User Interface – Business Central

Role Center

Every Role Center is built or designed out of the same components.

  • On top, there is the AppBar in which you can find the:
    • App menu
    • A search button
    • A feedback button
    • A notifications button
    • My settings
    • The question mark for more information and
    • The signed-in user.
  • Underneath the AppBar we have the Navigation bar, existing of:
    • Navigation menus and
    • List places

    Here you find menus for different functional domains and departments relevant to the role and quick access to master data applicable to the specific role.

  • Next, we have the Headline area in which salient insights are published and the action area that contains the most used actions for your role. By having these actions directly on your Role Center, you save clicks and you win speed.
  • More insights are then built up by Cues, in which most relevant statistics for the role are built and cues are displayed in:
    • Standard layout and
    • Wide layout

List Page

A list page publishes multiple records on one page, for example a customer list.

  • On top of the list page, you will have an App and a Navigation bar just like the Role Center page. But on top of that, a list page will also have a Command bar including an action menu with most relevant actions for that master data.
  • Underneath the command bar, you will find the real content of this page in the Content section.
  • Then on the right-hand side you will have the Factbox pane which will include much more statistics and additional relevant information for that customer record that you have selected.

Card Page

Now, let’s have a look at the card page.

  • On top of the card page we have the Ribbon. The ribbon is organized in tabs, and in each tab you’ll find the most relevant actions grouped, like, for instance, the actions related to the creation of new documents.
  • The content of the card page is organized in FastTabs. Each FastTab includes information published in fields related to the FastTab name.
  • On the right-hand side, you will find a Factbox.
  • On the right-hand side of the FastTab you can find the Promoted fields. These are fields in the FastTabs that display their value.

Pages in Business Central

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Pages offer a modern online visual and convenient experience.

The user interface consists out of following important types of pages:

Role Center Page

You typically open your Business Central solution with a Role Center Page, it represents your starting point in your solution by giving you quick access to the information you need, the actions you want to perform and the insights you need to make decisions.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides several different Role Centres for users who have different jobs in a company.

List Page

List pages display lists of customers, vendors, contacts, sales orders, sales invoices and many more. As you find multiple records on one page, List pages are typically used to search and filter for information.

Card Page

You can use a card page to view and edit one record or entity from a table. The card page displays a wider selection of information than a list page. You can find more detailed information on the card page than on a list page. The card page only displays information of one record while a list page displays multiple records.

Documents Page

Document pages, focus on user tasks. Examples of document pages are Sales Order, Purchase Order, Sales Invoice, Purchase Invoice, Posted Sales Invoice, Posted Purchase Invoice and many more.