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Acumatica vs. Dynamics SL: Dashboards

Your ERP system has a wealth of information about the health of your business, so getting the right data to the right users in a timely fashion can help you take corrective action if necessary. One of the most popular ways to provide users with relevant data is through dashboards. When comparing the options current Dynamics SL users have compared to Acumatica users there is certainly a big difference.

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SQL Server 2019 Now Available for Dynamics SL 2018

Microsoft Dynamics announced today that SQL Server 2019 is now available from the Dynamics SL price list.  SQL Server 2019 is unified only with Dynamics SL 2018.  So, you can NOT run it with SL 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Five Reasons to Migrate to Cloud-based Accounting Software

Whether it’s a hosted approach (where you run your traditional accounting software on a remote, web-accessible server) or an SaaS solution (here, an outside vendor sells you access to their software, which accumulates, stores, manages, allows you to analyze your financial data) – there are, pun intended, a host of reasons to take a hard look at the cloud. And lest you assume we’re biased, I’ll just point out Polaris is an integrator that has long experience with, and a deep appreciation of, both traditional, on-premises accounting software and the new breed of web-based solutions. So, it’s with a legitimate measure of objectivity that we can enumerate our top five reasons to migrate your accounting function to the cloud.

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Dynamics SL 2018 CU2 Is Now Available

Microsoft has released Dynamics SL 2018 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) and it is now available for download. Below is a summary of some of the enhancements:

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Acumatica vs. Dynamics SL : Project Setup

Microsoft Dynamics SL has always had a strong reputation for project accounting going back decades.  Project Maintenance and the setup of the Project Controller module help define how Dynamics SL will function and is key to any successful implementation.  Acumatica provides its users project functionality as well, so how do the main setup options compare with Dynamics SL?

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Acumatica vs. Dynamics SL : Project Allocations

Microsoft Dynamics SL has always had a strong reputation for project accounting going back to the Smith, Dennis and Gaylord (SDG) days. One area that was always a differentiator was the Allocator module. With the Allocator module users are able to calculate and post new transactions to post to the GL and to the project. These transactions may apply indirect costs, like fringe and overhead, calculate fees and revenue or create asset entries to WIP, CIP or Unbilled A/R.

So how does Acumatica’s functionality compare to Dynamics SL’s for project allocations? We take a look at some areas below:

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Dynamics SL Year End Updates for 2018

Microsoft has released the year end updates for the 2018 tax year for Dynamics SL. They include changes for 1099 and W-2 reporting to help comply for 2018 tax year regulations.

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Dynamics SL 2018 CU1 Released

Microsoft has released Dynamics SL 2018 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) and it is now available for download. Below is a summary of some of the enhancements:

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Dynamics SL 2018 Is Now Available

On May 1st, Microsoft released Dynamics SL 2018 which includes new features, updates and fixes. In addition, SL 2018 will integrate with Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow. There are also new Web Apps available and Microsoft is planning on releasing Web App updates about once a month. They will also start releasing updates quarterly to the Dynamics SL application. We will highlight some of the updates here with more details to follow in upcoming posts.

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January 2018 Payroll Tax Table Updates Now Available for Dynamics SL

Yesterday Microsoft released a tax update for calendar year 2018 for tax table changes announced after the December 2017 Payroll Tax Updates were published.

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