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Dynamics SL 2018 CU8 is now available

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Microsoft Dynamics SL CU8 is now out, so let’s go over what is new and what has changed!

  • The DMGDataAccess Business Object now uses the Microsoft OLE DB driver for SQL Server Version 18 in the latest update. This means that Inventory Replenishment Create Transaction, Convert EDI Pos to Sales Orders, and Orders to Purchase will all now connect using the OLE DB driver.
  • SL CU8 will be able to run on Windows 11, if you have questions on how this works, we can help break down the step by step process for the installation.
  • The look and feel of journal entries have also changed with this update.  The Journal Entry (01.010.00) screen has been updated to now have hidden labels. These labels generate list text for the cBatchHandling and creconstatus drop down controls. There are hidden labels for O and V options of the cbattype dropdown to make localization easier. See the picture above for the hidden label controls.

That wraps up our notes on what has changed in this new update. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about CU8. You can reach us here: info@polaris-business.com.

 

Acumatica Editions

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Acumatica Cloud ERP breaks down into five editions to make a more tailored and industry specific package for each customer that uses the product. The editions are as follows:

• Manufacturing Edition
• Retail-Commerce Edition
• Distribution Edition
• Construction Edition
• General Business Edition

The Manufacturing Edition is a multi-site cloud manufacturing control and planning system. It breaks down into two suites: the Advanced Finance Suite and the Distribution Suite. To further break down the edition, Acumatica has tailored the product to customers with Advanced Financials and the Standard Manufacturing Editions. Each of these tailored editions makes the product a better fit for each customer that is using Acumatica.

Acumatica’s Retail-Commerce Edition allows you to manage omnichannel orders, the picking-packing-shipping process, customer support, inventory, returns, and accounting. This edition has the Advanced Financials and Distribution Suite.

The Distribution Edition allows customers to manage inventory, streamline sales orders, enhance purchasing, calculate true costs, and automate cross-company transactions. The Distribution Edition is a great solution for wholesale distributors. It has two suites: the Finance Suite and the Distribution Suite.

The Acumatica Construction Edition has streamlined project management, powerful financials and reporting, integrated payroll, inventory, service management, and comprehensive job cost accounting. This edition has the Advanced Financial Suite and the Distribution Suite created for Acumatica.

The last edition Acumatica has is the General Business Edition. It helps customers cohesively use Financials, CRM, Project Accounting, and Reporting all in one place. It allows a business to focus on growing while using one ERP system. This is true for all the editions; it makes accounting that much easier.

To learn more about Acumatica’s Editions reach out to us at info@polaris-business.com

Acumatica vs Dynamics SL: Accounts Payable

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The ability to pay your vendor bills is a key feature of any ERP package. Dynamics SL is a mature product that handles accounts payable functions very well, sometimes with the need of a third party depending upon each customer’s requirements. In this blog, we will compare the functionality of Acumatica’s Payable module with Dynamics SL’s Accounts Payable module.

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Top 5 Blogs: 2021

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As the year draws to a close we take a look back at some of the blogs we posted. Here are our Top 5 Blog posts this year!

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Dynamics SL CU7 Now Available

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Just in time for the Holidays, Microsoft released some news for us. Every time the year is close to an end, we wait for those Year End Updates or anything else they might be releasing. Just last week, Microsoft came out with Dynamics SL CU7. There isn’t too much to unpack, but let’s get into it.

This update focused more on the 1099-NEC Form, as well as the 1099-MISC Form. The 1099-NEC or Non-Employee Compensation has been updated to support the IRS 2021 tax reporting formats. The same goes for the 1099-MISC (03.740.00) Form. The new 1099 Forms can be printed through the 1099 Forms Report.

In addition, some minor fixes have been included in CU7, however, support for Windows 2011 is still not included. If you have any questions about these updates, either fill out the form below or reach out to info@polaris-business.com.

Acumatica vs Dynamics SL: Mobile App

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I can remember getting my first cellular phone. I had just gotten a job as a consultant for a Dynamics SL (Solomon at that time) reseller and I was told I needed one so I could be reached by clients. The phone was small and clunky, but I could make phone calls and I soon realized it had another amazing feature – texting! Phones have changed a lot since then, but sadly I still can’t do much more on my phone with SL than I could on my first cell phone.

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Acumatica vs Dynamics SL: General Ledger / Finance

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The General Ledger is the central accounting module of any ERP, so when comparing Acumatica with Dynamics SL you want to make sure you can reconcile, report and drill down into the transactions with ease. In this blog, we explore the functionality of Acumatica’s Finance module with Dynamics SL’s General Ledger module.

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Dynamics SL 2018 CU6 Is Now Available

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Now that Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 Cumulative Update 6 (CU6) is available, lets break down what is new and what has been improved.

  • Time Review & Approval Automatic GL Labor Posting: The Time and Expense Setup Approval tab can now turn on an option in the Time Review & Approval screen to run GL Labor Postings automatically for the approved labor postings.
  • Accounts Payable Check Batch Approval: The Approval Maintenance screen now has the option that Accounts Payable check batches can be set to require an approval. This means that they cannot be printed until they are approved.
  • Order Management PV Options for Sales Orders and Shippers: Users can now select to exclude cancelled sales orders and shippers from the PV lists. This is in Shipper ID field and Order Number fields. Also, the users can now limit the number of years and shippers to be shown in the PV List as well

All in all this update doesn’t entail too many changes and just tries to enhance what was already there in Dynamics SL CU5.

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Acumatica vs Dynamics SL: Financial Reporting

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Throughout the month as you are entering transactions, your account balances are being updated in the General Ledger. At month end, when it is time to create your financial reports how easy is it to print them? Is it part of your ERP package or a stand-alone piece of software? How easy is it to update your financial reports? Let’s look at how Dynamics SL and Acumatica handle the printing of financial reports.

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Dynamics SL 2018 CU5 Is Now Available

 

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Microsoft has released Dynamics SL 2018 Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) and it is now available for download. Below is a summary of some of the enhancements:

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