New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 2: Use Different General Ledger Accounts for Payables, Receivables

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 2 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 2.

The eighteenth of the new functionality in the Application section is Use different general ledger accounts for payables, receivables.

Sometimes businesses want to post payable and receivable transactions to a different general ledger (G/L) account than the one that’s specified on the customer or vendor posting group. For example, in a case where a transaction is for a bad debt. Controllers can define policies for posting these nonstandard transactions, and accountants can change them during posting.

Enabled for: Users by admins, makers, or analysts
Public Preview: Sep 2023
General Availability: Oct 2023

Feature Details

You can let people change the default customer or vendor posting groups by turning on the Allow Multiple Posting Groups toggle on the following pages:

  • For customer posting group changes, turn on the toggle on the Sales and Receivable Setup and Service Mgt. Setup pages.
  • For vendor posting group changes, turn on the toggle on the Purchases and Payables Setup page.

On the Customer Posting Groups or Vendor Posting Groups pages, you can specify the posting groups to allow as substitutes by choosing Alternative Groups. Alternative posting groups can replace the default customer or vendor posting group specified for a customer or vendor. In the following image, the EU posting group can replace the DOMESTIC customer posting group.

Shows Allow Multiple Posting Groups toggle in Sales & Receivables Setup page

After you set this up, you can choose alternative posting groups and change the customer or vendor posting groups when you post sales or purchase documents and journals. Business Central copies the alternative customer or vendor posting groups to posted documents and journals, and posts payable or receivable G/L entries to the G/L accounts specified for the alternative groups.

Shows Alternative Customer Posting Groups page

To further control where people can change posting groups, you can also Allow Multiple Posting Groups on specific customers or vendors on the Customer Card or Vendor Card pages.

Shows Allow Multiple Posting Groups toggle on Customer Card page

When all of the conditions are met, Business Central allows you to change the posting group on documents and journals and ensures that transactions post to the payables or receivables account specified at the time of posting.

For example, when you apply an invoice and a payment that are posted with different customer or vendor posting groups, resulting in different G/L accounts, Business Central transfers amounts between the G/L accounts to balance them.

note Note

This feature is currently available only for developers and can’t be turned on in production environments yet.

My Opinion

I’m usually of the opinion that flexibility is good, but I’m not sure how useful this is going to be and if it could actually cause problems, although it needs to be enabled before it can be configured or used. I’ll need to have a more detailed look and try it myself. Fortunately, with it only being available to developers and not in production environments, I have some time to take a look.

