As February flew on by and March no doubt due to do the same, it will be April and Business Central update will be with us. Giving us a closer look at what they have in store, Microsoft have recently released a preview of what we can expect to see in the Wave 1 Business Central update.

New Update Features

With early access to test new features, a list of Dynamics 365 early access features and Power Platform early access features are now available too, and can be seen here.

But you can learn more on Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 release schedule and early access overall here.

Microsoft Dynamics Wave 1 Business Central Update

What will you be getting from the new wave 1 update?

There will be over 400 new and updated features deployed regionally on the 3rd April 2020, in which Microsoft says,

“The 2020 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 brings new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. The release contains hundreds of new features across Dynamics 365 applications including Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Commerce, and Business Central, our comprehensive business management solution designed for small to medium-sized businesses.”

Some of these changes include:

  • Dynamics 365 Marketing – a marketing solution that helps businesses manage customer engagement through personalisation and automation.
  • Dynamics 365 Product Visualize – is an augmented reality mobile application on iOS which accelerates the sales process by helping buyers and sellers reach a shared understanding faster.
  • Dynamics 365 Human Resources – previously called ‘Talent’, this helps HR professionals get the workforce insights needed to build data-driven employee experiences across multiple areas.
  • Dynamics 365 Commerce – previously called ‘Retail’, Commerce is built on the proven Dynamics 365 Retail capabilities and delivers a comprehensive omnichannel solution that unifies back-office, in-store, call centre, and e-commerce experiences.

Industry accelerators

Newly moved to its own section for this update, industry accelerators included in this wave are:

  • Non-profit – develop non-profit solutions based on entities and attributes that non-profits commonly leverage for constituent management, fundraising, awards, program delivery, and impact tracking.
  • Financial services – enables you to quickly develop solutions based on entities and attributes that banks commonly leverage for customer experience and other business processes.
  • Health – allows you to build solutions and create new use cases and workflows with entities focused on enhanced care coordination and the ability to segment patients and providers based on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data.
  • Automotive – enables you to quickly develop solutions based on entities and attributes that dealerships and OEMs commonly leverage for customer experience and other business processes.

For more, please take a look at the release plan here.

As Wave 2 details are expected later in the year, for any questions on how the April changes could affect you, please get in touch with one of our expert team in the meantime.