a Closed Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Recommended Steps for Closing a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close the Income Statement
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Stop People Posting to a Closed Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Why You Can Post to a Closed Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Setup Inventory for Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create the Inventory Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse User
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Shelves
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Enable Processing of Inventory Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Add Bins to a Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Stock Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create Bins in Bulk
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Bin Contents
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away from the Source Document
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand General Journal Templates and Batches
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Accounting Periods and Fiscal Years
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Manually Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Allow a User to Post into a Closed Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Recommended Steps for Closing a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close the Income Statement
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Stop People Posting to a Closed Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Why You Can Post to a Closed Year

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Stop People Posting to a Closed Fiscal Year

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Being fairly new to Business Central (compared to the 19 years I worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP), I’ve been a bit surprised by the process required for closing a year in Business Central. I’m going to cover the process over a few posts, each dealing with one part of the process.

As I’ve warned in each post about closing fiscal years in Business Central, one of the things I was surprised about Business Central is that even after a year had been closed, people can still post to the year

To stop them posting to a closed year, the Allow Posting From field on the General Ledger Setup (118) page needs to be changed to (at least) the first date of the new financial year.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Sign Up For a Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Copy a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With Cronus
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User In 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User in Dynamics BC
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change My Role
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Role Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create an Advanced Evaluation Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Update Rollout Timeline
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Hide the Teaching Tips
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Window
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Extend Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Types of Pages Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Know Which Keyboard Shortcuts Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Company Badges to Identify Companies or Environments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Document Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Worksheet Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the On-premise Lifecycle Policy
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close the Income Statement

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Being fairly new to Business Central (compared to the 19 years I worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP), I’ve been a bit surprised by the process required for closing a year in Business Central. I’m going to cover the process over a few posts, each dealing with one part of the process.

Once the Year End Close has been run, the next step is to close the income statement.

To do this, open the 94 task.

There are a number of fields which need to be entered/selected:

  • Fiscal Year Ending Date – should default to the date which needs to be closed; always worth checking to make sure the date is the one you expect and that you’re not in the wrong company.
  • Gen. Journal Template and Gen. Journal Batch – template and batch which will be used for the closing journal.
  • Document No. – will default from the journal template/batch, but can be overridden.
  • Retained Earnings Account – G/L account to which P&L accounts are to be closed.
  • Post to Retained earnings Acc – choose whether detail or only balance si required; balance is the default option.
  • Posting Description – description to be used on the journal.

The close by options can be configured to post by business unit, set dimensions for the closing journal.

Close Income Statement page

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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Fiscal Year

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Being fairly new to Business Central (compared to the 19 years I worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP), I’ve been a bit surprised by the process required for closing a year in Business Central. I’m going to cover the process over a few articles, each dealing with one part of the process.

The first part of the process, is to close the fiscal year and accounting periods. To close the year, open the Accounting Periods (100) page and click the Home » Close Year action:

Accounting Periods page with the Close Year action highlighted

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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Recommended Steps for Closing a Period

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

in an earlier article, I covered the only mandatory step to close a period in Business Central which is to set the allowed posting from and to dates (you can override these for individual users), but there are also other steps which would be recommended to do at period end.

These steps are largely going to be common with other accounting systems, but I thought it was still worth outlining them:

General ledger

  • Post all necessary general ledger (G/L) adjustments.
  • Update and post recurring journals.
  • Run financial reports.

Sales and receivables

  • Post all sales orders, invoices, credit memos, and return orders.
  • Post all cash receipt journals.
  • Update and post recurring journals related to sales and receivables.
  • Reconcile accounts receivable to the general ledger.
  • Run the Delete Invoiced Sales Orders batch job; if archiving is enabled the shipped sales orders will be moved to the archive rather than deleted.

Purchases and payables

  • Post all purchase orders, invoices, credit memos, and return orders.
  • Post all payment journals.
  • Update and post recurring journals related to purchases and payables.
  • Run the Aged Accounts Payable report and reconcile accounts payable to the general ledger.
  • Run the Delete Invoiced Purchase Orders batch job; if archiving is enabled the invoices purchase orders will be moved to the archive rather than deleted.

Fixed assets

  • Create and acquire any assets.
  • Post adjustments.
  • Post depreciation.
  • Post all maintenance costs that have been posted through the fixed asset journals or invoices.

