Power Platform 2021 highlight & success stories

Microsoft’s Power Platform plan of release for Power Platform 2021 Wave 1 is here. With it come all the new updates for Power BI, Power Apps, Power Apps portals, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, AI Builder, governance, and administration, ISV experiences, and data integration. The Microsoft 2021 release process of updates will go from April 2021 to September 2021.

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Highlights of Microsoft power platform 2021 release wave 1 plan

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So, what is the Microsoft power platform?

Microsoft Power Platform provides governance and management, and ISV experience features through Power Apps, Power Automate, and Microsoft Dataverse. These capabilities are intended to assist managers, ISVs, and IT professionals in building, deploying, securing, managing, governing, and monitoring the platform and its components across the enterprise.

Microsoft’s Power Platform allows users and companies to evaluate, act, and automate data to transform their businesses digitally. 

Today, Microsoft Power Platform consists of four products:

Power BI:

 

Power BI continues to invest in three main areas that foster a data culture: fantastic data interactions, new business BI, and team collaboration integrations. Power BI Embedded is a new version of the product that helps customers boost their ROI, scale quickly, and achieve up to 16X faster performance. Customers would now have insight into workspace usage, allowing for more consistent utilization analysis and cost control. Power BI Premium continues to add features that help companies deliver insights at scale and meet the most challenging business requirements.

This release introduces new flexible licensing models that enable businesses to choose between per-user and per-capacity licensing. Power BI Pro provides AI-enhanced insights to make it simple for everyone to find information. The new fast build experiences make it easier than ever to create Power BI content.

Power Apps:

 

Power Apps blend the power of rich shapes, views, and dashboards modeled over data in Microsoft Dataverse with the versatility of a blank canvas that can link to any data source. Duplicate detection has been added to the Unified Interface experience and improved usability for business process flow on mobile, improved global relevance search, and in-app alerts for model-driven applications in this version.

  1. AI Builder will debut new AI features in preview, as well as enhancements to form processing. New capabilities include new area availability and signature detection in form processing, which detects whether a signature exists at a particular position in a document.

Power Apps portals improve Power BI integration by supporting Microsoft Azure Analysis Services live connections and the Customer Data Power BI feature, which sends additional context for users to personalize reports and dashboards.

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Power Automate:

 

Improvements to the cloud’s flow include an operation trigger for when an operation is performed in the Microsoft Dataverse. This function makes it easier to work with the common events model and integrates it with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. By providing a runtime within the target Citrix world, desktop flows boost our support for UI automation on Citrix environments. Process advisor, a Power Automate capability that reveals insights into how people function and provides rich visualizations where users can find routine, time-consuming processes that are ideally suited for automation, is new for this release. With Power Automate Desktop, users would be able to record routine, manual processes.

Power Virtual Agents:

 

Power Virtual Agents enhance the authoring experience with list variables, subject recommendations from bot sessions, adaptive cards, and other features. Power Automate integration with improved error handling and new topic trigger management are also included to boost the bot’s triggering capabilities.

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Data integration:

 

With built-in access to the Microsoft Power Platform, other platforms and data from hundreds of business systems, the updated Data Integration allows for rich and intelligent experiences. This release wave includes a slew of new features, including enrichment via Azure Maps integration, gateway diagnostics, improved error management, visual data prep for Power Query Desktop, and security enhancements.

Some of the companies are already benefiting from these new capabilities. Let us walk you through some of the top examples:

  1. Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation, is leveraging Power BI and many of our AI technologies to extract valuable insights from data and act on those insights in common environments like Teams and Microsoft Excel.
  2. The Coca-Cola Company has recently begun using Power Platform as part of its digital transformation activities, creating impressive business solutions with Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, and Microsoft Power Automate, including the latest Power Automate Desktop and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capability.

Bottom Line

 

With the updates in the 2021 Power Platform Wave 1, you will face many new features that may cause challenges. For this purpose, you need experts to implement the Microsoft Power Platform within your company. You have turned to the right place as DFSM is prepared to help you personalize the integration of new features as per your business needs.

Dynamics 365 add-ons the ultimate guide 2021

Before we begin guiding you through the new add-ons let’s answer; What even is an add-on module in Dynamics 365?

Simply put, this is a software component that provides additional functionality to extend and incorporate your ERP vendor’s basic kit. Companies have deemed that the best breed strategy is to pick ERP add-on modules from various suppliers.

Why Should You Consider Implementing Add-on Module in Dynamics 365?

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Business Central and D365 Sales Integration

The Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 Sales models simplify data between the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales and Dynamics 365 Business Central, which are the most frequently used modules. DHRP includes an easy-to-install and ready-to-use integration option for Dynamics 365 Sales to Dynamics 365 Business Central. It enables Dynamics 365 Sales users to integrate data as a one-time bulk import between Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 Sales, as well as set up real-time or change-based maps to keep both systems in sync. For further integration, one can use the maps.

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·     Accounts

 

Permissions for the integration user account require configuration when you install the Integration Solution. You might need to reset them if those permissions are changed. By reinstalling the Integration Solution on the Dynamics 365 Connection Setup page, you can do that by selecting the Redeploy Integration Solution. There are the following security positions enlisted:

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Integration Administrator
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Integration User
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Product Availability User

Invoices & Invoice adjustments

 

After setting the user accounts and permission, you will also have to work on the invoices. The invoices page helps you handle the synchronization. For example, Posted invoices for purchases are synchronized with invoices for sales. It is easier to synchronize all other agencies that can participate in the invoice, from salespersons to price lists, before an invoice can be synchronized. The Salesperson Code’s meaning in the invoice header in Sales determines the owner of the coupled entity.

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·     Currencies

 

Your business may also be using different currencies. The integration of the D365 sales and business Central allows you to manage multiple currency accounts easily. The synchronization of currency in Business central and transaction currency in sales enables you to manage different currencies through a single dashboard.

·     Items

 

Next, we have the synchronization of Items and products. In Dynamics 365 Sales, Business Central automatically maintains a price list while synchronizing items with Dynamics 365 Sales goods. You should not manually change this price list to prevent synchronization errors.

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·     Pricelist items

 

This is an essential entity, as you might imagine. The price list item is a key order since it sets out the amounts that can be offered for the commodity (unit group and unit), the price list (price list and price list item), the product (discount list and the product itself), and the discounts. The creation of price list products is the focus of a useful product catalog.

·     Territories

 

Manage sales territories, and with integration, you can have improved sales results and handle them geographically – enhancing Market Potential by focusing on facilities or sales within the jurisdiction of the territories.

·     Units of Measure

 

Units of measure and unit group can be done through custom integration as you need to have multiple units of measure, and synchronizing both can bring more visibility and clarity.  You can assign both the base unit and alternate units to set them for automation further.

·     Warehouses

 

From orders to the packing and shipping, all can be managed from one platform. Using a DFSM integration solution can make you have all in front of you when you need it. Information from all the warehouses, despite the location, will be easy to access and control from anywhere.

DFSM has the solutions to ensure you get the integration solution for Dynamics 365 sales and Business Central according to your business needs. So, if you need more information and want to get started, let us help.

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