Have used Dynamics SL for around 8 years. Very comfortable with it and pretty easy to get use to.
Using them daily, I understands many ins and outs. I've been cross trained over the years in many of the modules. I understand there will be an upgrade coming in the near future and look forward to seeing a preview of it.
Reporting is great. I use reports weekly for time sheets when entering in payroll, for commission data. All of the look up screens are simple and give great information-- such as in the modules for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and General Ledger.
Different modules do not speak to one another. You have to go to several different modules to complete a task, so multiple windows must be open at a time. It tends to slow down our servers and sometimes crashes when you are in the middle of something.
SL may be a legacy product but provides solid value
It has been in use at my company for 14 years. While lacking a modern UI, it has been a good value for the investment.
The ability to develop custom software modules using their tools. We created three robust modules that integrate with core financial, project and distribution modules.
Microsoft doesn’t seem to put much investment in the product any longer. The legacy VB.Net Windows client is dated.
SSI Consulting/Dynamcis SL review
Dynamics SL is very flexible, and it handles government contracting very well. SSI does a great job of implementation and ongoing support. It is especially helpful that they understand the nuances of government contracting.
Being very flexible is good news and bad news. It means you have to be more thorough in your setup to make sure you get things the way you want them. It also means that the support consultant is critical to getting it right. SSI is great at this. Just wish there were more like them.
Dynamics SL is very flexible and great for government contractors. SSI is great in those areas as well. They have been extremely helpful, from planning and implementation through continual support.
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Micooft Dynamics SL - Making Accounting Much Easier
It helps me with entering time from any device.
For my company, less time needs to be invested to create invoices from timecards.
•Project profitability is guaranteed as we do less of the work that tends to lose us money and more lucrative work.
•The ease with which we are able to hide unwanted fields makes data entry simple especially for he users ho don't use computers on an ever day basis.
•When we have a lot of invoices rather than just a few large invoices, it can be frustrating by how long it takes Flexible Billings to generate a lot of invoices
•It would be nice if Dynamics SL had an easy integration to some of the nicer salestax tools but its ok
Dynamics SL works for most
Microsoft Dynamics SL is a good program for tracking finance, service, human resources, and more. It worked well for most companies out of the box.
The problem with Microsoft Dynamics SL is it is not ideal for a lot of companies. The software is really limited in who it is useful for. I would like it to be more flexible.
This product helps a lot of larger contractors effectively.
Helps our team plan logistics quickly and integrate our routes efficiently for our jobs.
I love the fact that this integrates with so many things. You can iframe forms within your website to pull all your data directly into the CRM (a much cheaper option than having a developer build api connections that auto populate the information).
I would say this is a pretty expensive product compared to what is out there. Once you get over that size though, this is a good pick.
Review of Microsoft Dynamics SL
Organizations that have challenging project accounting needs should definitely review this product. Very few products come close to Dynamics SL in handling these broader project accounting needs as well as Dynamics SL.
Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting.
Flexible reporting and billing.
Improve the budgeting and forecasting.
Review of Microsoft Dynamics SL
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.
I love the fact that Dynamics SL is extremely customizable when it comes to fitting my business needs. It is backed by arguably the biggest software name in the industry so the overall quality is definitely apparent.
The learning curve was a little steep for me which comes as a result of it being such flexible software. However, once learned, it is a very valuable resource and tool.
Review of Microsoft Dynamics
We have been using Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 for a while now and it seems to fit most of our needs. It is not super user friendly or intuitive and does take some training and a little time to get into. It is fairly easy to customize yourself if you are a tech minded person. The database is very well documented and easy to navigate which is a huge plus for developing custom reports. There are a couple reporting suites that go with this, we use FRX and like it for the most part. I have built several custom reports using SSRS simply because it is easier and provides easier access to everyone in the company without any software installed.
The best programm I have ever used in this field
Designed to empower my employees ; make them more productive and the most important thing is basically it makes our work more easier.
Not suitable for small business because it's allitel bit expensive for just starting business
The system is good for a smaller company. As our company has grown it has become difficult to use.
As a smaller company it was pretty easy to get around. I have felt the upgrades have made significant difference.
It's basic set up isn't too hard to use ONCE you have had some training. The set up of projects versus general ledger is pretty user friendly.
The reporting piece is pretty limited without customization. We have had to rebuild the general ledger and projects. If we didn't have an EXCELLENT internal support employee we would be in great trouble.
Dynamics is great
Its been great as I am able to get my reports and business analysis.
I like Dynamics as it one of the better ERP systems and is easier to use than the traditional ERP systems.
There wasn't anything that I disliked about Dynamics as all the features are available and is easy to use once familiar.
Non profit organization experience
Dynamic SL accounting
This is a great product for accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger. Not quite great for fund accounting, we have to twist it to work for us to manage the project, fund etc.
Easy to use, works very well with Microsoft excel. You can copy/paste from Excel to Dynamic for some of the data entry which is so convenient. Customer service staff are very experienced and helpful.
Reporting is a weakness. I have to work between Dynamic and Excel to manually generate financial statements.
Dynamics SL Review
We love the flexibility of Dynamics SL and being able to customize it if necessary. Working with SIS has been great, and their team is very knowledgeable about SL and writing code.
Like any software, it has some quirks that one has to figure out, such as the attachment functionality. If you copy a JE that has an attachment, it brings the attachment to the new JE. However, if you delete the old attachment from the new JE, it also deletes it from the original JE as well. There's just quirky stuff like this.
Review of Microsoft Dynamics SL
It is a very efficient software for small and midsize companies which require project and product management.
Strong Distribution Series
Strong Financial Capabilities and Multi-company / Intercompany
The technology seems very old
It does not have other modules like Grant Management, National Accounts and Fixed Assets.