Simplified Payment Reconciliation

You must routinely reconcile your bank, receivables, and payables accounts by applying payments recorded in your bank account to their related unpaid invoices and credit memos or other open entries in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which you then post as payment applications.

You can import a bank statement file from your bank to quickly register the payments in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. During import, or when you activate it, an automatic application function will apply the payments to their related open entries based on a matching of data on payments with data on open entries. You can use various functionality to review and change automatic applications and to make manual applications before you post the payment reconciliation journal.

Improvements for Payment Export

If you do not want to post a payment journal line for an exported payment, for example, because you are waiting for confirmation that the transaction has been processed by the bank, you can just delete the journal line. When you later create a payment journal line to pay the remaining amount on the invoice, the Total Exported Amount field shows how much of the payment amount has already been exported. Also, you can find detailed information about the exported total by choosing the Credit Transfer Reg. Entries button to see details about exported payment files.

Use Due Date as Posting Date in the Payment Journal

When you use the Suggest Vendor Payments batch job to create payment journal lines, you have options on the request page to automatically insert the due date as the posting date, plus/minus any number of days.

Bank Data Conversion Service

A global provider of services to convert bank data to any file format that your bank requires is set up and connected in Microsoft Dynamics NAV by default. All you have to do is to activate the service in your installation by entering the service logon information in the Bank Data Conv. Service Setup window. You can use the Bank Data Conversion Service feature to have a bank statement file that you receive from your bank converted to data that you can import into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Reversely, you can use the conversion service to have payment information that you export converted to a bank payment file in the format that your bank requires.

Manage Data Encryption

In connection with the Bank Data Conversion Service feature, for example, you can encrypt data on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server by generating new or importing existing encryption keys that you enable on the server.

SEPA CAMT Bank Statement Import

For automatic payment processing and bank reconciliation based on bank statements in the SEPA CAMT format, you can use a bank file import function to quickly populate the Payment Reconciliation Journal and Bank Acc. Reconciliation windows.

Data Exchange Framework

The formats of files for exchange of bank or payroll data with ERP systems vary depending on the supplier of the file and on the country/region. The generic version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV does not support local bank or payroll file formats. Microsoft Dynamics NAV therefore includes a framework that makes it easy to enable users to import or export files or data streams with bank data, payroll data, or other data.

Manage and Create Report Layouts

In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, report layouts were based on RDLC. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, report layouts can also be created with Word 2013. From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client, you can change which layout a report uses when viewing, printing, and saving the report. In addition, you can create and modify your own custom RDLC and Word report layouts.

Custom Word and RDLC Report Layouts

From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV clients, you can design the layout of Microsoft Dynamics NAV reports by using Microsoft Word 2013 or SQL Server Report Builder. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 includes several built-in report layouts that are used on reports by default. You can use the built-in report layouts as a starting point for customizing your own layouts. This enables you to set up multiple variations of layout for the same report, which you can switch among when viewing, printing, and saving the report.

Verify VAT Registration Numbers

You can use an EU web service to verify that VAT registration numbers that you enter on customer, vendor, or contact cards are valid.

Certificates of Supply for VAT Reporting

When you sell goods to a customer in another EU country/region, the customer must confirm receipt before you can deduct VAT or calculate zero VAT according to the rules for intra-community trade. Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides support for creating and processing the required certificates.

Simplified User Experience (UX)

With this release, Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides a set of simplified pages and related objects under the name Simplified UX. Simplified UX provides simplifications to the standard user interface, with a focus on basic sales and purchase business processes for smaller businesses.

You can use Simplified UX to build your solutions, either as an extension, as a modification, or just as a part of the Simplified UX that is being used.

In brief, Simplified UX:

  • Includes all objects in the 13xx range and Role Center 9022 for Small Business.
  • Comprises around 100 objects. This includes more than 60 pages that have been simplified, plus one Role Center.
  • Focuses on basic sales and purchase scenarios.
  • Provides localized Simplified UX pages.
  • Uses the same tables that define standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Simplified UX objects are included in the starter pack.

Mandatory Fields

When you enter data on pages in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, certain fields are marked with a red asterisk. The red asterisk means that the field must be filled to complete a certain process that uses the field, such as posting a transaction that uses the field value.

Total and Discount Amounts Placed on Sales and Purchase Documents

To always have an overview of the current total invoice amount and discount amount, five FlowFields are included under the Lines section on all active and posted sales and purchase documents: Total Excl. VAT (LCY), Total VAT (LCY), Total Incl. VAT (LCY), Invoice Discount Amount, and Invoice Discount Percent. In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you could only see these amounts in the Statistics window.

Auto-fill and Hide the No. Field on Sales and Purchase Documents

If only one number series for the type of sales or purchase document exists where the Default Nos. field is selected and the Manual Nos. field is not selected, then the No. field is automatically filled with the next number in the series, and the field will not be visible on the sales document. If more than one number series exists, or no number series exists, then the No. is always visible, and you can choose the field to select or create a number series in, for example, the Sales No. Series Setup window..

Send Documents as Email

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV it is now possible to send sales invoices, credit memos, sales quotes, and reminders as email. From each of these pages, you have an option that lets you send the document attached with a short message.

RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

You can map values from an existing ERP system into your Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation during the migration of your customer’s data. In addition, tool support is provided to help you clean up and process the data that you want to import. For example, you can easily convert dates and decimals to the format required by the regional settings on a user’s computer.

Schedule Reports

You can schedule reports to run at a specific data and time. Scheduled reports are entered in the job queue, and then processed at the specified time. You can choose to output the report as a PDF, Excel (.xlsx), Word (.docx) file, print it, or process it only. Processed reports appear in the Report Inbox window on the Role Center.

New Document Reports

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 includes the following new sales document reports. Each new document report corresponds to a standard document report that has been available in earlier releases.

New report  

Corresponding standard report  

1304 Mini Sales – Quote

204 Sales Quote 

1305 Mini – Order Confirmation 

205 Order Confirmation 

1306 Mini Sales – Invoice

206 Sales – Invoice

1307 Mini Sales – Credit Memo 

207 Sales – Credit Memo 

These new document reports have a refactored dataset that is less complex than the standard versions and make it easier to reuse layout changes across reports. Each report also includes a refactored and simplified RDLC report layout and a new Word report layout.

Simplified Print Dialog Box with Remote Desktop Connections

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 introduces a new and simplified print dialog box for printing reports when you connect to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client over a remote desktop connection. The existing default print dialog box in Windows, which uses Easy Print Redirection on remote desktop connections, has some performance issues on long distance and high latency network connections. The simplified print dialog box significantly decreases the time it takes from when you choose the Print button on the report request page to when the print dialog box appears. The simplified print dialog box does not include all the options that the existing default print dialog box does. However, you can access the full-featured default print dialog box from the simplified print dialog box.