Preview of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1 Investment Areas

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralAt the recent Directions EMEA 2023 confernece Microsoft gave a preview of some of the functionality slated for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1.

The functionality has been broken down into four areas:

  • Core functionality
  • AI and collaboration
  • Ease and speed of implementation
  • World class service
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1 Preview slide with details repeated below

The functionality slated for inclusion includes:

  • Core functionality
    • Finance
      • G/L
      • A/R & A/P
      • Regulatory
    • Reporting
      • More “Out of the box” reports
      • Improved report Explorer
      • Developers can create Analysis Views
      • Analysis Model “Peek”
      • Sustainability journals
    • Supply chain
      • Field Service integration
  • AI and collaboration
    • Generative AI
      • Bank reconciliation assist GA
      • Chat with Copilot
      • Dev Tools for Copilot
      • And more to come…
    • Microsoft 365 Integration
      • Improved discoverability and usability
  • Ease and speed of implementation
    • Geographic expansion
      • Additional countries
    • User experience
      • Add a field
      • Drag and drop multiple files
    • Power Platform
      • Power BI dashboards for core ERP
      • Intelligent Power Automate workflows and approvals
      • More data and business events exposed
  • World class service
    • Fundamentals
      • Performance
      • Scalability
      • Reliability
      • High Availability
    • Efficient development
      • Drag & Drop API for AL
      • No friction in testing app dependencies
    • Administration
      • More granular access to environments
      • Advanced data privacy: CMK and Lockbox
      • Auditing in Microsoft 365

As we get nearer to the release of 2024 Wave 1, it will be interesting to get more information on what each of the above areas includes, but it again looks like there will be a lot of new functionality coming.

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