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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 5.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Vision

It is very well suited for Project Accounting - we have thousands of Project codes in the system. I wish it were easier to make changes to data already entered. You have to jump through hoops to make any changes or corrections and timing is everything.
Roberta Senecal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Deltek Vision
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Deltek Vision
6.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Direct deposit files
Deltek Vision
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Vision
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Reimbursement management
Deltek Vision
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Customization

Deltek Vision
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Deltek Vision
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Deltek Vision
9.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Vision
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Dashboards
Deltek Vision
6.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Standard reports
Deltek Vision
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Custom reports
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Vision
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Accounts payable
Deltek Vision
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Accounts receivable
Deltek Vision
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
Deltek Vision
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Vision
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Vision
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Localizations
Deltek Vision
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Vision
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Vision
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Vision
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
Deltek Vision
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5

Inventory Management

Deltek Vision
5.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Deltek Vision
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Deltek Vision
3.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Location management
Deltek Vision
6.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Deltek Vision
6.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Deltek Vision
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Vision
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Deltek Vision
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Automated Invoice Processing
Deltek Vision
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Shared Services Payments
Deltek Vision
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Deltek Vision
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Deltek Vision
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Deltek Vision
5.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Deltek Vision
6.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Deltek Vision
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5
Asset Management
Deltek Vision
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Travel & Expense Management
Deltek Vision
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Deltek Vision
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Period Close
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Transactions Tax
Deltek Vision
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Deltek Vision
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Deltek Vision
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Deltek Vision
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
Deltek Vision
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5
Project Costing
Deltek Vision
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Cost Capture
Deltek Vision
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Capital Project Management
Deltek Vision
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Deltek Vision
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Revenue Recognition
Deltek Vision
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Deltek Vision
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Deltek Vision
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Deltek Vision
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Embedded Business Intelligence
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning Collaboration
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Project Execution Management

Deltek Vision
5.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning and Scheduling
Deltek Vision
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Dashboard
Deltek Vision
6.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Resource Manager Dashboard
Deltek Vision
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Task Insight for Project Managers
Deltek Vision
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Deltek Vision
1.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Team Member Task Collaboration
Deltek Vision
5.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Deltek Vision
1.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Candidate Search
Deltek Vision
1.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Deltek Vision
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Defineable Resource Pools
Deltek Vision
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Defineable Resource Pools
Deltek Vision
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Talent Profiles
Deltek Vision
1.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Real-Time Project Reporting
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Absence Management
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Lifecycle Management
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Grants Management

Deltek Vision
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Deltek Vision
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Indirect Cost Management
Deltek Vision
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Billing
Deltek Vision
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Procurement

Deltek Vision
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Deltek Vision
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Analysis
Deltek Vision
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Deltek Vision
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Authoring
Deltek Vision
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Compliance Management
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract History
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Renewal Automation
Deltek Vision
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Repository
Deltek Vision
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Deltek Vision
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Electronic Signatures
Deltek Vision
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Invoice Automated Matching
Deltek Vision
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Risk Management

Deltek Vision
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Risk Repository
Deltek Vision
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Management
Deltek Vision
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Mapping
Deltek Vision
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Efficiency Assessments
Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Automated Control Assessments
Deltek Vision
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Assessment Capture
Deltek Vision
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Automatic Notification
Deltek Vision
9.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Logistics

Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Fulfillment Management
Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Product Lifecycle Management

Deltek Vision
6.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Ideation Management
Deltek Vision
4.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requirements Management
Deltek Vision
4.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Proposal Management
Deltek Vision
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Innovation Portfolio Management
Deltek Vision
4.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Master Data Management
Deltek Vision
4.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Vendor Portal
Deltek Vision
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Portfolio Management
Deltek Vision
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Manufacturing

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Management
Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Supply Chain

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Inventory Planning
Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Pros

Deltek Vision

  • Deltek is a very integrated system for accounting purposes. It stores documents as support for postings (e.g. AP invoices) so you can easily access the source information.
  • Time tracking for our consultants is a must and Deltek has a good platform for tracking time and for accounting for time.
  • Deltek has the ability to run almost any kind of report that you could possibly think of! There are fields for almost everything and if there aren't specific fields you can add them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting
  • Strong and flexible allocation processer for cost allocations, markups, and pricing
  • A "Flexible Billing" module under the project controller series that allows for multiple billing formats ranging from fixed price schedule of values, T&M or Cost Plus, and scheduled billing.
  • Flexible reporting with options using Crystal Reports, SSRS, a Quick Query tool, and ability to tie into MS Office tools such as MS Access and MS Excel
  • Tight integration with Financials, but also the ability to integrate with modules such as Sales Order, Inventory, and Field Service
  • Customization abilities ranging from a VBA (visual basic for application) foundation to allow customizing existing forms to the ability to use the SDK (Software Development Kit) to build more complex customizations that integrate with Dynamics SL.
John K. Hodge, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Deltek Vision

  • Deltek Vision's use of the desktop browser interfaces could use some major upgrades. It's not very user-friendly. When a field is left blank it would prevent the user from saving the timesheet but would not clearly inform the user where the error has occurred.
  • Deltek Vision should provide a simple method to print summaries like have its own built-in pdf export program instead of relying on a 3rd party program like Adobe.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
Jeffrey Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we are looking to upgrade to the next software level of Deltek.
Roberta Senecal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
Unfortunately, Dynamics' lack of ability to smoothly integrate with our CRM system is causing us to look at other solutions. The efficiencies that we gain by using Dynamics for our day to day accounting are lost in the constant headaches of getting sales quotes to import properly into the system for invoicing. Another major issue for us has been budgeting and reporting. We currently do all of our budgeting and board reporting in Excel, which is too time consuming and inefficient, especially when a system as robust as Dynamics should easily be able to handle this relatively simple task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's on the verge of being awesome. Right now it's a matter of money -- if you have the money to hire consultants round the clock, yeah this is awesome.
Cindy Ionita | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
Jack Boyer, MCP, CPA (Inactive) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Vision

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision 9.0
Based on 1 answer
99% of the customer service specialists and technicians that I've encountered are quite awesome!
Cindy Ionita | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Deltek Vision

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Deltek Vision

We have used Deltek Vision and previous versions (names) of the product since the early 1990's. We are engaged in the system and are committed to the continued use of the product. I have long supported the value added to our company and benefits realized by our users.
Rhonda Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Of the comparable mid-range ERP systems, Dynamics SL competes at the lower end based on price, but also above the high-end based on flexibility, data, and reporting. Being able to stay with the same core accounting from a $100 million dollar company to a $3 billion dollar company shows the range of capabilities.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Deltek Vision

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Deltek Vision

  • We went from using a DOS-based accounting system that all the management had to go to Accounting for a weekly printout of status reports, and there wasn't much visibility into the network. Deltek Vision gave our PMs and management information at their fingertips, without having to wait on someone else to get the info.
  • A lot of quality control was handled outside of an electronic system through Microsoft Excel forms. With Deltek Vision's user-defined functions, we were able to bring those functions into a system that could then be reported on, send automatic reminders, and create dashboards. This has been hugely beneficial in not losing sight of action items etc.
Mallori Barg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • More time is spent on manipulating reports which can and should be automated.
  • Lack of electronic invoicing process and other green technology features creates more cost on printing and storage costs.
  • The lack of a user friendly interface requires more training and a bigger learning curve for staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Deltek Vision

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Vision
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Vision
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Deltek Vision
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Deltek Vision
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Deltek Vision
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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