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Discontinuation of Dynamics SL

 

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For a while now we’ve been hearing about and discussing the lifeline of the Microsoft Dynamics SL. It is a legacy software that has been around for quite some time. And we all knew this day was coming, but on September 30, Microsoft announce the discontinuation of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 for new customers.

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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.

 

Top 5 Blogs: 2021

2021 Top 5

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.

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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Dynamics SL 2018 CU4 Is Now Available

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Microsoft has released Dynamics SL 2018 Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) and it is now available for download. Below is a summary of some of the enhancements:

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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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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? [...]

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. [...]