I’m back with the blog and as a first post I would like to share the new features on Dynamics 365 for Operations 7.3 Platform 12.
What’s new or changed in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition 7.3
I would like to highlight the new feature below that for me will make a big improvement on the customers and on the product.
Notifications in Point of Sale
In today’s modern retail environment, the store associates are assigned various tasks such as helping customers, running transactions, performing stock counts, or receiving orders in the store. Point of Sale (POS) client empowers the associates to do these and much more, all in one application. With various tasks to be performed in a day, there is a need to notify the associates when a task requires their attention. To address this requirement, we have created a notification framework that utilizes the notification capability in POS. For this release, the notifications can be enabled for POS operations only, and out of the box, the notifications can only be enabled for the order fulfillment operation. However, the notification framework is extensible and enables developers to easily plug in custom code for any operation. We have also provided the ability to configure role-based notifications that empower the retailers to easily define who should receive what notifications.
Payment SDK and Retail POS handlers
Payment SDK – We added the support for sending custom error messages from the payment SDK to POS. Previously POS transformed all the messages to standard error message defined in the POS. Now you can send custom messages and error code to easily troubleshoot payment errors.
POS view extension – Support has been added for extending the POS Picking and receiving screen to add custom columns.
POS APIs – New deposit override APIs have been added to support overriding the deposit through code for scenarios, such as layaway.
POS overridable request handlers – We added a new handler in POS for extensions to override the logic and automate serial number entry. If an extension requires the modification of serial number entry in POS, you can override the new Get serial number handler. For example, in POS, a dialog box captures the serial number but you can automate the flow by calling an external webservice or autogenerated serial number and then override this request.
Sample extensions – In addition to the existing samples, we added the following samples to the Retail SDK to help with extensions.
- Retail proxy extension for store hours and cross loyalty samples.
- Custom column sample for the Picking and receiving screen.
- POS serial number automation sample
- Additional POS API samples.
Demand forecast entries data entity enabled for Data management framework
Data management framework (DMF) is now enabled for the Demand forecast entries data entity (ForecastDemandForecastEntryEntity), which makes it possible to integrate with third-party systems.
In addition, each demand forecast entry is uniquely identified by a sequence number (entity field ForecastEntryNumber). For all integrations consider this unique identifier, even if it doesn’t exist in the source or third-party system.