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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Enabling External Vendors in D365 F&O

Often during a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (D365 F&O) implementation, your procurement team has compelling reasons to give limited access to vendors. The good news is that this function is built in the software and works well. But there is some setup and configuration that’s needed. This blog covers the concepts behind …

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Cross-Company Data Sharing Is Key for Multi-Entity Organizations

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 F&O) is designed to be flexible. It allows different legal entities to have different rules and setups to support their often unique business processes. Each company may have its own set of lists of values, and default table values can be maintained and updated separately. Many companies, however, …

Friday, April 26, 2019

Use Summary Updates in D365 to Combine Multiple Packing Slips in a Single Invoice

Often a customer will need a single invoice even though there’s been separate deliveries with multiple packing slips. The Dynamics 365 Summary Update function in D365 for Finance & Operations. lets you merge those separate packing slips and give the customer a single invoice to pass along to their customer. One way to do this …

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Should you enable Include Physical Value for Inventory in Dynamics 365?

In Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (D365 F&O), in the Cost Price section of Item Model Groups, there’s a checkbox to Include physical value. Selecting it can have a significant impact on cost of goods sold (COGS) and margins. I myself have seen Include physical value produce unexpected adjustments to COGS when inventory was …

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Art of Gathering Requirements for D365

There are many tools and techniques for gathering business, functional and technical requirements. How they’re gathered is an artform that varies from professional to professional. The majority of the time your participants influence the tools and approaches you use. The art of gathering requirements is commonly known as discovery.   The goals of discovery include: …

Friday, March 15, 2019

Extend the Power of Your Planning Application

Planning applications, like Adaptive Insights, are central to generating a budget or forecast.  General ledger systems are also critical as the source of actual financial results.  These actuals are typically integrated into the planning system. The budget or forecast is then compared to the actuals within the planning application itself.  The analysis of the actuals …

Friday, March 15, 2019

New Excel Feature: Export 1 Million Rows From Dynamics 365 F&O

New platform update 23 from Microsoft brings a truly exciting new feature. Previous versions of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations were limited to 10,000 rows when exporting to Excel from a grid. Now you can export up to 1 million rows with the default set at 50,000. That’s great news: you can now see …

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Using Playbooks in D365 for Sales

Introduced in the October 2018 release of Dynamics 365 for Sales, Playbooks gives you the ability to easily schedule a specific set of sales activities based on an event. What are some real-world scenarios where this would useful? When a key decision maker leaves a customer’s organization in the middle of deal, for example, you …

Friday, January 18, 2019

D365 F&O Errors: What Does the “Allow Multiple Transactions Within One Voucher” Parameter Really Mean?

I wanted to share a discovery from a recent issue I had with failures to post fixed asset transactions that trigger automatic depreciation adjustments. It can apply to several other transaction types in other modules, as well. Since the 2018 Spring Release, you may have noticed a new error message when setting up a D365 …

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Creating D365 Customer Engagement Apps Using the Web (Traditional Interface)

The App Designer is a great new feature for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement that allows you to tailor a user experience to a specific set of entities, views, dashboards and other customizations. (For those unfamiliar with the term, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement refers to the suite of solutions often associated with CRM, including Dynamics 365 …

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