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With the release of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 1  so many new lists features that are planned to release from April 2020 through September 2020.

In this blog post, we will see about below listed Application enhancements features in detail.

Extend ListPlus pages previously based on the Date virtual table

You can now extend ListPlus pages such as the Item and Resource Availability pages that were based on the Date virtual table by extending the underlying buffer table and subscribing to the OnAfterCalcLine event. All such pages in the base application now support this extensibility model.

Extend price calculation

This release wave introduces a second implementation of price calculation that will be available as an alternative to the calculation that was available in 2019 release wave 2 and earlier versions. This new implementation has the advantage that it is much easier to extend, for example, with new calculations.

The price calculation that was available in 2019 release wave 2 is unchanged. The new calculation in 2020 release wave 1 is an additional implementation that you can extend.

The new extendable price calculation capabilities currently exist in code only and do not include a user interface. We will provide that in an upcoming release. For now, you must create your own page to use the new capability.

Multiple languages

In 2020 release wave 1, languages are provided as apps that can be installed from AppSource to match the individual tenant’s needs. Different languages can be installed on the individual environments of the tenant. For on-premises, these language apps are part of the installation media and can be installed. This enables a customer from any country or region to use any supported language. See supported languages here: https://aka.ms/bccountries.

Auto-insert recurring sales and purchase lines

The existing Recurring Sales/Purchase Lines feature is extended to automatically insert on documents the recurring sales or purchase lines that are set up for the customer or vendor.

If multiple recurring sales or purchase lines exist for the customer or vendor, you will get a notification from where you can pick which one to insert. If only one recurring sales or purchase line exists, it will be inserted automatically.

Note that this works only if the new document was created from a document list—for example, by choosing the New action on the Purchase Orders page. It does not work if the document was created from a vendor card, for example.

Bank reconciliation improvements

The Bank Acc. Reconciliation page will have more space for data and allow better overview and understanding of the bank statement lines and the related bank account ledger e

ntries. A Bank Reconciliation report that can be used to report on both ongoing and posted bank reconciliations and statements is provided.

Enhanced customer and vendor document layout

You can now populate the Document Layouts page for vendors and customers based on settings on the Report Selection page. To send specific documents to specific company contacts, choose the company contacts to use for specific document layouts.

The Document Layouts page for a customer now contains additional usage options for reminders and posted shipments. The Document Layout page for a vendor now contains additional usage options for purchase orders and posted return shipment.

Manage direct-debit collections in Service Management

You can now view direct-debit collection information on service orders, invoices, and contracts. When posting service invoices, direct-debit information is stored in the related customer ledger entries and then transferred to the relevant payment journal during the collection process.

Notify requester about all changes for an approval request

You can set up an approval workflow to notify the approval requester about every change of an approval request up until final approval.

Print to attachment

You can now add document printouts to the Attachments FactBox using the Attach as PDF action.

Receive more items than ordered

You can now receive a quantity higher than the ordered quantity on purchase orders according to an over-receive policy that you set up on the Over-Receipt Codes page. Here you can fill in the Over-Receipt Tolerance % field and select a policy to be used by default.

If your company uses purchase order approval, over-receiving can trigger a reapproval. You define this on the Over-Receipt Codes page. The Approve Over-Receipt workflow response is available in the workflow engine for this purpose.

On the cards for items and vendors, you can select in the Over-Receipt Code field which policy to use by default on purchases.

When you have selected an over-receipt code, you can enter a higher-than-ordered quantity in the Quantity to Receive field on released purchase orders and warehouse receipts.

Register capacity in units of seconds

You can now define the capacity on work centers in units of seconds. By extending the Capacity Unit of Measure Type field, a developer can even enable milliseconds or another unit of measure.

Revert Qty. to Invoice when canceling order

You can now easily correct invoiced quantities on originating orders by canceling invoices created from them. The Qty. to Invoice field on the originating order is automatically updated.

Advanced planning parameters included in the Essentials experience

In the Essentials experience, you can configure the planning engine to fit your company processes on the Manufacturing Setup page. For example, set up planning for multiple locations, simultaneous calculation of MPS/MRP parameters, specify various defaults.

Use resources in purchase documents

You can now use Resource as a line type of purchase documents. For example, you can add resources on purchase orders, invoices, and credit memos and post purchase transactions for them. You can correct purchase documents with resource lines, copy them, or use resource extended text.

Source of Information: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/application-enhancements

Some screenshots are taken from Business Central-What’s New for 2020 Release Wave 1 DYN784PAL – Web Conference.

Stay tuned for more information on Business Central 2020 release wave 1…!!!