Top 5 Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2023

As we mark the end of Microsoft Inspire 2023, with so many announcements being made, we have organized a list of our top 5 takeaways from the annual event. This year Microsoft Inspire focused heavily on AI, product launches and new partnerships that will shape the future. Let us dive into our list: 1. Introduction of Microsoft 365 Copilot pricing M...

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What's new and planned in the Dynamics 365 Sales 2023 Wave Release?

Outlined below is a list of features that are planned to be released from April 2023 through September 2023 for Dynamics 365 Sales. Copilot Effortlessly elevate your sales pitch using Copilot email assistance Revenue Intelligence Manage opportunities more effectively using the new pipeline view Improve forecast accuracy with yearly and weekly forec...

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Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot – Next Generation AI for the Workplace

As AI becomes more prevalent in workplaces, Microsoft is striving to transform your language into the ultimate productivity resource with Microsoft 365 Copilot. This tool seamlessly integrates with your everyday Microsoft 365 apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. Moreover, Business Chat enables you to offer AI natural languag...

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Top 8 New Updates in the Dynamics 365 Release 2023 Wave 1

It's that time of the year again! Microsoft has unveiled its roadmap for the first wave of updates to Dynamics 365 in 2023, outlining the new functionalities expected to be available in the market between April and September 2023. We have highlighted this release's Top 8 new updates and features. 1. Dynamics 365 Customer VoiceDynamics 365 Customer ...

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5 Signs that moving to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the right decision for your business

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a trusted cloud ERP platform paired with CRM business applications, advanced analytics, Office 365, and Microsoft's cloud ecosystem that has hundreds of add-on extensions via AppSource. Dynamics 365 Business Central provides flexibility to streamline processes, cloud security with the ability to access data anywhere...

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How to Submit a Review for Business Central Apps on Microsoft AppSource

In today's blog, we will share how you can submit a review on AppSource for an application you are using. To write an app review, you must first have the app installed in your Business Central system. You can enter the review through your Business Central environment or AppSource by going to the link below and searching for the app: https://appsour...

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Solve Supply Chain Challenges with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The pandemic has created problems for supply chains around the world. From a lack of raw materials to labour shortages, the ongoing issues caused Microsoft to utilize its resources to modernize both supply chain and manufacturing industries. Business Central provides companies with advanced technology, continuous improvement, and the resilience needed to help combat a break in the supply chain through functionality and strategy. By implementing Business Central, companies can connect their businesses seamlessly, predict disruptions and quickly respond to supply challenges.

Our team at WebSan Solutions Inc. has created a diverse selection of apps specifically designed to enhance supply chain management capabilities within Dynamics 365 Business Central. These applications range from advanced warehouse management capabilities to EDI connectors which are designed to help your business become more productive and efficient. Highlighted below are a few of these Dynamics 365 Apps that specialize in enhancing your supply chain.

Barcode Scanner App for WMS

Designed to help your business become more productive, utilize the Barcode Scanner app for WMS to manage inventory of any size. The system is best optimized for Industrial RF hardware. Improve your inventory management, picking accuracy and warehouse efficiency              

EasyPost Service Connector

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New Application and System Features for Microsoft Dynamics GP available with the 18.4 Update

Microsoft has recently announced the features that will be included in the 2021 Year-End update to Dynamics GP, which will include the 2021 feature release as well. Dynamics GP continues to add yearly updates in terms of hotfixes, tax code-compliant updates, and other regulatory fixes. The following features are all based on customer requests, so users can look forward to improvement to these updates. Another advantage of this release is that new registration keys are not needed for this release.  



Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.4 Updates include:

 

Distribution

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WebSan Solutions Inc. is hosting an interactive virtual half-day Conference focused on Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics Innovation Virtual Conference

November 9th, 2021 - 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Dynamics Innovation Virtual Conference will feature six interactive live sessions discussing topics around Dynamics 365Business Central. Our keynote speech, Andrew King, and our guest speaker will focus on the future of Business Central. Followed by sessions on the following topics; October 2021 release, beneficial Business Central apps, client experience with D365,  GP to BC migration, and the many integrations offered by the Microsoft ecosystem. This virtual conference will also give you an opportunity for Q&A and networking from industry leaders. Attendees will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win gift cards and Microsoft Surface 2 headphones. We look forward to networking with you at the conference. Register with the link provided below. 

