What’s new in NAV 2018

This summary presents new features and functionality that are available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 and have been added to the product since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017. Detailed information you can find in the following document published by Microsoft:

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Setup and Extensions

New set of options has been added for the Business Manager and Accountant Role Centers as a single place for settings. From the list of actions, you can open setup pages, either assisted or manual, and you can open setup pages for service connections and extensions. Third-party extension providers can add their actions to the list.

User Tasks

User Tasks allow you to create tasks to remind you of work to be done. You can create tasks for yourself and assign tasks to others or be assigned a task by someone else in your organization.

Employee ledger entries

In general journal lines, there is a new account type and new balancing account type, Employee. Posting a general journal line with Employee as account type or balancing account type will generate an employee ledger entry. When posting a general journal line for an employee, the Document type field must be either blank or set to Payment.

Image Analyzer

The Image Analyzer extension uses powerful image analytics provided by the Computer Vision API for Microsoft Cognitive Services to detect attributes in the images that you add to items and contact persons, so you can easily review and assign them.

Power BI reporting

Dynamics NAV provides Business Intelligence in the place and time you need it. With the new Power BI reporting control, you can gain awareness to your Power BI reports by making them visible from within the most highly-used lists in Dynamics NAV. Not only are you able to view Power BI reports you select, but you can also interact and filter the reports by selecting records from the associated list page.

Preconfigured Excel reports

The Business Manager and Accountant Role Centers have a new option in the ribbon for Excel Templates. From the Excel Templates list, users can choose a preconfigured report that is ready to print from Excel.

Bulk posting of orders, invoices and credit memos

You can process batches of orders, invoices, or credit memos in one go by choosing the documents, and then choosing Post selected.

Change global dimensions improvement

In earlier versions of Dynamics NAV, the Change Global Dimensions report posted one exceptionally large transaction that blocked all activities.

Now, the whole task is parallelized and executed per table in separate independent background jobs. Other users can work with read all data in tables that are not involved in the update of global dimensions. Note, however, that all changes to tables in the list are blocked until all of them are completely updated. Any failed task can be rerun from the place of failure.