Now that we are a couple of weeks into the start of FY13, the Microsoft Dynamics Operations team provides this important information regarding a change to month-end close timing.
The Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) business has now aligned to the greater Microsoft/Volume Licensing (VL) business close dates and will now end the month processing at 4:00PM local Regional Operations Center (ROC) time on the day of the close. This means that MBS will no longer close at midnight local time the day prior to the Microsoft/VL close.
Through great efforts across multiple teams, MBS is now able to support the aligned close date by overcoming previous challenges across the billing systems. This new alignment simplifies the month end close for partners by providing a consistent close timing schedule across Microsoft with better alignment of the end of processing times across lines of business.
Given the impact of this change, please become familiar with the new FY13 close dates and cut-off timing to ensure smooth month-end and quarter-end close experiences for your organization.