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Overcoming Covid-19 Challenges in Distribution & Manufacturing with Dynamics 365

The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically affected businesses over the past 18 months, especially in the distribution and manufacturing industry. A number of these unprecedented challenges include supply chain issues, fluctuating costs, and commodity pricing.

 

In the distribution industry, supply chain uncertainties have cause inconsistent visibility, scheduling delays, and vendor lead times have also increased during the pandemic. In addition, the fluctuating cost of materials has dramatically changed, whereas competition from e-commerce chains such as Amazon has made it hard to compete. This has changed the way companies manage their warehouse as they look to keep up with the competition. Customers are also expecting real-time communication and instant access to information which makes sales pipeline visibility critical. 


To overcome these new challenges in distribution, customers are looking for an all-in-one solution for their technology needs. Dynamics 365 Business Central has vendor scoring and landed cost features to help resolve supply chain issues. E-commerce integrations within Business Central such as Shopify make it easier for companies to compete with plugs-ins right out of the box. In addition, using features such as Dynamics 365 for Sales & Customer Engagement has become even more integral for distribution companies, and add-on solutions such as Jet Reports allow companies to generate real-time financial reports seamlessly.

 

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Future of Microsoft Dynamics GP – Lifecycle Update 2028 & Beyond

In October 2019, Microsoft introduced the Modern Lifecycle Policy for Microsoft Dynamics GP  before this update Dynamics GP was governed by the Fixed Lifecycle Policy which in comparison has fixed end dates for their support. The Modern Policy offers continuous support and servicing, including bug fixes, new features, and the latest tax updates. This highlights the fact that Dynamics GP is not going anywhere soon with the Lifecycle Roadmap showing dates well into 2028 and beyond.

 

Dynamics GP customers can stay current by choosing at least one of the three all-inclusive Dynamics GP updates, typically released in June, October, and December yearly . The October update normally provides new capabilities whereas the two other updates will typically consist of hotfixes, tax updates, and regulatory updates.

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a powerful on-premises application that has built a huge community over the last 30+ years of Partners and Customers that love the product. Microsoft intends to continue both enhancing and supporting the solution in the future. Upgrading your Dynamics GP system ensures that you have access to new features, in addition to a resolution to any system glitches. Upgrading regularly also provides you with tax compliance, improved security, and more predictable costs.  

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WebSan Solutions Inc. recognized as the winner of 2021 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year

[Toronto, Ontario], [Canada] — July 8, 2021 — WebSan Solutions Inc. today announced it has won the Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are extremely honoured to be receiving such a renowned award, and we are earnestly grateful for the recognition. This has been our most successful year as a company, and it’s because of the hard work and dedication of our entire team.” stated Andrew King, Managing Director at WebSan Solutions Inc.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various of categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. WebSan Solutions Inc. was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner that excels at providing innovative and unique customer solutions centred on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The successful entrant for this award will have demonstrated consistent, high-quality; predictable service to Microsoft customers, helping to ensure significant business benefits from their Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central investments. The successful nominee will also demonstrate business leadership and consistent customer success, with strong growth in new customer additions and cloud revenue while maintaining and growing their existing customer base. Finally, the Award will recognize partners who have made significant progress in this cloud business. Winning solutions may also highlight opportunities where you’ve upgraded customers from on premise or migrated them from competitive solutions. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions/services qualify for this award.

“I am honoured to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers—from cloud-to-edge—and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.” 

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How To Achieve Operational Efficiency Using EDI365 App for Business Central

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the exchange of business documents, such as purchase orders, invoices, inventory adjustment, or acknowledgment and shipments between business partners in a standard format. We understand that suppliers and clients have specific business requirements and that manual processes can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Using an EDI connector will ensure that you can facilitate painless transactions amongst many trading partners. This application also reduces errors because no human interaction is involved, so there are minimal chances of error or delays.

EDI365 is a user-friendly EDI connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central used by many businesses to efficiently carry out their business operations. EDI365 maximizes communication exchanges between a wide range of business-to-business networks to make transmitting standard business documents easy and straightforward. The benefits of implementing EDI365 include accelerated transmission of information, automated data entry, reduced errors, and faster processing time compared to sending via email.

Our EDI365 Connector App can support all document types, including X12, EDIFACT, XML, and FLAT. We deal with your trading partners in advance, so onboarding, mapping, testing, and validation are included in the setup. Additional features include Dropship Packaging slips, Customer, Vendor, and 3PL integrations. The app supports the Essential and Premium Editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and is available in Canada, United States, and Mexico.  

