In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 we will see deeper Dynamics NAV integration with Microsoft products by connecting them with each other in the same business environment, such as Dynamics 365 applications, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Office 365, Power BI and third-party applications. From the vision of Microsoft, we can see that the main objective of integration is to offer full software package to a small and mid-size business.
Updated Integration with D365 for Sales
Connect to your D365 for Sales solution in a few easy steps. The assisted setup helps you synchronize data across the two apps, including sales orders, units of measure, item availability, and currencies. The existing D365 for Sales integration with the app formerly known as Dynamics CRM has been re-branded and simplified to work better out of the box.
Dynamics NAV Integration Extensibility with Extensions
MS Dynamics NAV 2018 has a new, modern, state-of-the-art extensibility model which will enable to extend and customize clients’ current Dynamics NAV solution to further fulfill their business needs.
The Setup and Extensions key gives a single place for settings. This new set of options has been included for the Business Manager and Accountant Role Centers. From the list of actions, you can open setup, either assisted or manual, and you can open setup pages for service connections and extensions. Third party extension providers can include their actions to the list.
In the Manual Setup action group, every action refers to an area, such as Finance, General, and System. The row for each setup page has the keywords allowing you to both search across setup pages and to filter the list to only see setup pages within a given area.
Advanced Algorithms Amalgamate AI
Totally new features highlights in Dynamics NAV 2018 include Microsoft’s Cognitive services. These services are used in advanced algorithms which allow users to amalgamate artificial intelligence into the applications.
Automatic facial recognition, speech recognition and language recognition can be employed in HR contexts and automate procedures. The product recognition places items in the right categories by providing much more automation in product management.
The Image Analyzer extension utilizes powerful image analytics provided by the Computer Vision API for Microsoft Cognitive Services to detect attributes in the images that you add to items and contact persons, so you can undoubtedly review and assign them.
- Contact persons Recognize a person’s age or gender.
- Items Identify attributes like type and color. For ex, whether it is a table or a car, or red or blue. Image Analyzer proposes attributes based tags that the Computer Vision API finds with a confidence level.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Features and Enhancements
1. Quickbooks File Import
You can able to import payroll transaction files in the QuickBooks IIF format by installing the QuickBooks Payroll File Import extension. Aggregated payroll data, including date, description, payroll account, and amount, will be imported to your G/L accounts according to mappings that you perform once per payroll account. The extension likewise contains a sample payroll file that you can use to try out the functionality, for example, in a demo company.
2. NAV Integration API
To empower developers and service providers to easily integrate with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, Microsoft is adding a REST API based on web services with easy-to-use authentication.
The entities in the NAV integration API can be used on their own or in combination with extensions when there is a need to add user interface elements or business logic Dynamics NAV. The first iteration of the MS Dynamics NAV integration API publishes common record types, including company information, customer, vendor, employee, item (product), sales order, sales invoice, account, and journal.
3. Synchronize Vendors with Lexmark ICS
Take advantage of vendor synchronization when utilizing Lexmark ICS. This will enhance the vendor recognition rate in Lexmark ICS and allow the manual selection of vendors when performing visual training of new invoice layouts.
Vendor information including number, address, name, phone, VAT registration, and bank account data is transferred to Lexmark ICS when synchronizing.
4. Personalize your Workspace using Dynamics NAV Integration
Personalize your workspace directly in the web browser Personalization is now enabled by default for all users. To begin, find the Personalize menu item under your sign-in avatar in the upper right corner. As you make changes, they are saved immediately and only seen by you, even if you sign into the browser or app from another device.
Added the top requested features, including:
- Hide, move, or show a field on the page.
- Hide, move, or show a column on the page.
- Freeze columns to keep them visible while you scroll, just like in MS Excel
- Hide or move Cues.
- Hide or move parts, such as Factboxes or Role Center parts.
- Clear personalization from a page and start fresh.
- For IT administrators, we’ve additionally added the ability to deny personalization to groups of users from Profile page, or clear personalization from all the pages or a specific page for a user.
5. Preview and Print Reports
Up to this point, previewing a report in the Dynamics NAV Web client was only possible in Internet Explorer, but is now possible on all supported browsers.
You can see a report directly in the client by choosing the Preview button on report request pages. This displays the report by using the new PDF Viewer control, which enables you to use the keyboard and mouse to navigate the report and download it to your computer.
The report preview in the Web client has been renovated with a new design and additional features.
It works with all supported browsers. You can see a report by choosing Preview on the report options page. A additional toolbar provides several features for working with the report, such as zooming in and out, downloading to file, and much more.
Locus IT has worked with many businesses in providing Dynamics NAV integration with Microsoft’s Products. If you’re a mid-sized or an enterprise business looking for Dynamics NAV integration with Microsoft’s Products we have the expertise to provide such services. Please contact us for more information.