2021 Release Wave 1 Plans: Count on some new and useful Dynamics 365 supply chain capabilities

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This article was co-written by Yogesh Kasat, co-founder of Real Dynamics. 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation 2021 release wave 1 is looking to be a feature powerhouse. Areas of improvement cover a broad range of functional areas including core functionality, planning, advance warehousing, reporting, data management, integration, customization frameworks and global regulatory compliance.

In this article we will review a selection of interesting features that Microsoft expects to deliver in the upcoming release wave.

Planning

Users can expect enhancements in planning optimization:

  • Users can approve planned orders to ensure that the changes will be kept during the next master planning run.
  • Receipt margin can now be included as part of the lead time calculation.
  • Service items will automatically be filtered out during master planning to avoid supply suggestions for service items.
  • Plans now include planned intercompany demand from other companies.

Inventory and logistics

Preview of Inventory Visibility Add-in

This add-in is a standalone microservice allowing use of an Inventory Visibility RESTful API to gain access to real-time global inventory visibility. This feature should help businesses pursue a single source of truth and achieve a global view of on-hand inventory information, which then can be accessible consumed and used by ancillary systems and applications.

This service is built for scalability, handling large numbers of transactions across multiple channels. It can be used to easily extend and integrate with your third-party or ancillary systems.

New inventory dimensions for product version tracking and enhanced extensibility

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