Business Central 2021 wave 2 (BC19) new features: Unlock time sheets in Business Central using assisted setup and data entry on mobile devices

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The preview environment for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC19) is available now. Learn more:

Update: Generally available: Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC19)

I will continue to test and share some new features that I hope will be helpful.

Unlock time sheets in Business Central using assisted setup and data entry on mobile devices:

Business value:

Getting to that first time sheet entry should be as painless as possible. Many employees use time sheets, and as the time sheet administrator or manager, you want to make sure that Business Central has you covered when you create time sheets for the first time, or you add an employee or resource to record the time spent on tasks.

A busy professional on the road using mobile devices (Android or iOS) needs to be able to provide time sheet entries in an easy and productive way while on the go.

Let’s see some details.

In BC19.0 Preview: Set Up Time Sheets assisted setup guide has been added to Assisted Setup page.

You can now use the Set Up Time Sheets assisted setup guide to help you set up time sheets and specify the participants in the process. Participants include the time sheet administrator, the employees or resources who register time, and the approvers.

TitleCompletedHelpVideoTranslated NameDescription
Set Up Time SheetsNoReadSet Up Time SheetsTrack the time used on jobs, register absences, or create simple time registrations for team members on any device.

Self-service activities on role centers, such as the Team Member home page, have now been updated to include the Open Current Time Sheet action that takes the user to the latest time sheet in their Open Time Sheets page.

The Time Sheet page is now more focused to allow users to name a particular time sheet as they want, making the caption more prominent and showing key information about the time sheet. The page now clearly indicates units of measure together with totals.

The Time Sheet page has been converted from a worksheet to a document page, which makes it available on Business Central mobile devices (Android or IOS).

Mobile users can now add time-related entries to register time spent on tasks. They are no longer blocked by having to switch to a complex user interface on a desktop device. Users now have access to a simplified version of the experience designed for mobile.

PS: In BC18.4:

Other info in BC18.4:

You have to manually go to each page to set up Time Sheet.

Old Time Sheet page


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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