New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 2

New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 2
Change Modification Limits for Triggering Flows and Bulk Updates
Support Business Events in Business Central Connector for Power Automate
Enable Specific Virtual Tables When You Connect to Dataverse
Get Control Over How to View Power BI Embedded Content
Availability Overview Helps You Calculate Quantities in Your Warehouse
Configure The Right Level of Handling For Different Warehouse Operations
Do financial Consolidations Across Environments in Multicompany Setups
Edit in Excel on Item Journals and Warehouse Worksheets
Get More Productive While Approving Time Sheets
Get More Productive While Entering Time Sheets
Include Approvals for Intercompany General Journals in Your Workflows
Make Intercompany Transactions Across Business Central Environments
Suggest the Next Step For Sales and Production Orders
Sync Document and Posting Dates for Sales and Purchases
Troubleshoot Shopify Integration Issues
Usability Improves for Warehouse, Inventory, and Tracking
Use Directed Pick and Put-away Suggestions in Basic Warehouse Configurations
Use General Ledger Allocations to Distribute Costs and Revenue More Efficiently
Complete Bank Account Reconciliation Faster With Copilot
Get Marketing Text Suggestions with Copilot
New Design for Report Language and Region Settings
Advance Payment and a Posting Preview of Tax Documents – Czechia
Direct Transfer – Czechia
E-submission of VAT Return in Denmark
Iceland Localization App – Delocalization
Intercompany Posting Cues to the Accountant Role Center – Czechia
New Intrastat – Czechia
Registration and Notification Functionality for Denmark
E-invoicing with NemHandel in Denmark
Supporting More Countries and Regions
Open Visual Studio Code From Web Client to Investigate or Troubleshoot Extensions
Turn Off Data Analysis Mode on Pages and Queries
Turn Off Indexes as a Partner
Use the Built-in Rich Text Editor to Enter Data
Assign More Granular Administration Rights
Improved Update Release Processes
Cancel Cloud Migration Replication Runs
Digital Vouchers
E-documents Core as a Global Solution
Large Companies to Report Payment Times
Modify Texts on the Welcome Banner and Skip Banner Intro State
Set Initial Role Before First Sign-in for a Better First-Run Experience
Enhancements to Excel Add-in
Analyze, Group, and Pivot Data on Queries Using Multiple Tabs
Discover Report and Data Analysis Content Easily
Get Power BI Reports for Reporting and Data Analysis on Finance, Sales, and Inventory
Data Loads Faster in the Server
Faster Application Scenarios
Pages Load Faster in Client
Performance Gain Reducing Locks in the Database
Add Existing Table Fields to Optimize Your Pages
Get to Data Search From Anywhere in Business Central
Distinguish Browser Tabs When Multitasking
Share Readable Deep Links to Pages and Records
Manage User Expectations with Selection Context-Based Actions
Peek at Summarized Data From Editable Fields
Search for Pages and Data in the Mobile App
Use Actions to Navigate or Fix Errors From Inline Validation Dialog
Updates to the Release Plan
Power Pages Support via Business Central Virtual Tables on Dataverse
Synchronize More Fields in Your Integration with Dataverse and Dynamics 365 Sales
Consolidated Power Automate Flow Creation from Business Central Templates
Get List of Companies Using Business Central Connector in Power Automate
Simplified Power Automate Approval Flow Experience
Create Power Automate Flows that Dynamically Support Different Companies
Business Central Virtual Tables Fully Supported on Microsoft Dataverse
Relate Native and Virtual Tables to Expose More Business Central Data in Dataverse
Include Only Open Entries on Customer Statements
Adjust Exchange Rates Easily, Replace the Built-in Batch Job
More Control Over General Journal Approvals
Use Different General Ledger Accounts for Payables, Receivables
Add More Columns to Pages for Better Insight
Availability Overview Helps You Calculate Quantities in Your Warehouse
Block Item Variants
Identify and Track Items Easier with Item References
Improved Processes for Inventory Counts and Adjustments
Navigate Easier Between Order, Receipt, and Invoice Documents
Print and Scan Barcodes
Receive More Items Than Ordered by Using Inventory Put-away Documents
Generate a Customer Statement Only With Open Entries
Responsibility Centers Are Supported for Advance Payments in Czechia
Easier Management of System Application Permissions
Get the AL Language Extension in Prerelease Versions on Visual Studio Code Marketplace
Find All References Now Works on Triggers, System Methods, and Trigger Events
Get Inlay Hints in Source Editor for AL Method Parameters and Return Types
Get Inlay Hints in Source Editor for AL Method Parameters and Return Types
Hover Over Label Variable to See Text String Value
Hover Over Label Variable to See Text String Value
Set New Output Folder Setting for Storing App Files at AL Project Build
Choose Between More Sampling Intervals for Snapshot and In-client Profiling
Get IntelliSense for Adding Variables in Visual Studio Code AL Debugger Console
Get Smarter Method Signature Recommendations in IntelliSense
Set the Default Folder Location for New AL Projects
Track Source and Build Metadata on Extensions
Use SecretText Type to Protect Credentials and Sensitive Textual Values From Being Revealed
Document Your Extensions With the ALDoc Tool for Partners
Segment AL Code and Reduce Naming Conflicts with Namespaces
Show List of Keys While Working on AL Code
Use the AL Language Extension for Linux in Preview
Provide Queries for Users to do Ad Hoc Data Analysis Across Tables
Add a New FieldGroup to an Existing Table
Add Teaching Tooltips on Queries and Report Request Pages
Get Syntax Highlighting for AL in Azure DevOps
Sell Business Central Apps Through AppSource
AppSource ISV Publishers Can Preview Their AppSource Apps With Select Customers
Extend General Ledger Posting Aggregations
Define multi-worksheet datasets for Excel reports
Include or Exclude Tables From Cloud Migration
Delete Data from Uninstalled Extensions as an Admin
Automatically Update AppSource Apps With Minor Updates
Transfer Environments Between Microsoft Entra Tenants
Control Partner Access Per Environment
Use Drop Shipments for Triangular Intrastat Trade
Start Faster with Refreshed and Enhanced Setup Data
VAT Posting in General Ledger Setup
Demo Tool and Data for Service Scenarios
Analyze, Group, and Pivot Data on Lists
Share a Data Analysis With a Co-worker
Synchronize Multiple Business Central Companies With the Same Dataverse Environment
New Operational Limits on Scheduled Tasks and Web Requests Improve Throughput
Service-to-Service Apps and Device License Users Can Schedule Tasks
Mark Fields as Read-only When Customizing UI
Scan barcodes with Business Central mobile app for iOS and Android
Access Worksheet Pages From Mobile Phones
Use Virtual Tables to Expose More Business Central Data in Dataverse
Reverse a Customer and Vendor Ledger Entry with a Realized Gain or Loss Entry
Use General Ledger Account Revaluation for More Accurate Financial Statements
Use Standard Terminology for Project Management
Use Currencies When Posting Employee Transactions
Chat with Copilot
Improved Data Upgrade Troubleshooting for Dynamics GP Migration
Retain Permissions When Enabling Cloud Migration
Detect Invalid Cloud Migration Configurations with Proactive Warnings
Multiple VAT Numbers per Customer

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