Intercompany

  • Process intercompany transactions.

Calculate and process VAT

  • Complete VAT statements if required; depending on profile, this may only need to be done every one, two or three months.

Depending on your processes, there may be other steps which you need to do at month end, but the above gives an overview of the most common.

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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Enable Processing of Inventory Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Add Bins to a Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Stock Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create Bins in Bulk
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Bin Contents
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Set Default Bin for Items
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Put-aways in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Put-aways
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Put-aways Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Picks in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Picks Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Receipts in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Receipt From the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post a Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document and Post Put-away From a Warehouse Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Put-aways to Use the Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse Put-away Worksheet Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Put-away Stock Using the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Shipments in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Shipment from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Shipments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Pick From a Warehouse Pick Document and Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Use the Pick Worksheet for Warehouse Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Prevent Negative Stock Levels
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock at a Customer Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock in My Warehouse
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Stock On a Van
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Mass Insert Item Pictures
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Remove a Warehouse/Location from Use
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Create a Vendor Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Produce a Goods Received Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Keep Invoiced Purchase Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Understand Dates on Purchase Invoices
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Override VAT on a Purchase Invoice
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Assign Number Series in Purchasing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Create a Customer Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Produce a Goods Shipped Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Keep Shipped Sales Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Assign Number Series in Sales
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Understand For What Power Automate can be Used
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Types of Flows Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Actions Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Triggers Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Flow Templates Are Available from Microsoft
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create Environment Variables for the Environment and Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Instant Flow
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… An Alternative to Environment Variables
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Flow for Business Central From a Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Development), how do I… How to Upload an Extension

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Remove Dimension Combination
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand General Journal Templates and Batches
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Accounting Periods and Fiscal Years
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Manually Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Allow a User to Post into a Closed Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Recommended Steps for Closing a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close the Income Statement
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Stop People Posting to a Closed Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Why You Can Post to a Closed Year

Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics GPI worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP for just over 19 years before I decided that the writing on the wall had become too large to ignore. With the announcement of the new cloud ERPs by Microsoft a few years ago, it became apparent that the focus from Microsoft was on these ERP, rather than the old on premises ones.

Unfortunately, from a Dynamics GP perspective, the new ERP were based on Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV, which became, respectively, Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain Management and Business Central.

As I’d been working with Dynamics GP, a mid market ERP, it seemed a reasonable move to start working with Business Central, which is largely aimed at the same (size) market. When considering my options for a new role, I had looked at some of the non-Microsoft alternatives, but ended up going with Business Central as I am used to Microsoft technologies and my initial review had suggested that Business Central was quite similar to Dynamics GP.

Below is a table comparing Dynamics GP vs. Business Central covering a number of different areas:

  Dynamics GP Business Central
On-premises azuretick azuretick
Cloud cross azuretick
Scalable cross (requires additional resources added to server) azuretick (automatic based on usage)
Upgrades Annual releases manually applied Twice-yearly release waves automatically applied over 6 months
Microsoft Office 365 azuretick (basic integration) azuretick (seamless integration)
Financial Reporting Management Reporter and/or Jet Reports Financial Reporting (formerly called Account Schedules) and/or Jet Reports
Multi-dimensional analysis Analytical Accounting module needs to be installed and configured Standard with unlimited Dimensions
COA Structure Multi-segment G/L Accounts G/L Accounts with (unlimited) Dimensions
Purchase Order Matching Three way matching Three way matching
Warehouse Management cross (available as an add-on from 3rd parties) azuretick (standard functionality with bins, zones, picks, put-aways and more)
Audit Trails cross (available as an add-on from 3rd parties) azuretick
Search Feature cross (not in desktop client) azuretick
Easy Personalisation of Windows/Pages cross azuretick
Easy Analysis of Data cross azuretick (every list page has an analyze function)
Workflow Approvals azuretick azuretick (extendable with Power Automate)
CRM cross azuretick (lightweight CRM included as standard)
Power Automate cross azuretick
Power BI azuretick (OData Service needs to be implemented) azuretick
Easy Data Migration cross (limited with Integration Manager and only for 240 days without buying a licence) azuretick (standard via Configuration Packages from Excel spreadsheets
3rd Party Extensions azuretick azuretick
Customisation/Development azuretick (Dexterity scripting language in Dexterity editor) azuretick (AL language via standard tools like VS Code or Visual Studio)

After working with Business Central for the last two years, I think that all of the customers I worked with over the 19 years on Dynamics GP, would be able to transition to Business Central and be able to work more efficiently than they are currently able.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Allow a User to Post into a Closed Period

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

In the last article, I covered how to close a period, which prevents users from posting into the closed period. However, it is sometimes useful to close the period to stop most users from posting to it, but allowing some in finance to post to the period to finish off accrual or adjustment journals.

