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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

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

Oracle Primavera

Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management is a utilitarian product of a yesteryear gone by. It's straightforward and to the point. It is well suited for a customer base who is not interested in frills, portability, or a multitude of OOTB ability. It's for those who like to restrict and manage all control over users, code in queries, functions, and create customized reports for end users. It does what it does very well however, just do not expect it to be pretty. It's a 2007 product, so curb your excitement. It does handle all aspects of portfolio management well; financials, budgeting, spend plans, contracts, projects, staffing, workflows, etc... however, it is not intuitive to navigate, and will require some training.
Ryan Weller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Oracle Primavera
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Oracle Primavera
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Oracle Primavera
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera

Security

Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Oracle Primavera
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Oracle Primavera
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Oracle Primavera

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Oracle Primavera
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Oracle Primavera
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Oracle Primavera
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Oracle Primavera

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Oracle Primavera
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.6
Oracle Primavera
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Oracle Primavera
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Oracle Primavera
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Oracle Primavera
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Oracle Primavera
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Oracle Primavera
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Oracle Primavera

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Oracle Primavera
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Oracle Primavera
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Oracle Primavera
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Oracle Primavera
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Oracle Primavera
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Oracle Primavera
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Oracle Primavera
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Oracle Primavera
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Oracle Primavera
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Oracle Primavera
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Oracle Primavera
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Oracle Primavera
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Oracle Primavera
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Oracle Primavera
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.7
Oracle Primavera
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Oracle Primavera
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Oracle Primavera
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Oracle Primavera
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Oracle Primavera
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Oracle Primavera
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Oracle Primavera
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Oracle Primavera
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Oracle Primavera
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Oracle Primavera
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Oracle Primavera

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Oracle Primavera

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

Oracle Primavera

  • Primavera as a scheduling software can manage large project schedules regardless of complexity.
  • P6 is powerful enough to identify the longest pathway to the completion of a project. This is also known as CPM.
  • P6 can handle multiple scenarios and save them as a separate baseline schedule. This can be helpful for figuring theoretical sequences.
Kevin Edward B. Lao, P.E. | 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

Oracle Primavera

  • The system feels a bit manual at times, primarily in entry.
  • Graphics could used to be spruced up to deliver more professionally looking outputs.
Chris Metropulos | 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

Oracle Primavera

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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

Oracle Primavera

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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 4 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

Oracle Primavera

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 8 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

Oracle Primavera

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 8 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

Oracle Primavera

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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

Oracle Primavera

Primavera allows several users to work in a single file at the same time. This allows the team to develop and update the project schedule for reporting much faster. Also, the user can see updates that effect logically link activities in the future easily. MS Project does not.
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

Oracle Primavera

No score
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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

Oracle Primavera

  • P6 is critical to the execution of all of our projects. Without it we would have less control of our projects.
  • One of our key business objectives is to deliver projects on time or ahead of schedule. P6 supports us in this goal and allows our superintendents to manage complicated construction projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Starting Price

Oracle Primavera

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Oracle Primavera
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4
Oracle Primavera

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8
Oracle Primavera

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9
Oracle Primavera

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Oracle Primavera

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5
Oracle Primavera

Online Training

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Oracle Primavera

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Oracle Primavera

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4
Oracle Primavera

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