D365 – To exist or not, that is the question!(part 2)
Dec04

D365 – To exist or not, that is the question!(part 2)

Some years ago I created a free community solution for “Not-Exists Join“. Not exists join means that we can filter and search on data that does not have any relational records. This answers questions like; – Show me all customers that have no sales orders the last X days – Show me all items with no inventory transaction. Show me items with no movement last 30 days. – Show me all items that… Continue...

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Microsoft Bookings and Microsoft Graph
Nov12

Microsoft Bookings and Microsoft Graph

One common feedback we get when implementing Dynamics 365 is the ability to handle appointments and booking. There are many very good 3’rd party solutions, but did you know that Microsoft have an easy to use booking system that works online and integrated with Outlook. It’s called Microsoft Bookings, and is worth taking a small look at especially if you have the need of booking your… Continue Reading Kurt...

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Dynamics 365 Branding and Commerce (Preview) Firsthand experience
Oct11

Dynamics 365 Branding and Commerce (Preview) Firsthand experience

PS! Remember to read the last lines in this blogpost As I hope you have seen in your never-ending twitter/news feed is that Microsoft again adding lot’s of new apps and features to Dynamics 365. Microsoft are delivering on the communicated vision of Dynamics 365. We now have apps where we have a holistic approach to business processes. To solve business requirements users will be using a… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 Retail – Buzz Alert !
Sep24

D365 Retail – Buzz Alert !

THIS IS COOL ! Microsoft is launching several new product lines for retailers. Dynamics 365 Commerce Empower your business to create exceptional, insightful shopping experiences for every customer with Dynamics 365 Commerce—built on our proven Dynamics 365 Retail solution. Commerce | Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce delivers a complete omni-channel solution that unifies back-office, in-store, and digital experiences to personalize...

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D365F&O, Lots of new high value content on DOC’s
Sep17

D365F&O, Lots of new high value content on DOC’s

The Microsoft Dynamics team have been quite buzzy after the vacation producing a lot of valuable content to Dynamics 365. I would like to highlight some of the latest additions that is worth checking out and to share in the Dynamics 365 ecosystem. Just this year alone, 714 articles have been published, and just the last 2 months close to 300 articles are made available. With this amount of… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Analyzing Cloud POS performance in Dynamics 365 for Retail
Aug26

Analyzing Cloud POS performance in Dynamics 365 for Retail

It is a constant requirement that systems retailers are directly interacting with should be Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger (BBFS). In this blog post, I will dig into how the POS performance can be analyzed to better understand the transactional performance of the Dynamics 365 POS. What I’m specially interested in is how perceived performance is towards actual. What we think is good… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Retail statement trickle feed (public preview)
Aug18

Retail statement trickle feed (public preview)

Retail statements are one of the most important (and complex) processes a retailer have. It’s where the retail sales and transactions are being transformed to become physical and financial transactions so you can see the sales in finance and in inventory. Retail statement calculation and posting have been covered many times in my blog posts and Microsoft have a large set’s of article on doc’s… Continue Reading...

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D365: Search for code with Agent Ransack
Jul24

D365: Search for code with Agent Ransack

When supporting customer’s we often can get small fragments of information on an issue, like a form is not performing as expected, or an error message. The procedure is then often to log into LCS and find traces of the issue. Often we end up with a query that is the source of the issue. But to better understand and analyze how to fix the issue we often need to find exactly in the source… Continue Reading Kurt...

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Every minute counts, and snooze to 1 minute before meeting starts – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Jun18

Every minute counts, and snooze to 1 minute before meeting starts – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

As a consultant I’m used to having a lot of “back-to-back” meetings, and when the next meeting is near, I typically get an outlook reminder 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Then using the “Snooze” button is good. If I snooze until 5 minutes before I am too early. 0 minutes before and I am too late. You know that in the drop-down, the minimum selection is 5 minutes? That is… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their...