Fortunately, Business Central allows you to do this, on a per user basis. To override the posting dates for a user, open the User Setup (119) page and set the Allow Posting From and Allow Posting To fields for the required user(s):

User Setup page

You may need to add a line for the user by selecting them i the User ID field before you can set the allowed posting dates.

Once adjustments have been posted, the fields on this window should either be blanked or set to the same values as the General Ledger Setup (118) page.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Sign Up For a Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Copy a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With Cronus
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User In 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User in Dynamics BC
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change My Role
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Role Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create an Advanced Evaluation Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Update Rollout Timeline
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Hide the Teaching Tips
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Window
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Extend Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Types of Pages Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Know Which Keyboard Shortcuts Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Company Badges to Identify Companies or Environments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Document Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Worksheet Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the On-premise Lifecycle Policy
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Start a Free Trial (Updated for the new "customised trial")
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Sandbox for a Preview Release
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Product Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create the Tax Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Add a Company Logo
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Share a Saved List View
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore an Environment to a Point in Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Refresh an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Approaches to Configuring a New Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Maintain Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand What Data Can Be Deleted
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Master Data Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Relationships Between Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create Relationships Between Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Access Business Central
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize a Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Remove Personalization from a Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Understand the Best Way of Customising a Card Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Understand the Best Way of Personalizing the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Create Customizations for Other Users Using Profiles
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Copy Profile Personalizations to Another Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customization), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Personalization vs. Design
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Finance), how do I… Understand Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Remove Dimension Combination
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand General Journal Templates and Batches
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Accounting Periods and Fiscal Years
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Manually Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Allow a User to Post into a Closed Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Recommended Steps for Closing a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close the Income Statement
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Stop People Posting to a Closed Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Why You Can Post to a Closed Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Setup Inventory for Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create the Inventory Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Different Levels of Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Shelves
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Enable Processing of Inventory Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Add Bins to a Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Stock Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create Bins in Bulk
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Bin Contents
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Set Default Bin for Items
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Put-aways in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Put-aways
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Put-aways Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Picks in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Picks Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Receipts in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Receipt From the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post a Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document and Post Put-away From a Warehouse Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Put-aways to Use the Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse Put-away Worksheet Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Put-away Stock Using the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Shipments in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Shipment from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Shipments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Pick From a Warehouse Pick Document and Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Use the Pick Worksheet for Warehouse Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Prevent Negative Stock Levels
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock at a Customer Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock in My Warehouse
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Stock On a Van
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Mass Insert Item Pictures
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Remove a Warehouse/Location from Use
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Create a Vendor Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Produce a Goods Received Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Keep Invoiced Purchase Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Understand Dates on Purchase Invoices
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Override VAT on a Purchase Invoice
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Assign Number Series in Purchasing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Create a Customer Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Produce a Goods Shipped Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Keep Shipped Sales Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Assign Number Series in Sales
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Understand For What Power Automate can be Used
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Types of Flows Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Actions Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Triggers Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Flow Templates Are Available from Microsoft
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create Environment Variables for the Environment and Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Instant Flow
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… An Alternative to Environment Variables
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Flow for Business Central From a Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Development), how do I… How to Upload an Extension

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Remove Dimension Combination
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand General Journal Templates and Batches
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Accounting Periods and Fiscal Years
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Manually Create a New Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Allow a User to Post into a Closed Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Recommended Steps for Closing a Period
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close the Income Statement
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Stop People Posting to a Closed Fiscal Year
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Why You Can Post to a Closed Year

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Close a Period

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

While you do create fiscal years and accounting periods in Business Central, it is not a period based system, but a date based one.

This means that there is not a period end which needs to be run to close one period and transfer balances from the old period to the new. In fact, in Business Central there is only one action which you need to take at month end and that is to change the dates to which posting is allowed.

To change the allowed posting dates, open the General Ledger Setup (118) page and edit the Allow Posting From and Allow Posting To dates:

General Ledger Setup page with allow posting from and two fields in top left corner

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