RPA with Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain

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Are you looking for ways to automate some of your routine accounting functions, like reconciling sub ledgers to the general ledger?   Microsoft has recently created some examples using Power Automate Desktop (think of it like Task Recording on steroids). It can not only automate steps through Dynamics 365, but it can also automate Excel and other applications. In one example from Microsoft they automate the AR to GL reconciliation: Automatic running of the AR aging and the customer/ledger reconciliation reports. Power Automate then extracts data from both reports in Excel and compares the balances. Power Automate then posts a Team message letting you know the subledger is in balance. Power Automate saves the reports with the date in the file name, so there is backup. Microsoft Directions & Example   I working with the example, I needed to make a couple of adjustments to the sample flow that was provided but I was able to get it to work. Here is a video of the flow running in

Big news from Microsoft on paginated reports

To follow up on my earlier posting about using the right tool for the right job, I had to share the latest announcement from Microsoft.  On November 14, 2022, Microsoft announced support for paginated reports in Power BI Pro.  


Yes, this now means without acquiring a premium license or premium workspace, you will be able to create paginated reports.  No longer will you just have a scrolling table or matrix that you have to export to Excel, you will be able to create more traditional operational reports as well as document-like reports.


I am excited to see how everyone puts this new functionality to work.  I have a lot of ideas on how I will use this with my clients, especially with some of their common ERP (Dynamics 365) report requests.

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