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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer - Episode 25

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of A Shot of Business Central and A Beer, presented by Solution Systems, a Gold Microsoft Partner.

Hey everyone it’s time for episode 25 of a Shot of Business Central and a Beer. In this month’s episode we’re still bringing you the latest Business Central news, we’ll be joined by Staci Lingenfelter who is an Associate Partner and Director of ERP Systems at Go2 Partners, we’ll be taking a look at Job WIP in Business Central and we’ll be discussing some new upcoming Business Central apps. My name is Michael Intravartolo, A.K.A. the person who coined the phrase, “The greatest power in business is the magnificent power we all can possess…the power of Business Central!” As always, I’m joined by the man who realizes that turning your ankle still hurts like hell, no matter if you are a Business Central superstar or not, Mr. Ken Sebahar.


  • 0:00 Podcast Opening

  • 1:23 Intro

  • 3:04 Groove Grove Beer Review

  • 11:40 Staci Lingenfelter Interview

  • 34:48 Breaking Business Central News

  • 59:03 Job WIP in Business Central

  • 1:32:20 Soon to be Released BC Apps

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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Show Notes

Beer Review

Pipeworks Brewery Co. was established in Chicago in 2012 by friends with a shared dream of crafting quality and creative beers. Since putting the first cap on the first bottle, the brewery has garnered accolades for its distinctive beers and original artwork thanks to a growing and enthusiastic team.

Self-distributes in Illinois, Milwaukee Wisconsin, and Madison Wisconsin but can be found in other parts of the country through different distribution organizations.

Weird website. No tab for Beer just an ordering tab.

317 total beers from this brewing company.

Product Details

Groove Grove | Oat ale with strawberries, bananas, and milk sugar | Alc. 8% by vol | 4 pack of 16 oz cans

Groove Grove oat ale with strawberry Beer Review

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It’s a Pale Ale American According to Groove Grove, "For the first time, we've brewed a beer with bananas! Groove Grove is a smooth and creamy blend of strawberries and bananas. The fruit duo seriously dances and swings through each sip. The fresh strawberries pop up front and then the banana flavors swoop in for a seriously tasty finish."

No Rating on Beer Advocate.


Business Central News

Directions Recap

Business Central online (SaaS) momentum

  • 15,000 customers

  • 1,400 apps on AppSource

  • 200% annual user growth

  • 2,700 partners

Improved Storage Capabilities in Business Central as of July 1st, 2021

  • Each environment will still get the 80gb to start

  • Each Essentials user licensed will get 2gb extra

  • Each Premium user licensed will get 3gb extra

  • Price per GB will drop from $40 to $10

  • Bulk pricing will be added to buy an additional 100gb of data. This will cost $500 which is $5 per GB. At the current price today this would be $4,000 so it’s a huge savings!

Business Central Speed Improvements

  • 20% faster to open Role Center page

  • 98% faster to post Payment Journal

  • 40% faster posting of background document batches

  • 3-5x reduction of SQL reads with Dynamics 365 Sales Integration

  • Web services up to 25% faster

  • API Performance up to 5-6x faster

  • Report performance up to 3-6x faster

Miscellaneous Business Central Things

  • Microsoft Teams is becoming the go-to platform for everything

  • Business Central and Dynamics GP on-premise is not going away. New releases scheduled through 2025 and beyond.

  • Competencies | Developer certifications will be returning | No specific competencies planned for Manufacturing or Warehouse components.

  • AppSource Billing | Microsoft does intend to take over the billing for AppSource apps to provide customers with 1 invoice. However, there is no Roadmap for this just yet.


Brand New Business Central Blog hosted by Microsoft


Version 18 has begun rolling out.

· As of April 28, 2021 Microsoft, has paused the roll-out updates for our region.

· You can read more about what happens when updates are postponed and resumed here.

· Find out more about the update roll-out process here.BC App News

· AppSource has undergone a little bit of a redesign.

· 1,363 Business Central Apps.

· Is this new? If app is conflicting and not allowing BC to upgrade after 90 days Microsoft reserves the right to remove the app and upgrade the software.


As of April 12th, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central App is available for Microsoft Teams


Featured App Segment

For this month’s featured app segment, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of reviewing an app on AppSource we want to kind of bring you some breaking news and tell you about 3 upcoming apps that Microsoft is really excited about for Business Central users. The first app is:

New Business Central Applications that will be coming to AppSource

  • Who is is a leading provider of cloud-based software that automates complex back-office financial operations for SMBs.

  • What does it do? It will allow you to streamline accounts payables and receivables automation workflows and payments. Mutual customers will now be able to take control of their financial processes, save time, and scale with confidence through the power of the integrations’ accounts payables (AP) and accounts receivables (AR) intelligent automation workflows and payments.

Benefits Include:

  • Reduce manual entry errors through active two-way sync.

  • Improve team productivity by going paperless to make payments, manage approval workflows, and control cashflow.

  • Reconcile accounts faster because payments are paired with their matching invoices.

  • Who is Square? They are a publicly traded financial services and digital payments companied based in San Francisco, California. Most of us have heard of or used square pay before.

  • What does it do? It lets you accept payments quickly, easily, and securely so that you don’t miss a sale. Whether you’re selling in person, online, or on the go, Square helps you get paid fast, every time. Using the Square Payments app from AppSource will automatically sync with Dynamics 365 Business Central so you can keep track of all of your payments in one place.

ODP Corporation

  • Who is ODP Corporation? They are the parent company of Office Depot.

  • What is it? It’s a digital procurement platform that will help automate repeatable tasks, equip people with real-time insights and analytics through artificial intelligence to help your organization embrace digital sourcing and purchasing.

  • According to the press release: As part of the collaboration with Microsoft, ODP will leverage Microsoft Azure to migrate existing workloads and legacy systems to Azure. ODP is working to bring the power of ODP’s new digital procurement technology platform to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central customers to help them realize immediate purchase savings and procurement automation.



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