Autosave indicator

Note

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Current Business Central customers as well as customers of Dynamics NAV are very familiar with the concept of autosave common in our products. This is a very much loved and welcomed feature, but we heard from many of our customers moving from other ERP systems that they are not aware data is saved and secured in Business Central—even without explicitly using any save function. It is for those customers that we have built a smart autosave indicator showing when the data is being saved for them.

Business value

This new element indicates directly the state of card or document data being saved in the background and provides any user with a clear indication that the entered information is secure.

Autosave indicator appearance

The indicator is shown on the right side of the card on screen and changes values when the computer communicates with the server and saves the data. The indicator can display Saving or Saved depending on current state. In case a data validation error appears, it would also display Not saved. An example of the indicator in action can be seen below:

The new Autosave indicator in Business Central

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