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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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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. [...]

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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