Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Microsoft Dynamics SL. Productive, connected, efficient ERP solutions for project-driven organizations. Helps you easily manage complex project accounting.

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Dynamics SL review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
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Microsoft Dynamics SL Admin and Implementer

What do you like best?

SL has a full sweet of products to offer which accommodates diverse project-based business structures. I've used Dynamic SL in a real estate title company in their non-title division to track hundreds of project with hundreds of different products in a multi-company setup. We closed out over 13 companies per month from one main office and utilized almost every module. In both past and present companies we used almost all modules and printed ten's of thousands of checks and sent out countless ACH every month. The laster has become the most prevalent but, it's a very robust platform in my experience.

What do you dislike?

In the most current setup of Dynamics on my pain points would be database locks in the system. We have roughly 100 or so user in the system at any given time and during month end close we have had some latency issues. There also seems to be a limit on the amount of data that is able to be uploaded at any given time. For the most part, the system runs fine and I'm sure with a more updated setup and version these hurdles wouldn't be an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Microsoft Dynamics SL has come a long way and I would consider the cloud-based version if I were to consider an implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In both businesses, we used SL to track hundreds or even thousands of projects, expense, products, labor, and monthly / yearly reporting. SL was also our main system for tracking and reconciling inventory for multiple warehouses all over the United States. We also partnered with several major banks in a processing capacity for several large incentive programs that are still running to the day.

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Dynamics SL review by <span>Corey M.</span>
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Solid and stable, light on features

What do you like best?

Very stable, excellent controls around data integrity. SL 2015, and previous version added a feature called Quick Query that allows us

What do you dislike?

With great stability comes less flexibility. Not as feature-rich as sister product Dynamics GP. Ecosystem of supporting software and integrated products seems smaller. Reporting is a little clunky. Quick Query helps with that. Budget features are very limited, we use a separate package to manage that and import into SL. Standard financial reporting tool for SL is MS Management Reporter, the Frx successor. This gets the job done, but feels dated even in its newest version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My sense is you use it if project accounting is core to your business. If not, there are better GL options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

General ledger, AP, inventory. Solid, consistent results, data integrity.

What Project-Based ERP solution do you use?

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Dynamics SL review by <span>Joel M.</span>
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Good project based time entry platform

What do you like best?

Dynamics is easy to use, there was no learning curve at all, once logged in it was point and click to create a time sheet and add entries for various projects.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a bit outdated; think early 2000 with lots of "bubble-like" icons.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your homework; make sure that you know all your requirements for timekeeping before making a selection; this includes integration requirements and mobile device support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit is being able to easily create time sheets.

Dynamics SL review by <span>Jaclyn L.</span>
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Horrible product

What do you like best?

I would not say that any experience I have had in this system is great. The system is very outdated and not capable of doing anything in the current day and age without customizations that have to be performed by external consultants (unless you are fortunate enough to have someone familiar with sql in-house).

What do you dislike?

Everything about the system is to be disliked. The system has problems in every module you would normally use. The available canned reports don't have all the information you would want. To add fields to a report is not intuitive if possible within the scoping screens and if not possible within those screens you have to pay a consultant to customize the reports for you (and even that might not be possible). The system with give weird errors and you have to shut down your computer to try and continue on with what you were doing. The reporting tools available to link with the system are not great either and usually have trouble communicating with SL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not use this system- search for something else that is at least supported by the developer and is easier to change in house. Anything you want to do in this system has to be done with a 3rd party consultant.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are looking to move away from this system given how outdated it is and does not appear to be supported well by the developer. The system is just causing problems for us at this point and not solving any for the organization.

Dynamics SL review by <span>Roman M.</span>
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Good ERP Software for Accounting

What do you like best?

Project management and project accounting functionality to help organizations manage projects. ERP includes finance, project accounting, manufacturing, field services, supply chain management, analytics, and electronic commerce. Different module or add-ons available from the third-party vendor that can be integrated with Dynamics SL.

What do you dislike?

Not so much user-friendly and runs slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dynamics SL is good for small and medium size company, third-party add-ons and modules are available to use with it. Can meet your accounting and financial reporting requirement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accounting General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Prepaid, Bank Reconciliations, Fixed Assets, Inventory Management, Electronic Payment ACH and Wire, Check Payment.

Dynamics SL review by <span>Gabriel A.</span>
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COO

What do you like best?

MS Dynamics SL was one of the best ERP of its time. The database system it use is SQL, which is something good since SLQ Server is one of the best and reliable databas platforms. It is still on the market and the most importante feature of this ERP is that it is customisable. Customisations in this types of system is something very helpful since each company has different needs.

What do you dislike?

It was developed with old technology, but the worst is that it is a Server and client based application. they are now offering an cloud solution that I do not know how ti works, but knowing that that wa snot the way this software was thought, makes me think that the solution is using a their party control o something similar to make it possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider another ERP softwares as Acumatica.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Installation and implementation require a lot of steps. Partner´s community is decreasing because of the raising of new ERP companies that are using new technologies to build its software.

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