Part Two in the Sysco Dynamics 365 Business Central blog series focuses on the updates to the User Experience – experienced users of Dynamics NAV will notice a fresh new look to the interface, as well as enhanced productivity features and better accessibility across Desktop, Mobiles and Tablets.
To quote Microsoft, “In the October ’18 release, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central receives a refreshed desktop experience. Business Central accelerates productivity through powerful new features for working with lists as well as the evolution of Page Search.” so lets take a look at what that means.
The Desktop Interface
As mentioned, with Business Central Microsoft have totally refreshed the look of the user interface. Taking the best bits of NAV tweaking them and adding improved productivity features throughout. The focus is on your data – improved layouts with better utilisation of screen space, better data visibility and readability and a much improved navigation experience through the entire application. Cards / Detail Pages have received a new look and feel also, completing the visual refresh of the application.
The User Experience
With the new experience, Business Central users get a more streamlined navigation with the back button displayed prominently on the left of the page and with special dynamic system commands occupying the middle section. These elements move the navigation closer to users, allowing them to stay focused on the data and task at hand.
Multiple elements related to lists, lookup windows, and grids have been refreshed to align with the rest of the product and with the aspiration of Business Central to be modern software for the cloud and on-premises.
With the new command bar in Business Central, users can now be more productive with larger screen estate devoted to their business data, reducing space used previously for menus and ribbons. Those new elements of the user interface are fully flexible and dynamic – only show features and options that users need at any given time while consuming less space on the screen.
All the lists in the product feature now a new, refreshed layout with more flexible grid customisation, tile view available everywhere and with quick access to search and view. This allows users to get better and faster access to the data whenever it is needed.
Access from Anywhere
Users of Business Central are able to remain productive and engaged at their desks or on the go, regardless of the device, platform, or form factor (laptop, desktop, tablet, phone).
Business Central is a modern business solution from Microsoft that not only brings the full power and heritage of Dynamics NAV to the cloud but also enables modern businesses to compete much easier in the all-connected world and deliver on digital transformation.