New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1: Be More Productive When Approving Time Sheets

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 23rd of the new functionality in the Application section is be more productive when approving time sheets.

The ability to quickly and easily approve multiple time sheets at the same time makes the approval process more efficient for managers. Reducing the time and effort managers spend on reviewing and approving individual time sheets gives them more time to focus on their core business.

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

Feature Details

You can now set up how Business Central will handle empty lines during submission for approval by choosing Time Submission Policy in the Resource Setup page:

  • Choose Empty Lines Not Submitted to skip lines that don’t contain hours to submit. This is the default setting.
  • Choose Stop and Show Empty Line Error to stop processing the time sheet if one or more lines are missing hours.
Shows Resource Setup with Time Submission Policy field highlighted

Project managers have more details in Manager Time Sheet by Jobs available while approving time sheets:

  • The Resource No. shows on Manager Time Sheet by Job. You can also add the Resource Name by personalizing the page.
  • Saturday and Sunday are included on the Manager Time Sheet by Job.
  • The Total column shows the total per time sheet line.
  • The Time Sheet Comments FactBox shows time sheet header comments during approval.
  • The Time Sheet Line Details FactBox gives you quick access to time sheet line comments and activity details, such as the project name and task description.
Shows Manager Time Sheets by Job with Resource, Total, and Time Sheet Comments and lines highlighted

When you choose Approve or Reject to approve or reject time sheet lines, the default is Selected lines to avoid mistakes.

Shows default approval or rejection selection now being Selected lines

My Opinion

Anything which makes life easier for the approvers has to be welcome and this does look like an improvement which will save some effort.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1
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Prevent Editing Number Series on Service Documents and Cards
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Print QR Codes on Sales Invoices in the Czech Version
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Handle Multiple File Uploads and File Drop Zones
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Use In-client Page Scripting Tool for Acceptance Testing
Use AL-controlled Barcode Scanning For All Scenarios
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Use Cookies in HTTP Calls From Business Central
Define Tooltips on Table Fields
Use Linked Environment in Dataverse Integration
Audit Business Central Operations in Microsoft Purview
Encrypt Data At-Rest with Customer-Managed Encryption Key
Allow Customers to Consent to Microsoft Support Accessing Their Data
Link Business Central Environments to Power Platform Environments
Copy Companies with Dataverse Integration Safely
View and Filter Users With Additional User Details
Control partner access per environment
Analyze Telemetry Events Across Browser and Server for a Session or User
Use Premium License to Sign In to Environment with Essentials Licenses
Experience the New Embedded AppSource Marketplace Page
See VAT Date in Posting Previews
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Achieve Sustainable Compliance with Business Central
Discover Report and Data Analysis Content Easily
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Share Error Details to Get Help from Another User
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