Dear Microsoft Dynamics 365 Team,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to suggest an enhancement for the reporting capabilities within Dynamics 365, specifically pertaining to fixed assets balances. This proposed feature would offer users the ability to specify financial periods, including previous years, when generating fixed assets balance reports.


As a dedicated user of Dynamics 365 for managing our financial operations, I have found the platform to be immensely beneficial in streamlining our accounting processes. However, I have identified an opportunity to further enhance the reporting functionality, particularly in the context of fixed assets.


I propose the introduction of a filter option within the fixed assets balance reports module that enables users to specify financial periods, including previous years. Currently, the system allows users to generate fixed assets balance reports based on the current financial year, but there is no straightforward way to retrieve historical data.

Benefits of the Suggested Feature:

  1. Historical Analysis: This enhancement would empower users to conduct historical analysis of fixed assets balances, enabling better decision-making and compliance with auditing requirements.
  2. Comparative Reporting: Users could easily compare fixed assets balances across different financial periods, fostering a deeper understanding of asset performance and depreciation trends.
  3. Compliance: Many businesses are required to maintain historical records of fixed assets for tax and regulatory purposes. This feature would simplify compliance efforts.

Implementation Considerations:

To implement this feature effectively, consider allowing users to:

  • Select specific financial years or periods.
  • Include an option to generate reports for multiple financial periods for comparative analysis.
  • Customize report templates to include historical data.


I believe that the inclusion of a filter for specifying financial periods in fixed assets balance reports would significantly enhance the usability and versatility of Dynamics 365 for financial management. It would empower users to make more informed decisions, improve compliance, and streamline historical data analysis.

I kindly request that you consider this suggestion for inclusion in future updates or releases of Dynamics 365. I am confident that such an addition would be warmly welcomed by the user community and further solidify Dynamics 365's position as a leading solution in the realm of financial management.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this proposal.


Category: Fixed assets