Microsoft Dynamics SL

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution

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Microsoft Dynamics SL Overview

What is Microsoft Dynamics SL?

Microsoft Dynamics SL is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that combines project and financial management capabilities to help small and midsize businesses manage customer demands, keep up with compliance regulations, and deliver services on time and on budget.

Microsoft Dynamics SL covers the financial and accounting aspects of popular industries such as construction, government contracting, professional services, distribution and more. By automating these financial processes and report generation, Microsoft Dynamics SL compiles all essential finance data for managing more effective business workflows.

The Microsoft Dynamics SL software is completely web based and mobile friendly, providing users with complete control over project management/estimating from the office and on the go. Users can get in-depth breakdowns into project management - success, tracking, cost, pricing, invoices, payments, time and more. Microsoft Dynamics SL gives users control over accounting functions (both payable and receivable) which can be exported into Excel. Users can also view a historic view of accounts, as well as billing and receipts.

Microsoft Dynamics SL Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

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Value for money

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Microsoft Dynamics SL Features

Devices
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 17 others, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Media

Order management
Billing
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Development
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Microsoft Dynamics SL Reviews

Microsoft Dynamics SL Reviews

Overall rating
4
/
5
Excellent
28

Very good
42

Average
7

Poor
4

Terrible
1

Value for Money
3,9
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
3,9
85% recommended this app
Gerson M.

Identify the modules you need and focus on that

Once you configure and deploy this solution, you get a better understanding of your clients businesses.


Holly S.

Have used Dynamics SL for around 8 years. Very comfortable with it and pretty easy to get use...

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.


Jeff L.

Tough to use, makes reconciliations a nightmare

Investigate NetSuite. I've heard it's better.


Zach N.

DynamicsSL!


Verified Reviewer

The system is good for a smaller company. As our company has grown it has become difficult...

As a smaller company it was pretty easy to get around. I have felt the upgrades have made significant difference.


Gerson M.

Identify the modules you need and focus on that

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/11
Review Source: Capterra

Once you configure and deploy this solution, you get a better understanding of your clients businesses.

Pros

Multi Company functionality is fantastic. This is a product designed to empower your people and making them more productive. It's focused on Financial and projects deployments. Provides the tools to share information across the company. Budgets, Invoices, projects and information in general.
It's scalable and focused on Professional Services, Government Conntractors, Service in General, Distribution and we can say that Construction can be an industry that is perfect for this software.

Cons

It requires some hardware resources that can be overwhelming for small businesses. But the more you allocate for this area, the bigger the reward.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Holly S.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Have used Dynamics SL for around 8 years. Very comfortable with it and pretty easy to get use to.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jeff L.
Industry: Philanthropy
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Tough to use, makes reconciliations a nightmare

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/11/10
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Investigate NetSuite. I've heard it's better.

Pros

-The biggest pro with Dynamics SL is the interchange functionality with Excel. Exports from Dynamics SL to Excel have the formulas pre-written, and the formatting isn't great but isn't crazy. Copy and paste a journal entry from Excel to the GL!!! Yes please!
-Subledgers are abundant.
-Useful and simple multicompany reporting.
-Good for project-based accounting I guess.

Cons

Where to start? CASH MANAGER AND BANK RECONCILIATIONS. The biggest thing that drives me crazy about Dynamics SL is that users can enter an accounting event, say a check, where the check date is different than the transaction date and both are different than the post date. In other words, there is no control function over periods!!!! One transaction could impact three different periods. Go back to the check example, where a check cut on July 1 could have a period post of June 30 and a transaction date of August 1. The check shows in the GL in June, Cash manager in August, and AP aging and reports in July. Absolutely horrible control for an ACCOUNTING system.
-Not user friendly or simple to use. My staff all have over a year experience and still don't know where certain things are in the system.
-Requires a lot of third-party support, which piles on the consulting fees in addition to the fees paid for annual maintenance to Microsoft.
-DSLUG [Dynamics SL user group] doesn't seem very user friendly either. My guess is that most outstanding organizations are on different software.

I suppose there are a lot of "hidden tricks" which make you valuable if you know the system inside and out, but since most users can't just pick it up off the street [even with an accounting background], they end up paying a lot to the consultants.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Zach N.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 11-50 Employees

DynamicsSL!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We use this program for all our company records including invoicing, payroll, contracts, etc.

Cons

Double clicking can cause the whole system to malfunction for some reason

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Design
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The system is good for a smaller company. As our company has grown it has become difficult to use.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/02
Review Source: Capterra

As a smaller company it was pretty easy to get around. I have felt the upgrades have made significant difference.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
7,6/10
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Microsoft Dynamics SL Pricing

Microsoft Dynamics SL Pricing

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Value for money

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Value for Money
3,9/5
Based on 82 user ratings
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Microsoft Dynamics SL Features

Microsoft Dynamics SL Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Microsoft Dynamics SL

Additional information for Microsoft Dynamics SL

Key features of Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Accounting
  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Billing and receipts
  • Budget and finance tracking
  • Business intelligence and reporting
  • Cash manager
  • Construction estimating
  • Contract management
  • Financial management
  • Integration with Microsoft Project Server
  • Payroll
  • Project budgeting
  • Project controlling
  • Project management
  • Sales, service and management
  • Services management

Benefits

  • Project management and services management - Microsoft Dynamics SL allows users to coordinate and manage multiple projects all from the one dashboard and create permissions as well as track project progress.

  • Business intelligence and reporting - Microsoft Dynamics SL provides a completely transparent reporting system that enables users to view real-time data analytics on the go. Create custom graphs and charts as well as export info to Excel.

  • Contract management and project budgeting - Microsoft Dynamics SL lets users control contracts, pitches, invoices as well as payment tracking and delivery analysis. Track project budgets as well as project progress and success - based on teams and individuals.

  • Learning, support and guidance - Microsoft Dynamics SL provides an array of video tutorials to help users get setup from initial inception to ongoing support. Online support is also available, depending on the license package, 24/7.

  • Microsoft Dynamics SL FAQs

    Microsoft Dynamics SL FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Dynamics SL.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Dynamics SL offer?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Microsoft Dynamics SL?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL offers the following features:

    • Accounting
    • Accounts payable/receivable
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Billing and receipts
    • Budget and finance tracking
    • Business intelligence and reporting
    • Cash manager
    • Construction estimating
    • Contract management
    • Financial management
    • Integration with Microsoft Project Server
    • Payroll
    • Project budgeting
    • Project controlling
    • Project management
    • Sales, service and management
    • Services management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Dynamics SL?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Microsoft Dynamics SL support?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Dynamics SL offer?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Microsoft Dynamics SL support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Microsoft Dynamics SL supports

    Q. What other apps does Microsoft Dynamics SL integrate with?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL integrates with the following applications:

    Ariett AP Invoice Automation, Astea Alliance, AvidXchange, Captio Expenses, ConnectWise Manage, Elmo Solutions, Nexus, OnPay Solutions, Panorama Necto, Paypool

    Q. What level of support does Microsoft Dynamics SL offer?

    Microsoft Dynamics SL offers the following support options:

    Forum, Online Support, Video Tutorials