New feature to handle localization specific features in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

With Dynamics AX 2012, Microsoft made a significant change where the localization features are enabled based on the country on primary address of the legal entity. With Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the took this to the next level. They introduced an option to choose if you want to have the localization based on the company address or you can choose to have localized features from a different country.


When you click on the drop, you can see that there is a list of countries to choose.



As you can see below, the company address’ country is USA, however I chose Thailand in the Localized functionality region.


I wanted to verify if this does really enable it and I searched Item withholding tax group under the new Tax module and found it. This is one specific Thailand localization feature that I remember top of my head, since I was part of a Thailand implementation.


This one huge improvement as sometimes we do need to have features which are in other regions to be used in a different country altogether. This reduces the time developers spend to debug the feature. However, this may also open up other features which may not be needed and may create some churn. But, I would see it as an advantage.


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