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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Odoo

The software is really good for managing inputs and inventory as well as maintaining traceability. The "track picking moves" functionality lets you look into a specific lot or serial numbers and view all the product moves that occurred with that lot. However, some navigation is not intuitive. For example, if I click on an item in the BoM of an assembly, then click the back button to go back to the assembly, the site goes all the way back to the home screen. Some of these quirks mean that there is a learning curve for the software, but overall the tracking is very good.
Mitesh Bhalani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Odoo
7.1
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Odoo
7.6
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Odoo
6.8
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
7.7
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.4
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.3
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.6

Security

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Odoo
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Odoo
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Odoo
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Odoo
8.7
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Odoo
9.3
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Odoo
9.2
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4
Odoo
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Odoo
8.6
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Odoo
8.9
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
9.0
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
7.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Odoo
8.8
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Odoo
8.6
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Odoo
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Odoo
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
8.5
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
8.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Odoo
8.6
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Odoo
9.1

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Odoo
8.5
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.9
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Odoo
8.8
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.6
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.8

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Odoo
8.8
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
9.3
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.8
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
8.6
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Odoo
9.0
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.9
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6
Odoo
8.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Odoo
9.0
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.8
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.9
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Odoo
8.3
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.9
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Odoo
8.9
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Odoo
7.3
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Odoo
8.2
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Odoo
7.4
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Odoo
8.8
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Odoo
8.8
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
9.2
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Odoo
8.8
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
8.6

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
Odoo
7.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Odoo
7.9
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Odoo
8.5
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Odoo
7.7
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Odoo
7.5
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Odoo
8.5
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Odoo
7.9
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Odoo
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Odoo
7.6
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Odoo
7.7
Customer Contract Compliance
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.1
Embedded Business Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.1
Project Planning Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.2

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Odoo
7.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
7.3
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
6.9
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Odoo
7.7
Indirect Cost Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.2
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.0
Production Process Design
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.7
Supply Chain Business Flows
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.6
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.6
Configuration Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.6
Work Definition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.0
Work Execution
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Advanced Fulfillment
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.6

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.5
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Odoo
8.5
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.5
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.5
Performance Monitoring
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.5

Project Execution Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.1
Project Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.1
Resource Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.9
Task Insight for Project Managers
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.9
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.5
Team Member Task Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.7
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.6
Project Candidate Search
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.9
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.6
Talent Profiles
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.1
Real-Time Project Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3
Absence Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.1
Product Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.2

Procurement

Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.2
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.3
Sourcing Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.7
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.5
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.3
Contract Authoring
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.3
Contract Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Contract History
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.3
Contract Renewal Automation
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.9
Contract Repository
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.2
Electronic Signatures
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.1
Invoice Automated Matching
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.5
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.3
Spend Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.8
Supplier Assessment
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Supplier Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.9
Supplier Portal
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4

Risk Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.4
Risk Repository
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.7
Control Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.7
Control Mapping
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.7
Control Efficiency Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.8
Automated Control Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.7
Assessment Capture
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.7
Issue Detection
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.7
Automatic Notification
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.9
Remediation and Certification
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
9.7

Logistics

Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.4
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.1
Transportation Process Integration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.0
Transportation Execution Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.0
Freight Payment Automation
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.0
Trade Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
5.0
Customs Entry Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.0
Customs Document Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.0
Fulfillment Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
6.8
Inventory Visibility
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3
Warehouse Workforce Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.3

Product Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.6
Ideation Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.0
Requirements Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.1
Proposal Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.5
Innovation Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.0
Product Master Data Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
7.5
Vendor Portal
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4
Project Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Odoo
8.4

Pros

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

Odoo

  • Keeping a detailed record of all staff.
  • The application can be extended with modules.
  • Simple and intuitive.
  • Simple implementation
  • Relatively inexpensive.
Marouane Tohme | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Odoo

  • Community version is sometimes hard to maintain, needs some on-premise knowledge (IT) or having business with an Odoo partner that is sometimes expensive and unreliable.
  • Enterprise version is as expensive as other ERP in the market.
  • Reporting is horrible, not a lot of possibility to integrate seamlessly with a third party BI platform.
David MacDonald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Odoo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Odoo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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

Odoo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Odoo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Odoo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Odoo

While comparing Direkto with the Odoo, I'd say, only consideration of the UI is enough to see the vital advantage of the latter. Moreover, the specific functions are way [more] easily searchable through the Odoo than in Direkto.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Odoo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Odoo

  • Easy tracking of customers from prospects to sales.
  • Easy repeat orders customer follow-ups. All historical transactions and communications in one place.
Franz Josef Bautista | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Odoo

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$20*

* per app/ per user/ per month

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Odoo
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4
Odoo

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8
Odoo

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9
Odoo

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Odoo

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5
Odoo

Online Training

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Odoo

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Odoo

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4
Odoo

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