At WebSan, we have experience working with trading partners such as Wayfair, Walmart, Amazon and Home Depot. EDI365 works to make transmitting standard business documents easy and simple. To learn more about EDI365, please contact WebSan Solutions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss inquiries and next steps.

Download EDI365 on AppSource: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/dynamics-365-business-central/PUBID.websan-solutions-inc%7CAID.edi365-websan-001%7CPAPPID.28146907-7abb-4013-8866-839706ca4b68

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What's new in the 2021 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 Business Central

It's that time of the year again! The wave 1 release for Microsoft Dynamics 365 has been launched. The release includes hundreds of new features and innovations across the Dynamics 365 applications from April 2021 through September 2021.

Here is a highlight of a few top features that will offer new capabilities and added functionality for your business.

 

Dynamics 365 Sales

  • The latest release wave of updates enables Dynamics 365 Sales users a new mobile experience for sellers that provides quick & easy real-time access to important customer information whenever or wherever they need it with the Dynamics 365 Sales Hub app
  • Conversation intelligence will provide insights on top of video calls and calls with multiple participants. New filters in the deal manager workspace will allow sellers to easily find opportunities by searching, quickly setting a column filter, or choosing a time-based slicer. 
  • A new pipeline manager workspace now creates a personalized area for sellers to quickly view and interact with their sales pipeline bringing a more intuitive and streamlined way of working.

 

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Additional Apps/Modules that accelerate the benefits of Business Central

Once you have gone live with Business Central it's important to start looking at additional modules and custom offerings that allow you to streamline your business processes. We will have a look at a selection of our own apps and third-party apps which can improve your user experience and increase company productivity. Utilizing these apps can assist your business by improving inventory management, facilitating transactions between trading partners, increasing employee productivity, and creating reports in real-time.

 

Warehouse Management (Barcode Scanning App for WMS)

Our Barcode Scanning App for WMS is designed to help your business become more productive. This application will improve your inventory management, picking accuracy, and warehouse efficiency. Put an end to frequent overages, shortages, and stock-outs and improve your inventory control. We can also customize the app for customizations done in Business Central 

 

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Is your business ready to move to the cloud? Discover if migrating from Dynamics GP to Business Central is the right decision for your business

As organizations figure out what to do with their infrastructure, many companies that currently have Dynamics GP are deciding whether they want to migrate to Dynamics 365 Business Central or stay On-premise. Moving to a cloud-based ERP solution gives your business the flexibility to scale up or down, increase collaboration, accessibility and cuts out the high cost of hardware.

The decision to migrate from GP to Business Central is based on several factors can that include accessibility, cost savings, add-ons, and an updated modern user interface. Here is a comparison of both ERP solutions based on the criteria mentioned above:

 

     1. Cloud vs On-Premise

Business Central is a cloud-based solution, which means you can access the software anywhere, anytime, from any device. Upgrades are managed by Microsoft and rolled out automatically with no installation required. In comparison, Dynamics GP was designed to be an on-premise solution, and upgrades need to be done manually.

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How to Utilize Jet Reports & Jet Hub for Dynamics 365 Business Central

 

In this webinar, Andrew King and Ryan Bennett provide an introduction into Jet Reports and Jet Hub. The discussion features an overview of Jet Reports and Jet Hub, overview of our offering and an in-depth look into sample reports/demo of Jet Reports.

 

Jet Reports is a business reporting solution built for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central which gives you the flexibility to create reports in real-time. This allows for you to get the latest information from your database. Additionaly Jet Reports integrates into excel allowing you to extract real-time data efficiently while also eliminating errors and risk.

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Can you implement Dynamics 365 Business Central on your Own? (Customer’s POV)

A popular question we often get from companies is; Can I implement Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on my own? Historically we often see companies having issues implementing the software to meet their customized business needs.

Today’s discussion features a recap of a virtual Interview with Andrew King, Managing Director at WebSan Solutions Inc., as he sits down with Sunil Kumar, Founder of The Amazing Chickpea, to discuss his experience trying to implement Business Central and working with WebSan.

Sunil was previously using QuickBooks for basic reporting but was looking for a business solution to manage the production, planning and financial reporting for his medium-size company. Dynamics 365 Business Central became the front runner as the best option for The Amazing Chickpea to manage inventory, production orders and financial records.

After signing up for Dynamics 365 Business Central a year ago, Sunil believed he could implement it entirely on his own because he has a background in IT. The interface seemed to be very user-friendly; however, he faced business challenges in retrieving necessary financial reporting that was critical to his business operations.

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