New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1: Learn More About Fields with Copilot

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1.

The 8th of the new functionality in the Copilot and AI innovation section is learn more about fields with Copilot.

Learning how to use Business Central has never been easier. Getting more information about a given field is now just one click away. Copilot enables you to discover valuable field-specific information from Microsoft Learn without having to search for it. By bridging the gap between Business Central and their extensive Learn content, Microsoft are making it easier than ever for new customers and partners to learn how to use Business Central. Copilot is the AI-powered assistant for work that boosts creativity and improves productivity for Business Central users.

Enabled for: Users, automatically
Public Preview: Apr 2024
General Availability: –

Feature Details

The introduction of the Copilot-powered chat (see link here) feature in Business Central has changed the game for how people learn and interact with the product. Copilot explains and guides people to learning about Business Central concepts and how to accomplish tasks, based on Business Central’s extensive online documentation. This significantly reduces the time it takes to get unblocked or ramp up your Business Central knowledge.

This Copilot experience can be initiated by asking a question in the chat, or by other UI elements that trigger the chat functionality based on an action. One such action is to click a link in a tooltip. Today, the Learn more link in a tooltip opens the Help pane which shows page-level help. In this release, the Learn more link is replaced by an Ask Copilot link that triggers the Copilot chat pane to open and automatically post in the chat on the user’s behalf, asking about the meaning of the field in question. By doing so, field-specific help is only one click away, which makes it much easier to understand the value and impact of fields and settings.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1: Create Product Information Faster with Copilot

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1.

The 7th of the new functionality in the Copilot and AI innovation section is create product information faster with Copilot.

In a business landscape that changes fast, companies often need to evolve the portfolio of products they sell. Whether it’s a handful of new products, modifications to existing products, or entire new product lines and categories, it’s often time consuming to create and manage product (item) information. Copilot can significantly reduce this effort and accelerate the time to market for new products to meet customer demand. This means more time for you to focus on what matters most, your business. Copilot is the AI-powered assistant for work that boosts creativity and improves productivity for Business Central users.

Enabled for: Users, automatically
Public Preview: Jul 2024
General Availability: –

Feature Details

Because product (item) information in Business Central is spread out across several tables, creating and managing this information can be a time-consuming task. The effort involves looking up information based on existing items, pasting values, and ensuring the new product is ready to transact. Creating variants, dimensions, units of measure, and other item-related information also takes time that delays market readiness for new products.

Copilot can help you create item-related information based on similar items. To begin with, Copilot can suggest the following item-related information:

  • Variants
  • Units of Measure
  • Substitutions
  • Dimensions

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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Keep Shipped Sales Orders

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis post is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), 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.

I recently received a query from one of my old contacts who was using Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly known as Great Plains) and who was now migrating to Business Central.

In Dynamics GP you need to mark boxes in the setup to keep historic transactions; in other words, when a sales order is shipped and invoiced, if the keep history box isn’t marked then the PO will be removed from the system. When the box is marked, the PO will be moved to a history table, so that it can be viewed in the future.

My contact wanted to know if I could advise them if the same functionality was present in Business Central. It is present and works very much the same way.

In Business Central, unless you mark some options to archive data, then the sales transactions will be moved to history when they are deleted (which can happen when they are fully shipped and invoiced).

In the Purchases & Payables Setup page there is an Archiving fasttab containing four options (for quotes, orders, blanket orders and return orders) which need to be marked to have the transaction moved to the archive instead of deleted:

Purchases & Payables Setup with the Archiving fasttab open

I always make sure these (and similar) options are marked so that historic transactions are retained; even if not required for regulatory purposes, clients generally want to be able to look back and report on previous transactions.

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