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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

It addresses well some integration and connectivity issues with other software and adapted technologies: formulation and manufacturing batching software, scanners and bar codes, inventory, financials, emailing of invoices and statement, sales and purchasing... etc. I believe it to be better suited to a medium to large company. Not as simple and seamless as we expected for migrating from another Microsoft Dynamics software product (we moved from GP to NAV). Our staff is going through a tougher time than we thought to learn some procedures. Normal growing pains?!
FRANCISCO OLIVEIRA | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
5.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
4.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
5.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
4.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Embedded Business Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Project Execution Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning and Scheduling
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Resource Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Task Insight for Project Managers
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Team Member Task Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Candidate Search
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Talent Profiles
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Real-Time Project Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Absence Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Indirect Cost Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Procurement

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Authoring
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract History
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Renewal Automation
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Repository
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Electronic Signatures
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Invoice Automated Matching
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Spend Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Assessment
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Portal
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Risk Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Risk Repository
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Mapping
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Efficiency Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Automated Control Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Assessment Capture
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Issue Detection
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Automatic Notification
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Remediation and Certification
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Logistics

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Sourcing Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Process Integration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Execution Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Freight Payment Automation
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Trade Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Entry Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Document Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Document Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
5.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Fulfillment Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Visibility
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Warehouse Workforce Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Process Design
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supply Chain Business Flows
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
3.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Configuration Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
1.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Definition
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Execution
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Advanced Fulfillment
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Manufacturing Costs
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Performance Monitoring
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
6.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Product Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Ideation Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requirements Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Proposal Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Innovation Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Master Data Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Vendor Portal
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Pros

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

  • Automate the creation of bills of materials for production. We can now generate a BoM from a sales order.
  • Organization of all data pertaining to thousands of parts, assemblies, and finished goods. Engineering and purchasing have a common portal.
  • We can create sales orders from quotations instead of re-entering them (this did require some bolt-on software). Less redundant work with fewer entry errors.
  • Accounting can provide reports based on specific criteria stored in NAV. We can pull better and more detailed intelligence.
Jenny Christensen | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

  • The version of software that we currently use isn't compatible with Windows 7, therefore we had to install it using the virtual computer under Windows XP. This created a few additional steps that the users had to go through in order to access the software which generated more calls to our IT Helpdesk.
  • We did research how much it would cost to upgrade the software so that we could get a version compatible with Windows 7, but the cost was way too expensive for our organization. Also, when we need to make updates or changes to the software, there are very few consultants who are familiar with the software so we are limited in who we can use for consulting services. Since we are limited in choosing consultants who can make updates and changes to the software the fees are usually really expensive for their services.
  • There is a .zup file that we constantly have to delete in order for the database to work properly and update. Users get a pop-up about once a week asking if they want to replace the .zup file and if the file is not deleted then the opening page for the software will not show up correctly and the database will not have the most up to date information.
Roberta Jones | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've already decided to continue using this software. It is too expensive for us to upgrade so we made a workaround by using the virtual computer with Windows XP installed on it. We did research replacing this software, but it was a better financial decision to keep what we had instead
Roberta Jones | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Both the Classic and RTC interfaces are very intuitive.
Brian Sanders | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

I have personally supported all of the Dynamic family of ERP systems and made the decision to concentrate on NAV as the solution of choice. From a support and development standpoint there are few if any packages that can compare. It is not uncommon for most of the companies that I support to only call me once or twice a month after the first year. This is due to the ease of tracking down problems and errors and the ability for a developer to provide the end-user with routines that automatically correct the most basic kind of error
Gene Fagelson | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

  • We're able to keep better track of key parts that are crucial to our manufacturing process, since they are imported. Which means we meet our deadlines, that means happy clients.
  • Due to the streamlined process, the reporting is more consistent and our review meetings are more productive.
Julia Gonzalez | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV)
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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