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How to Reopen a Period in Project Controller for Dynamics SL

If you are using Project Controller you are probably already aware that closing the period (or year) for Project Controller is different than closing the period (or year) for the financial modules.  You close the financial modules (i.e. GL, AP, AR, etc.) using the Closing (01.560.00) screen found in the General Ledger processes section.  But, closing the period for Project Controller is done within that module using the Close Period (PA.CLO.00) screen.  But, how do you reopen a period in Project Controller?

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Dynamics SL 2011 Mainstream Support Ends July 12, 2016

On July 12th, 2016 Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 will be moving from mainstream support to extended support.  Support will still be available for supported versions.

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You Should Not Rely on Spreadsheets for Cash Flow Forecasts

Finance executives and professionals must rely on purpose-designed planning, budgeting and analysis software solutions that will deliver complete and accurate forecasted financial statements for all budgeted period. Use of spreadsheets or pure guessing of anticipated future results can never deliver this level of completeness and accuracy and any cash flow projections done in this manner will be a gross estimate that should not be relied on.

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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. [...]

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. [...]

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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Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015: Enhanced and Expanded.

Are you wondering what is in store for the release of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015? Read on to learn more about the new features that Microsoft is bringing to the table and how these features will simplify the way you work.

Project enhancements: The built in functionality and flexibility of SL 2015 make it a great fit for a wide range of industries, but this release will especially reflect the growing needs of project companies. The project enhancements with SL 2015 will impact the way you work with your customers while providing greater project management to your staff. [...]