In this article, we’ll explore some of the most exciting updates and release notes expected for Business Central in 2023.
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Business Central 2023 Release – Wave 1
The 2023 Wave 1 release of Business Central comes with a host of improvements, including enhanced support for managing multiple companies and intercompany features.
Seamless onboarding experiences are facilitated by quality content from Microsoft and partners, reducing customer onboarding time.
The release also includes features to automate regulatory tasks, enhancing compliance with government regulations. Usability improvements include personalized columns, bulk actions on multiple rows, and comprehensive views to boost efficiency when working with lists of records.
The release also invests in developer and consultant productivity with the introduction of Visual Studio Code AL Explorer and self-service capabilities for app and environment management.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the exciting new Posting Preview feature for item-related postings, which is sure to delight users.
Here’s a quick overview of the upcoming new features and functionality in 2023 Wave 1 release:
Microsoft has published comprehensive release information regarding the 2023 release wave 1 plan, including a Preview feature for item journals before posting.
Currently, users can use the Preview Posting button on specific documents and journals to review the different types of entries that will be created upon posting.
This feature provides a valuable opportunity to identify and rectify any errors before finalizing the posting process.
For example, On the Sales Order:
On the General Journals:
The Posting Preview page offers a range of useful features for users.
By clicking on the No. of Entries value, users can see specific entries that are about to be posted.
Additionally, users can highlight the Related Entries line and select Show Related Entries. Prior to the 2023 Release Wave 1, users may have noticed the lack of a preview posting feature for item-related postings.
This was inconvenient for users who needed to audit transactions before posting.
However, the new Posting Preview feature for item-related postings, set to be introduced in the 2023 Release Wave 1, promises to alleviate these issues and provide greater efficiency and accuracy in business operations.
For example, previously on the Transfer Order:
And, on the Item Journals:
This will all change in 2023 Release Wave 1, the next major version.
When you post item journals or other warehouse documents, such as inventory picks and put-aways and warehouse shipments and receipts, you create different types of G/L entries. The following are examples:
- Item entries
- G/L entries
- Value entries
- Warehouse entries
To avoid mistakes upfront, use the Preview Posting action on journals and documents to review the types of entries that you’ll create before you post them.
Now, here’s the best part:
In addition to the above, 20 other journals and documents will now have Preview Posting, they’re listed below but as of this writing some might not make the Wave 1 release:
- Warehouse Shipment
- Transfer Order
- Assembly Order
- Production Journal
- Warehouse Receipt
- Item Journal
- Inventory Pick
- Item Reclass. Journal
- Job Journal
- Phys. Inventory Journal
- Output Journal
- Inventory Put-away
- Consumption Journal
- Physical Inventory Order
- Revaluation Journal
- Invt. Shipment
- Invt. Receipt
- Recurring Job Jnl.
- Capacity Journal
- Recurring Consumption Journal
- Recurring Capacity Journal
Stay tuned for more exciting new features in 2023 Release Wave 1.
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