Showing posts from August, 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

Copilot Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply

Microsoft has recently released two Copilot applications to work with Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain. These solutions are still in preview, so it should only be uses in sandbox environments to evaluate and learn how they will work with your organization. Prior to installing it is important to make sure your environment meets the requirements. Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain requires the latest hotfix on Dynamics 365 Finance version 10.0.34 (10.0.1591.107) and version 10.0.35 (10.0.1627.70) and later. In addition, the solutions rely on the Power Platform and Dataverse, so it is important to have the environments connected and user security set appropriately. For more details on the prerequisites and the installation instructions you can follow the Microsoft installation documents. Copilot in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance Copilot in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Let's look at what these two copilots provide to users Copilot in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance C

Copilot in Power BI Desktop

We have been hearing a lot about Artificial Intelligence recently, and Microsoft is investing very heavily in brining AI to many of the solutions we use on a regular basis.  In many solutions the AI solution is known at Copilot.   Copilot in Power BI Desktop is currently available in preview for you to start testing.  After playing with it a little, I would have to say it is a nice tool, but I will caution you that you need to be careful.  It is simply going to give you some suggestions on creating new measures, but if you do not understand DAX, you may not select the correct version. So how do you get started?   1. First you need to be on a current release of Power BI Desktop (at least after May 2923) 2. The feature is still in Preview, so it is necessary to enable the preview feature.  File - Options and Settings - Options and enable Quick measure suggestions 3.  To use Copilot, you select to add a Quick Measure (this can be selected on the Modeling ribbon or by right click when your

D365 Finance - Business Performance Analytics

Microsoft recently released a new reporting / analytic solution to public preview.  The solution is Business Performance Analytics.  They have been talking about this solution for some time, so it is great to finally be able to get our hands on the solution. To get the directions to install the preview simply go to Microsoft docs . One thing to note is the solution requires a Tier-2 environment and Dynamics 365 Finance version 10.0.35 and PU 59 or later.  As with many of the recent solutions from Microsoft, this solution is built on the Power Platform as a model driven application.   The solution also includes embedded Power BI.  Since there is some good documentation on the installation steps, I will not go through it in my article.  I will take a look at what the solution provides at this point. As you can see from the screen shot, this solution is very similar to the embedded Power BI that is currently inside of D365.  One of the differences is this data is not coming from the AXDW