Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Score 7.3 out of 100
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Overview

Recent Reviews

Project Accounting

9 out of 10
June 08, 2016
Microsoft Dynamics SL is used for project management and financial reporting. It is used across the organization. The financial modules …
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Would not purchase SL today

2 out of 10
February 04, 2015
It is being used for AP/AR in Accounting; users are in more departments than just Acctg. (For example, I am in Land). We were using …
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Dynamics SL

9 out of 10
July 05, 2014
We are resellers and consultants for Dynamics SL. We support clients in the Professional Services, Bio-Pharma, Insurance, Distribution, …
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Popular Features

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  • Accounts payable (10)
    7.6
    76%
  • Single sign-on capability (9)
    7.4
    74%
  • Standard reports (9)
    7.1
    71%
  • Custom reports (9)
    6.1
    61%

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Pricing

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What is Microsoft Dynamics SL?

Microsoft Dynamics SL is one of the ERP products in the Dynamics family. This product was acquired from Solomon 2000. The product is typically used by SMBs, particularly in project-based businesses (e.g. construction). It has strong accounting and project management capabilities.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Payroll Management

8.5
85%

Customization

6.0
60%

Security

7.3
73%

Reporting & Analytics

6.8
68%

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.4
74%

Inventory Management

4.3
43%

Order Management

6.7
67%

Subledger and Financial Process

5.8
58%

Project Financial Management

4.7
47%

Grants Management

6.3
63%

Manufacturing

6.0
60%

Supply Chain

6.0
60%
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Product Details

What is Microsoft Dynamics SL?

Microsoft Dynamics SL is one of the ERP products in the Dynamics family.

This product was acquired from Solomon 2000.

The product is typically used by SMBs, particularly in project-based businesses (e.g. construction). It has strong accounting and project management capabilities.

Microsoft Dynamics SL Integrations

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Microsoft Dynamics SL Technical Details

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Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Dynamics SL is one of the ERP products in the Dynamics family. This product was acquired from Solomon 2000. The product is typically used by SMBs, particularly in project-based businesses (e.g. construction). It has strong accounting and project management capabilities.

Infor ERP, NetSuite ERP, and Sage Intacct are common alternatives for Microsoft Dynamics SL.

Reviewers rate Accounts payable highest, with a score of 7.6.

The most common users of Microsoft Dynamics SL are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.
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Reviews

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Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Dynamics is definitely designed for a manufacturing or smaller companies who is looking to transition to all Microsoft products. There are project and allocation features that may work well with companies who have cost allocations. However, that also depends on the reporting needs and how robust of an allocation.

The program is not very appropriate for non-profit accounting environment because it does allow for fund accounting very appropriately. Any organizations that require complex reporting structure should also look at other software that has more robust reporting features.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
In the service series, there is a weakness in applying revenue recognition concepts which are a strong point of the project series. It is difficult to get a period sensitive WIP that could be recreated at any time for a point in time (fiscal period).
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It's extremely useful in a multi-company environment. Service Dispatch, Contracts and Equipment are very useful to our company. The project reporting modules are very powerful. We do not currently use them, but we have plans to add them in the future. If you are in the Service, Construction and Professional Services fields, then this product deserves consideration.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The key strength is the ease of adapting to ever-growing operations. Designing the setup with both the short and long-term goals in mind will allow the best setup/configuration to be completed. As growth requires changes, the flexibility of the system and reporting will grow with the company. Internal knowledge should be gained to allow for the ease of utilizing the system to accomplish this growth in addition to the reseller/consultants used.
Jeffrey Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Does the out of the box version of Microsoft Dynamics SL meet our needs? Many companies have rituals and functions that were established to accommodate what they have to do in the software they use. Take a good look at standard SL in the modules needed, if those functions meet your core needs go with it. Customizations can be done, but keeping a streamlined product allows for quicker and painless upgrades. With that, you gain the benefits of the product that Microsoft Dynamics has put in place to improve the product. Think about reworking internal procedures to meet a standard software.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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I worked within finance and accounting and I feel like for the most part it is extremely user friendly. Despite a few bugs/glitches in the system, it was very straightforward and easy to use. It gives you what you are looking for. Definitely recommended to keep track of the books.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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If you are in general accounting or even different financial positions, I recommend using this software. I have used QuickBooks in the past and although I did enjoy it, I would prefer Microsoft Dynamics SL over this. It is broken out in categories which makes it easy to find what you are looking for. Once you get used to where everything is (does not take too long), you will not be disappointed and your daily routine will be much easier and accurate!
Jack Boyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Organizations that have challenging project accounting needs should definitely review this product. Very few products come close to Dynamics SL in handling these broader project accounting needs as well as Dynamics SL. We have had clients insist on buying Dynamics GP because someone in their firm already knows it-only to learn that they should have gone with SL as we suggested. Organizations that need extremely robust Order Management features should also look at Dynamics SL closely. Not only are the features very strong-they are also project-centric so if you need 5 different lines on a sales order to update 5 different projects-no problem. You can even enter a project on the fly while entering a sales order-assuming you have permissions.

Dynamics SL, like Dynamics NAV has a tremendous toolset for customizing. If you allow the customizing to occur-make sure that you have the staff or budget to support lots of customizations as the mods do make support and upgrading a bit more challenging.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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If someone is looking for a true accounting system for a small to mid-sized company, then I would definitely suggest looking into Microsoft Dynamics SL. For a very small company, a solution like QuickBooks might be the way to go, but only if you do not need tight audit controls. You also have to really know what you're doing or have an accountant that's easily reachable since the system will allow you to do things that a true accounting system would not. For a larger company, or someone that is looking for a system that integrates well with other systems, or a system that will be used by multiple departments, I would suggest looking into an ERP system or a suite of systems that are all run on the same platform.
July 05, 2014

Dynamics SL

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
It is well suited for general accounting. It is well suited for clients that need flexibility. It is well suited for growth.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It really depends on the type of business that is using SL. If it's more project heavy for say, construction, it's usually a pretty good fit. In cases such as my company, we are in direct sales. It's not really set up to be as accommodating for the retail type of environment that we need and are looking for.

If the customer is looking for mobile solutions there are better options out there. If they are looking for basic order processing, warehouse functions, and accounting, then SL may be a good fit.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
We see this as a great fit for the right company. I would say easily a 9 out of 10 and I don't have another 10 product in mind. It really depends on customer needs. Many times, it is an excellent solution for many companies.
There are other distribution solutions that are easier to use, so it might not be the first choice for that type of firm.
Payroll and HR are not the strongest in this product so a company that needed the best in that area, might look at Dynamics GP.
For Professional Services firms, it is an excellent choice!! One of the best.
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