Next Generation Customization for Business Central – Integration Events

For the last few releases of Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV, Microsoft has been focusing on revolutionizing how customizations are completed in the system.

The introduction of integration events in NAV 2016 paved the way for implementing your business logic changes in a modular fashion, while keeping upgrades fast and easy.

The introduction of integration events in NAV 2016 paved the way for implementing your business logic changes in a modular fashion, while keeping upgrades fast and easy.

How many integration points are there in the system?

The number of manual event integration points has more than doubled since the release of NAV 2018. There are now over 2,000 manual integration points in Business Central (October 2018).

Each event integration point represents a point within the standard system where we can tailor system functionality for your business. The more points that are available, the more flexibility is available.

How does this impact enhancements?

The more integration points, the more flexibility there is in implementing your business logic.

This helps us execute business logic specific to your business, without affecting the underlying foundation like classic enhancements did.

Simplifying upgrades

When it comes to an upgrade, there’s no longer a requirement to merge your enhancements into the new base system.

The integration points remain active through the updated versions of Business Central, and therefore your enhancements continue to run against the system as they did previously.

This has paved the was for a SaaS offering of Business Central provided by Microsoft which automatically updates every month.

Future-proofing your enhancements

In the future, when building your enhancements you might hear the term “Extension” or “App”. This is the new method for tailoring the system to suit your business, without affecting upgradability.

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