New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1: See Improved Usability for Warehouse and Inventory

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 30th of the new functionality in the Application section is see improved usability for warehouse and inventory.

Productivity increases when processes are easy, so Microsoft have improved the usability of several areas within inventory and warehouse management. For example, you can get help to create warehouse employees, and in several places data is easier to access and digest.

Enabled for: Users, automatically
Public Preview:  Mar 2, 2024
General Availability:  Apr 2, 2024

Feature Details

Based on feedback from Microsoft’s customers, Microsoft have made it easier to complete several inventory and warehouse processes.

Carry item description to warehouse entries

When reconciling or auditing data, it’s useful to have the description of the item from the source document on the warehouse ledger entries.
On the Warehouse Setup page, you can choose the Copy Item Descr. to Entries checkbox so that when transactions are made at locations that require bins, the description text on lines of type Item carries over to the warehouse entries.

Warehouse Setup page

When turned on, Business Central suggests that you update empty descriptions in existing warehouse entries. If you have a large number of warehouse entries, it might take some time to add descriptions.

Assign lot and package numbers to existing item tracking lines

Microsoft have slightly enhanced how the Assign Lot No. and Assign Package No. actions work:

  • You can select multiple lines.
  • You can select existing lines—for example, where serial number or lot is populated—and assign a package number where it’s missing. You can do the same for lots. If the package or lot is already defined, the actions won’t overwrite the existing values.
Item Tracking

You can continue to use this action to generate new lines with lot or packages and redistribute quantities manually.
There’s also a Create New Package No. toggle on the Assign Serial No. request page. It works in the same way as Create New Lot No., and assigns one package to all created serial numbers.

Warehouse item tracking lines

The Warehouse Item Tracking Lines page got the same enhancements as Item Tracking Lines:

  • The Quantity (Base) field has an indicator to remind people to specify a quantity.
  • The confirmation dialog ensures that you’re aware of potential data loss if you leave the Quantity (Base) field empty.
  • Drill-down in the Item Tracking Code field helps you easily go to the related item tracking record and explore its settings.
Warehouse Item Tracking Lines page

My Opinion

There is quite a bit to this one, but it does all look positive. Inventory and warehousing can be complicated enough without the system making things more complex, so it is good to see Microsoft taking steps to improve usability in an already complex area.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Wave 1
Use Virtual Tables to Expose More Business Central Data in Dataverse
Improve Approval Processes via Power Automate
Add Table and Field Mappings for Existing Integration Tables
Find a Matching Record in a Power Automate Flow
Archive Projects
Usability Improves for Service and Projects
Use Deferral Codes in Purchase and Sales Journals
Define a Service Invoice Posting Policy for Various Users
Define Default Location for Project or Project Phase
Block Item, Item Variant or Service Item from Use in Service Management transactions
Connect Business Central With Shopify B2B
Set Up Financial Consolidation Runs More Efficiently
Simpler Shopify Connection
Use General Ledger Account Revaluation for More Accurate Financial Statements
Get More Productive While Entering Time Sheets
Create Projects That You Can Invoice to Multiple Customers
Assemble to Project
Invoice a Customer for Multiple Projects
Use New Excel Layouts for 35 Selected Reports
Use Standard Terminology for Project Management
Use Currencies When Posting Employee Transactions
Manage Work Orders in Field Service, Invoice Them in Business Central
Manage Document Attachments in Service Items and Documents
Export and Import Multiline Text Using Configuration Packages
Correct Errors in Service Invoices
Prevent Editing Number Series on Service Documents and Cards
Be More Productive When Approving Time Sheets
Inventory Package Numbers Work Like Item Tracking Dimensions
Assign Salesperson to Customer Ship-to Addresses
View Incoming Documents in Archived Quotes and Orders
Specify Dimensions on Posted Entries Applications With Realized Gains or Losses
Allow Lines with Amounts of Zero on Recurring General Journals
Automate the Reminders Process in Collections
See Improved Usability for Warehouse and Inventory
Ensure Accurate Inventory Valuation by Controlling Cost Adjustment
Use a New Role Center for Collection Management
Introduce Power Automate Copilot Integration with Business Central
Map e-Documents to Purchase Order Lines with Copilot
Create Sales Lines Easily with Copilot
Extend Copilot Using Richer Development Tools
Get to Insights Faster with Copilot-Generated Analysis Tabs
Complete Bank Account Reconciliation Faster With Copilot
Create Product Information Faster with Copilot
Learn More About Fields with Copilot
Chat with Copilot
Automate IRS 1099 Form Submission in US
Enable Additional Countries and Regions
Install UK Localization as an App
Process Czech Bank Statements, Payment Orders More Productively
Improvement of Czech Localization Reports
Report Explorer has Additional Outputs in the Czech Version
Improved Updates of ARES Data in the Czech Version
Allow More Extendability of Advance Payments in the Czech Version
Print QR Codes on Sales Invoices in the Czech Version
Use Excel Layouts for Czech Reports
Handle Multiple File Uploads and File Drop Zones
Debug the System Application
Remove Friction When Working with External App Dependencies
Use In-client Page Scripting Tool for Acceptance Testing
Use AL-controlled Barcode Scanning For All Scenarios
Write flexible and performant code with NumberSequences
Use the OData V4 IN Operator in Web Service Queries
Define Extension Objects in Same App as Their Base Object
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
Automate Country of Origin Listed for Item Tracking Code in Intrastat Reporting
Achieve Sustainable Compliance with Business Central
Discover Report and Data Analysis Content Easily
Use Drag and Drop to Attach Multiple Files
Use Actions to Navigate and Highlight or Fix Platform-Generated Errors
Share Error Details to Get Help from Another User
Access Worksheet Pages from Mobile Phones
Boost Productivity With the Modern Action Bar
Enhancements to the User Experience

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