Microsoft Dynamics SL Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution

4.05/5 (83 reviews)

Microsoft Dynamics SL overview

What is Microsoft Dynamics SL?

Microsoft Dynamics SL is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that combines project and financial management capabilities to help small and midsize businesses manage customer demands, keep up with compliance regulations, and deliver services on time and on budget.

Microsoft Dynamics SL covers the financial and accounting aspects of popular industries such as construction, government contracting, professional services, distribution and more. By automating these financial processes and report generation, Microsoft Dynamics SL compiles all essential finance data for managing more effective business workflows.

The Microsoft Dynamics SL software is completely web based and mobile friendly, providing users with complete control over project management/estimating from the office and on the go. Users can get in-depth breakdowns into project management - success, tracking, cost, pricing, invoices, payments, time and more. Microsoft Dynamics SL gives users control over accounting functions (both payable and receivable) which can be exported into Excel. Users can also view a historic view of accounts, as well as billing and receipts.
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Pricing

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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 other markets, India, Japan, Germany

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 17 other languages, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Thai
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Microsoft Dynamics SL user reviews

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Gerson Madrid

Identify the modules you need and focus on that

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

Once you configure and deploy this solution, you get a better understanding of your clients businesses.

Pros
Multi Company functionality is fantastic. This is a product designed to empower your people and making them more productive. It's focused on Financial and projects deployments. Provides the tools to share information across the company. Budgets, Invoices, projects and information in general. It's scalable and focused on Professional Services, Government Conntractors, Service in General, Distribution and we can say that Construction can be an industry that is perfect for this software.

Cons
It requires some hardware resources that can be overwhelming for small businesses. But the more you allocate for this area, the bigger the reward.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Holly Stitley

Have used Dynamics SL for around 8 years. Very comfortable with it and pretty easy to get use to.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-09
Review Source: Capterra

Using them daily, I understands many ins and outs. I've been cross trained over the years in many of the modules. I understand there will be an upgrade coming in the near future and look forward to seeing a preview of it.

Pros
Reporting is great. I use reports weekly for time sheets when entering in payroll, for commission data. All of the look up screens are simple and give great information-- such as in the modules for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and General Ledger.

Cons
Different modules do not speak to one another. You have to go to several different modules to complete a task, so multiple windows must be open at a time. It tends to slow down our servers and sometimes crashes when you are in the middle of something.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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mohammed ibrahim

Honest review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

The best programm I have ever used in this field

Pros
Designed to empower my employees ; make them more productive and the most important thing is basically it makes our work more easier.

Cons
Not suitable for small business because it's allitel bit expensive for just starting business

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jeff Leniger

Tough to use, makes reconciliations a nightmare

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Investigate NetSuite. I've heard it's better.

Pros
-The biggest pro with Dynamics SL is the interchange functionality with Excel. Exports from Dynamics SL to Excel have the formulas pre-written, and the formatting isn't great but isn't crazy. Copy and paste a journal entry from Excel to the GL!!! Yes please! -Subledgers are abundant. -Useful and simple multicompany reporting. -Good for project-based accounting I guess.

Cons
Where to start? CASH MANAGER AND BANK RECONCILIATIONS. The biggest thing that drives me crazy about Dynamics SL is that users can enter an accounting event, say a check, where the check date is different than the transaction date and both are different than the post date. In other words, there is no control function over periods!!!! One transaction could impact three different periods. Go back to the check example, where a check cut on July 1 could have a period post of June 30 and a transaction date of August 1. The check shows in the GL in June, Cash manager in August, and AP aging and reports in July. Absolutely horrible control for an ACCOUNTING system. -Not user friendly or simple to use. My staff all have over a year experience and still don't know where certain things are in the system. -Requires a lot of third-party support, which piles on the consulting fees in addition to the fees paid for annual maintenance to Microsoft. -DSLUG [Dynamics SL user group] doesn't seem very user friendly either. My guess is that most outstanding organizations are on different software. I suppose there are a lot of "hidden tricks" which make you valuable if you know the system inside and out, but since most users can't just pick it up off the street [even with an accounting background], they end up paying a lot to the consultants.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Zach Neistein

DynamicsSL!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We use this program for all our company records including invoicing, payroll, contracts, etc.

Cons
Double clicking can cause the whole system to malfunction for some reason

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Microsoft Dynamics SL pricing

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Microsoft Dynamics SL features

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Financial Analysis
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics

API (306 other apps)
Accounting Integration (180 other apps)
Audit Trail (153 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (181 other apps)
Compliance Management (214 other apps)
Data Import/Export (204 other apps)
Electronic Payments (188 other apps)
Expense Tracking (171 other apps)
Invoice Management (252 other apps)
Invoice Processing (168 other apps)
Multi-Currency (179 other apps)
Third Party Integration (242 other apps)
Workflow Management (176 other apps)

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Additional information for Microsoft Dynamics SL

Key features of Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Accounting
  • Integration with Microsoft Project Server
  • Business intelligence and reporting
  • Project management
  • Services management
  • Financial management
  • Sales, service and management
  • Contract management
  • Billing and receipts
  • Construction estimating
  • Project budgeting
  • Budget and finance tracking
  • Project controlling
  • Payroll
  • Cash manager
  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Bank reconciliation
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Benefits

Project management and services management - Microsoft Dynamics SL allows users to coordinate and manage multiple projects all from the one dashboard and create permissions as well as track project progress.

Business intelligence and reporting - Microsoft Dynamics SL provides a completely transparent reporting system that enables users to view real-time data analytics on the go. Create custom graphs and charts as well as export info to Excel.

Contract management and project budgeting - Microsoft Dynamics SL lets users control contracts, pitches, invoices as well as payment tracking and delivery analysis. Track project budgets as well as project progress and success - based on teams and individuals.

Learning, support and guidance - Microsoft Dynamics SL provides an array of video tutorials to help users get setup from initial inception to ongoing support. Online support is also available, depending on the license package, 24/7.