Great for the Project/Service Oriented Company
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 24, 2015

Great for the Project/Service Oriented Company

Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

2011

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
9
Accounts receivable
8
Inventory tracking
8
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
3
Pricing
7
Order entry
8
Credit card processing
8
Cost of goods sold
6
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
5
Custom reports
8
API for custom integration
7
Plug-ins
7
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10