AP Automation in Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain

As a solution architect, prospects and clients often ask me for ways to improve their Accounts Payable process.  They receive hundreds of invoices every month, and it can take considerable amount of time to enter all of the detail as well as attaching the invoice for reference during the approval process.  This is an area where we have often needed to bring in an ISV solution, but that could cause other issues.  Microsoft has been doing considerable work around automation for AP and they recently released a public preview of their Invoice Capture solution. I have had the opportunity to set this up in one of my test environments so I could get an idea of what they have to offer.  As we would expect, the Invoice Capture solution is built on the Power Platform.  It uses a model driven Power App along with Power Automate Flows to integrate with Dynamics 365 Finance.  However, since it is a solution, they have done much of the work for you, including creating the standard flows to load the

Power BI Premium per User - pricing finally announced!!!

A big change is coming to Power BI.  Microsoft announced Premium by User for Power BI a few months back, but they had not given any indication of the pricing until now.  Power BI Premium has been available for some time, but it is $5,000/P1 node.  For many small to medium business with less than 300 to 500 users, this has just been too expensive and they have been missing out on all of the premium features, including;

  • Automated machine learning
  • Cognitive services
  • No code data prep at scale
  • Deployment pipelines
  • Pixel-perfect paginated reports
  • XMLA read/write
  • Trillions of rows of data
  • Advanced security

With this announcement of general availability beginning on April 2, 2021 at a price of $20 per user, per month, users are really going to have the opportunity to take their data to the next level.

To learn mores about the new Power BI Premium per user license, check out Microsoft's blog.

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