Switch companies across environments

Important

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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022

Business value

Business Central is ready to adapt to the needs of complex SMB organizations by organizing multiple companies across environments. While most employees are bound to a single company, some users need to view, edit, and compare data across companies. The 2022 release wave 2 makes it easier to get an overview of the companies and environments you have access to, and to rapidly switch contexts.

Feature details

  • Visual cues in the app bar help you to quickly understand which company and environment you're currently working in, and include the company badge if one was specified for a company.
  • Activate the company switcher pane from anywhere in Business Central, either from the app bar or using the Ctrl+O keyboard shortcut.
  • Search for companies you have access to, grouped by environment, including production and sandbox environments within your organization.
  • Switch company in the current browser tab or open the selected company in a new tab to multitask or compare data side by side.

The company switcher showing a number of companies organized by environments.

The experience and capabilities may vary between Business Central online and on-premises.

Changes to the company badge

The company badge provides a colorful and compact visual indicator so that users can understand at a glance which context they are working in. To support the company switcher, administrators can now specify a badge to have a specific color and up to 6 characters—all from the Company Information page.

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