About 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.

Key benefits of Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • 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.

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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

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    Features

    Total features of Microsoft Dynamics SL: 40

    • Accounting Management
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budgeting
    • Business Analysis
    • Business Intelligence
    • Cash Management
    • Charting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Collaborative Workspace
    • Configuration Management
    • Contract Management
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Delivery Tracking
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • Forecasting
    • Inventory Management
    • Multiple Projects
    • Payroll Management
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Reports
    • Project Budgeting
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • Purchasing Management
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Receipt Management
    • Receiving
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Requisition Management
    • Sales Orders
    • Supply Chain Planning
    • Time & Expense Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5
    (83)
    Value for Money
    3,9/5
    Features
    4,1/5
    Ease of Use
    3,9/5
    Customer Support
    3,9/5

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    Gerson M.
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    • Used Other for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Identify the modules you need and focus on that

    Reviewed on 2018/01/11

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

    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.

    Holly S.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2018/01/09

    Using them daily, I understands many ins and outs. I've been cross trained over the years in many...

    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.

    Jeff L.
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    • Industry: Philanthropy
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Tough to use, makes reconciliations a nightmare

    Reviewed on 2017/11/10

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

    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.

    Mohammed I.
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    • Industry: Business Supplies & Equipment
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Honest review

    Reviewed on 2020/11/01

    The best programm I have ever used in this field

    The best programm I have ever used in this field

    Pros

    Designed to empower my employees ; make them more productive and the most important thing is basically it makes our work more easier.

    Cons

    Not suitable for small business because it's allitel bit expensive for just starting business

    Timothy J.
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    • Industry: Farming
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    SL may be a legacy product but provides solid value

    Reviewed on 2020/01/25

    It has been in use at my company for 14 years. While lacking a modern UI, it has been a good 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.

    Pros

    The ability to develop custom software modules using their tools. We created three robust modules that integrate with core financial, project and distribution modules.

    Cons

    Microsoft doesn’t seem to put much investment in the product any longer. The legacy VB.Net Windows client is dated.

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    Microsoft Dynamics SL FAQs

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    Microsoft Dynamics SL offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

    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

    Microsoft Dynamics SL has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    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

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

    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

    Microsoft Dynamics SL offers the following support options:

    Forum, Online Support, Video Tutorials

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