Great for the Project/Service Oriented Company
March 24, 2015

Great for the Project/Service Oriented Company

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version


Modules Used

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Purchase Order
  • Order Management
  • Inventory
  • Project Controller
  • Project Budgeting
  • Bill of Materials
  • Cash Management
  • 3rd Party Tools

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics SL

We use Dynamics SL across our organization: Accounting, Order Processing, Shipping/Receiving, Purchasing, Engineering, and Manufacturing. SL addresses the need of sharing information between various functional groups and then making this information readily available in a variety of methods.
  • Built on a SQL Server back-end. SQL Server is fairly easy to use and integrates well with other Microsoft products, such as the Office suite of applications.
  • Screen customization. It's relatively simple to customize existing screens to expose user fields and to modify field layouts to make screens fit the needs of different users.
  • Familiar interface. Users appreciate the similarities between the look and function of SL screens and those of other Microsoft products, particularly Office.
  • Manufacturing. SL isn't a great product for discrete or process manufacturing.
  • Built-in Reporting. The built-in reporting options, Crystal Reports, FRx, and SQL Server Reporting Services, are inadequate. You'll find, eventually, that you'll need a better reporting tool (after you tire of struggling with your own custom solutions).
  • Planning. SL doesn't provide any built-in method for planning, budgeting, or forecasting. Thus, SL isn't great for Supply Chain Management either.
  • SL helps us to be an agile business. It can handle upturns and downturns without affecting staffing.
I would only recommend Microsoft Dynamics SL to a small or medium size organization that is project or service oriented.

Microsoft Dynamics SL Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Inventory tracking
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Order entry
Credit card processing
Cost of goods sold
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Not Rated
Standard reports
Custom reports
API for custom integration
Role-based user permissions
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated