Showing posts from April, 2023

RPA with Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain

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

Progress Billings with Project Accounting & Sales Orders

I was recently working with a couple customers that have very large orders and they need to invoice when the order is booked and maybe issue a couple progress invoices while the order is processed.  There are a few ways this can be handled in D365.  Unfortunately, Microsoft disabled the prepayment tab on the sales order tab in version 10.0.14 .  There is currently an idea posted inside the Microsoft ideas portal to add a function to handle prepayments.   Hopefully Microsoft will address this issue in the near future.  However, I needed to find a solution for today, and using Project Accounting seems to give an acceptable solution for managing the progress payments.   The key to this approach is using the Customer Advance on the Project screen.  It is also important to make sure you have setup the proper liability account for the prepayment invoice.  This is done in Project - Setup - Posting - Ledger Posting Setup. To see how this works in action I have put together a demo video.  Hopef