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Is A New ERP Solution One of Your New Year’s Resolutions? Dynamics SL Could Be The Answer.

Implementing a new ERP solution hardly sounds like a fun new year’s resolution, but as you are going through your year-end closing perhaps you are thinking there has to be a better way.  Perhaps you lack visibility across your entire operation?  Or you have limited reporting capabilities (is there a way to get the information together for the auditors without typing everything again in Excel)?  Perhaps your organization has grown to the point where you have other applications that are needed, but they aren’t integrated with your current ERP? [...]

Dynamics SL 2015 Year End Updates

Microsoft has released the 2015 Year End Updates for Dynamics SL. They include changes for 1099 and W-2 reporting to comply with 2015 tax year regulations. These updates are only compatible with the following versions:

  • 2011 Feature Pack 1
  • 2011 Service Pack 2
  • 2011 Service Pack 3
  • 2015
  • 2015 Cumulative Update 1

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Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU1 Released

Microsoft recently released Dynamics SL 2015 CU 1 and we have highlighted some of the points that Project users would find interesting.

CU (Cumulative Update) is the new name for Feature Packs/Service Packs.  It includes some fixes to the Contract Management, Flexible Billings, Project Allocator, Project Budgeting and Project Controller modules.  Support for SQL Server 2012 SP 2 is now available.  Pre- and Post-Processes used when running reports have all been converted to Stored Procedures which will allow for them to run in both the rich client and in Web Apps. [...]

Dynamics SL 2011 Service Pack 3: Updates for Project Users

In May, Microsoft released Dynamics SL 2011 Service Pack 3.  This update is for sites running Dynamics SL 2011 Feature Pack 1 or Dynamics SL 2011 Service Pack 2.  Aside from now supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 there are a few fixes that may be of interest for project users.  But most development of the new enhancements are focused on the Dynamics SL 2015 version. [...]

Issue with Job Summary at YTD Actual in Dynamics SL

We have identified a bug with the Job Summary – Project at YTD Actual (PA300c) report that occurs in sites using the Indirect Rate Calculator.  This wasn’t an issue the first year using Indirect Rate Calculator, but beginning the next year we noticed inconsistent indirect rates for several projects. [...]

Closing Project Year at Actual in Dynamics SL

The Close Project Year at Actual (AL.CPA.00) screen was added with Dynamics SL 2011 Feature Pack 1, which still makes this a fairly new screen.  It was added with several new features including Indirect Rate Calculator (AL.IRC.00) and some changes to reports like Job Summary Report at YTD Actual and some new tables like PJPTDAIC and PJYTDAIC.  So, if you are using the project series modules and trying to track your indirect rates, it is important to understand what these fairly new features do. [...]

Microsoft Dynamics SL 2014 Year End Updates

As 2014 is winding down, Dynamics SL users should be aware of the year-end updates that may need to be installed soon.  The 2014 year-end updates include changes for W-2 and 1099 reporting to comply with 2014 tax regulations. [...]

Closing Project Controller for the Year in Dynamics SL

Around this time of the year, I usually get several calls regarding when the best time to close Project Controller is.  So I have created a little checklist of things to check before you close Project Controller for the year. [...]

Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL is an ERP solution for mid-sized, project-driven organizations that is designed to meet the unique requirements of your company. From government contracting to construction and from professional services to project manufacturing, SL helps you streamline business processes and deliver insight across your entire organization.  Read on to discover the top 10 reasons for choosing Microsoft Dynamics SL!

  1. Manage your business and projects with greater flexibility.  The issue with most project-driven businesses is that their ERP solutions are not designed to manage projects, while industry specific solutions lack the essential accounting tools. SL bridges this gap to deliver core business functionality combined with vast accounting capabilities.
  1. Get started quickly with a familiar solution. Designed to work like and with other Microsoft Office products, reduce training time and costs due to familiarity.

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Statement of Direction: Microsoft Dynamics SL

One of the most common questions we get from customers is, “Is Microsoft going to continue to improve Dynamics SL?”  The answer is “Yes.”

Wondering what’s in store for Dynamics SL?  The Statement of Direction delivers a way to keep you, as a prospect, customer or partner, up to date on all of the latest Dynamics SL information.  When change is in the air, you are sure to be well-informed with a “roadmap” that provides insight into the development plans of SL and what the future may look like for you.  With Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 coming out this fall, the current statement of direction is full of great information.  Take a look below at some of the highlights!

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