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D365F&O – Address performance tips – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
May31

D365F&O – Address performance tips – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

Sometimes the smallest thing can make a huge difference. At a customer we experienced a huge load (DTU +70% average), and the LCS shows that there was a single SQL query that was the reason for the load. The data composition here was that there was close to a half million customers in the customer table, and most of them had addresses, email and phone numbers assigned to them. Except of… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365F&O – Community Driven Engineering – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Apr23

D365F&O – Community Driven Engineering – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

I have previously blogged about the importance of reporting new ideas, issues and bugs to Microsoft, and also why the community will benefit from sharing. I have often experienced that experienced engineers often have the solution available and are more than willing to give it for free to get the fixed-up code into the standard solution. But the formalized support path does require time… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365F&O – Auto-report as finished in a Retail scenario – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Apr16

D365F&O – Auto-report as finished in a Retail scenario – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

For many years I have had the opportunity to work on Dynamics 365 topics involving Kitting, Value Added Services(VAS) and Bill-of-Materials(BOM). Today I would like to write about the released product parameter “Auto-report as finished” in a retail scenario, and you can read more about report as finished at the Microsoft docs. To explain the business scenario, let’s take hot-dogs. A… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Dynamics 365 F&O – Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes
Mar27

Dynamics 365 F&O – Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes

When purchasing Dynamics 365 F&O, you a set of Microsoft managed (but self-service) environments that is included with the standard offer. (Production, Tier-2 Standard Acceptance Testing and a Tier-1 Develop/Build and test environment. Microsoft have described this on the environment planning docs. I will not discuss Tier-1 environments here, as these environments is optimized for… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Dynamics 365F&O – Enabling new hidden functionality (SYSFlighting)
Mar07

Dynamics 365F&O – Enabling new hidden functionality (SYSFlighting)

With Dynamics 365 version 10, the innovation wave from Microsoft is continuing to accelerate. All customer will use the same base source code of the Dynamics 365 solution, and it will be maintained and updated every month. But for many customers, stability also have its value. New functionality every month is not always what existing customers want to implement. New functionality could… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Near real-time replenishment in Dynamics 365 F&O
Feb20

Near real-time replenishment in Dynamics 365 F&O

There is a lot of good stuff on the horizon for Dynamics 365. I highly recommend that you check out the following article of some new planning services that will come in the April 2019 release. Planning service – Release Notes A hyper-scalable multitenant real-time distribution requirement planning service. The service enables companies to maintain a dynamic plan that’s close to real time and supports high data volume....

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Retail Enterprise Architecture mapping using ArchiMate and ARDOQ
Feb10

Retail Enterprise Architecture mapping using ArchiMate and ARDOQ

The warning; The blog post is High Level, but the benefits can be mind-blowing. Enterprise Architecture is about understanding and change. In today’s business, change is everywhere and the essential part to survive. But change is not easy. To have insights and understanding of your own organization is essential for change and risk assessment. Understanding how people, processes and… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article...

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MPOS – Open full (kiosk) screen mode when having dual display
Jan31

MPOS – Open full (kiosk) screen mode when having dual display

For a retailer, every saved “click” is appreciated, and the ability to remove any noise appreciated. When starting MPOS in maximum mode, you will often see that you have a title bar at the top, and the app-bar at the bottom. In windows 10 you can also use the “tablet-mode” to get the MPOS into full screen mode. BUT! If you have a dual display setup, it the tablet mode does not… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on...

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D365 F&O – Fast Track webinars
Jan16

D365 F&O – Fast Track webinars

If you are or have implemented Dynamics 365 F&O, please bookmark the following site: Events FastTrack for Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Tech Talks Here the Microsoft Fast Track team is conducting lots of excellent webinars and very good knowledge is shared by the people creating Dynamics 365. You can also sign up for live sessions or look at recorded sessions. High value! Like...

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Retail assortments and planned orders extensions
Dec30

Retail assortments and planned orders extensions

Microsoft have created an excellent description of this in the Assortment management doc-page. Retail assortments are essential to define what products that should be available across retail channels. Assigning a product to an assortment, will assign the product to the stores that have the assortment. This makes it possible to sell the product in the store. But there is something missing,… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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POS Invoice Pay – #Dyn365F&O
Dec17

POS Invoice Pay – #Dyn365F&O

A very nice omnichannel capability made available in Dynamics 365 version 8.1, is the ability for customers to pay their invoices directly in the POS. A scenario is that a customer is allowed to purchase “on-account” and then later pay all the invoices. Let’s say that the customer is in a hotel, and allows the customers to buy food, drinks and services throughout the stay. At the… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article...

