Wave 2 Release for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (2022): New Features & Improvements

As part of its biannual release cycle, Microsoft just published the 2022 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management.  

This wave features new capabilities and enhancements that will launch by March 2023.

Here’s a preview of what’s coming in the first wave of the year. 

Dynamics 365 Finance 

  • General availability of vendor invoice OCR, which automates the reading and recognition of vendor invoices and will continue adding capabilities for subscription billing use cases 
  • Integrate Tax Calculation service with Dynamics 365 Project Operations (Preview) 
  • Extend Electronic Invoicing service to support upcoming e-invoice legislations for France, Poland, and Saudi Arabia 

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management 

  • New analytics and support for multiple vendors in Planning Optimisation 
  • Inventory Visibility, which lets companies track real-time consumption with allocated quantities in support of promotions, special events and new product introductions 
  • Guided warehouse implementation and configuration experiences to enable rapid reconfiguration of supply chains 
  • Planning Optimisation to shorten planning cycles 

Dynamics 365 Intelligent Order Management 

  • More providers that span the supply chain lifecycle from order-taking to last-mile delivery 
  • Added support for various Order Tyles, including back orders, subscription orders, manual orders and purchase orders
     
  • Ability to simulate fulfilment so companies can model and understand the impact of different fulfilment strategies 
  • Contextual collaboration features where an order can be shared with multiple stakeholders using embedded Microsoft Teams 

Microsoft Supply Chain Centre 

  • New solution that enables organisations to take control of their supply chain to deliver a better customer experience 
  • End-to-end visibility of supply chain 
  • AI-based recommendations 
  • Seamlessly collaborate with teams and suppliers on workflow 
  • Works with partner solutions and existing supply chain systems 

Finance and Operations Cross-App Capabilities 

  • Improvements to the One Dynamics One Platform workstream, which focuses on enabling Finance and Operations applications on Power Platform. Includes enhancements to One Admin, One Developer and One User experiences 

Commerce 

  • New and updated B2B experiences, including sales agreements across channels and customer-specific catalogues  
  • Omnichannel media management features streamline workflows  
  • Key point-of-sale investments include Store Commerce app availability for iOS and Android devices  
  • Apple Pay and Google Pay digital wallet integration  
  • New customer support options through virtual agent and live agent integration available for ecommerce 

Get the full details on the latest release from Microsoft.

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