Business Central October Release – You’ll Find Just What You’re Looking For

by | Updated January 3, 2019 | Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV

This year’s Summit conference in Phoenix, AZ was off to an energizing start, with a presentation by Marko Perisic, General Manager Microsoft Dynamics SMB, and his team, highlighting the improvements made to the Business Central user experience with the October 2018 release. What I thought was most impressive about the changes was the demonstration that Microsoft is committed to listening to users and continuing to innovate the product – in fact, over 100 improvements have been made in the last six months alone!

One area that is frequently used within Business Central by new users is the various search functionality. Whether searching for a task, an activity, a record, or a report, users are searching for and navigating to the content they need.  How can we empower users to quickly find what they are looking for?

Let’s look at the following ways to find just what you are looking for!

Fuzzy Logic Search

If you have been using Business Central for any length of time, you have likely already grown to love the search bar found in the upper right-hand corner of the application.  With the search bar, there is no need to navigate through multiple screens or remember the exact path to find a page or report – instead, you simply type in the page you are looking for and Business Central will take you there in a single click.

But what if you are brand new to the application or do not know the name of the page you need?  With new fuzzy search logic, you can tell Business Central exactly what you want to do – and Business Central will suggest the area of the application to execute the action.  Even better, the application will provide links to documentation that can assist you in learning the process, if needed.

Advanced Filtering

Filters in Business Central are a great way to quickly narrow down information or build a report from a list.  Adding a filter to a list is as simple as clicking the header in the desired column and choosing the funnel icon.

But what if you need to add filters to multiple columns?  With the new October release, you can access advanced filter functionality by selecting Alt+F3 on your keyboard.  This new Business Central functionality also allows you to filter on flow fields (fields with calculations behind them).

Dynamics 365 Business Central’s modern user interface paired with these efficient search & filter capabilities make it a best in class ERP for small & mid-sized businesses.  Learn more about working with lists and filters and Business Central functionality here. 

For more tips & tricks – make sure you subscribe to our blog and attend our webinars!  We provide educational content geared towards users looking to maximize the ROI of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Related Posts

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Upcoming Events

october

07oct12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Three Paths to Business Central from Dynamics GP

08oct11:00 am12:00 pmConfab with Stoneridge - Livestream - The Vision and Strategy of Microsoft Business Systems

14oct10:00 am10:30 amThe Modern Manufacturer - Managing Complex Cost Modeling

14oct12:00 pm12:30 pmGenerating Custom Inspection or Process Forms

19octAll Day22Stoneridge Connect Fall 2020

22oct11:00 am12:00 pmConfab with Stoneridge - Livestream - Stoneridge Connect Recap

28oct10:00 am10:30 amThe Modern Manufacturer - Engineering Change Management: Introduction of NEW Functionality for Manufacturers Using Dynamics 365

november

18nov10:00 am10:30 amThe Modern Manufacturer - Tears and Trauma of MRP

About Stoneridge
Stoneridge Software is a unique Microsoft Gold Partner, with emphasis on partner. With specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we focus on attracting the most knowledgeable experts in the field to our team, and prioritize delivering stellar solutions with maximum impact for your business. At Stoneridge, we are deeply committed to your results. Each engagement is met with a dedicated team, ready to provide thorough, tailored, and expert service. Based in Minnesota, we intentionally “step into your shoes,” wherever you are. We focus on what you care about, and develop trusting, long-term relationships with our clients.

Subscribe To Our Blog

Sign up to get periodic updates on the latest posts.

Thank you for subscribing!

X