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Retail category managers, Simplify your import of released products in #Dyn365FO
Dec16

Retail category managers, Simplify your import of released products in #Dyn365FO

It is a category manager’s job to try to maximize profit from selling products within a specific category. This may be looking after a broad category such as ‘confectionery’ or they may focus closely on a more specific category, such as ‘snacking’. A category manager will analyze complex data collected on shopper behavior from a range of different sources, and then translate it… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on...

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D365F&O Retail: Combining important retail statement batch jobs
Nov19

D365F&O Retail: Combining important retail statement batch jobs

The Retail statement functionality in D365F&O is the process that puts everything together and makes sure transactions from POS flows into D365F&O HQ. Microsoft have made some improvements to the statement functionality that you can read here : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/retail/statement-posting-eod. I wanted to show how to combine these 3 processes… Continue Reading Kurt...

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A quick look at download Retail distribution jobs (CDX)
Nov18

A quick look at download Retail distribution jobs (CDX)

Commerce Data Exchange (CDX) is a system that transfers data between the Dynamics 365 F&O headquarters database based and retail channels databases(RSSU/Offline database). The retail channels databases can the cloud based “default” channel database, the RSSU database and offline databases that is on the MPOS devices. If the look at the following figure from Microsoft docs, this blog… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Using Cloud POS as your retail mobile device
Nov05

Using Cloud POS as your retail mobile device

Handheld functionality for retailers is a question I get a lot. Then typical in the area of counting, replenishment, receive and daily POS operations. In version 8.1 Microsoft have taken a small step forward to make it easier to use any handheld device that supports a common browser. Because Cloud POS (CPOS) runs in a browser, the application isn’t installed on the device. Instead, the… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Report your bugs, free-riders! | Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Sep28

Report your bugs, free-riders! | Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the fastest innovation and most agile business software in the world. A very feature rich solution with a packed very fast moving roadmap. We see new possibilities and features coming monthly in platform update, fall/spring releases. if you look at the entire platform-stack including windows, office, and platform (power* apps) new features being made available on… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Focus18 – EMEA – London
Aug21

Focus18 – EMEA – London

The User Groups for Dynamics 365, AX, CRM, BC/NAV, and Power BI road-trip named Focus is arriving to Europe and is making a stop in London from 5-6 September, 2018 featuring dive deep sessions covering advanced topics on D365 Finance and Operations and Customer Engagement. Additionally, specific topics to the Retail space including modern POS, inventory management, sales orders, ecommerce,… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Microsoft Business Applications sessions on-demand and Dynamics 365 version 10
Aug03

Microsoft Business Applications sessions on-demand and Dynamics 365 version 10

The Microsoft Business Applications sessions are now available on-demand https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/businessapplicationssummit/sessionsondemand I enjoyed the following sessions: Client usability and productivity improvements in the October release and beyond for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Monitoring Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article...

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Vote on Dynamics 365 ideas
Aug02

Vote on Dynamics 365 ideas

Do you know that you can influence the direction of Dynamics 365? But you may be unsure as to whether it really will make a difference. Microsoft have a site where the community can add ideas and vote on them. Go to https://experience.dynamics.com/ideas/ and create your ideas. If the idea is valid and they get enough votes, Microsoft will act and include them in their product backlog. But… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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MSDYN365FO: Automate repetitive tasks – the easy way
Jun22
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D365FO – Some nice excel tricks
Jun01
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Measure sales per Retail Category in Power BI
May21
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First Aid Kit for Dynamics 365 for Retail; A messy blog post
May10
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Failed ERP implementation will change partners to become trusted advisors.
Apr07
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D365FO – Speed up Retail RSSU download performance
Mar15
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Keep track on Docs.microsoft.com from Outlook/RSS
Dec17
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D365FOE–Too many languages ? | Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Nov30
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D365FOE-Moving to a new tenant
Nov21
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Great stuff on the D365 roadmap
Nov13
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Dynamics 365 : Adding check-digits to number-sequences
Nov01
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