Microsoft Dynamics SL (Formerly Solomon) Software


 

Microsoft Dynamics SL is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for project-based small and medium-sized businesses. The solution offers industry-specific capabilities for professional services, government contractors, distribution, construction management, and other vertical markets. Microsoft Dynamics SL was originally developed by Solomon Software with the title Solomon IV for Windows. Great Plains acquired the company in 2000 and was itself acquired by Microsoft shortly thereafter. Microsoft Dynamics SL is well-suited for businesses with fewer than five hundred employees.

Microsoft Dynamics SL has applications for financial management, business intelligence, collaboration, field service, IT management, and project management, as well as a business portal application. The advanced management edition provides more features than the basic Business Essentials package. Microsoft Dynamics SL can also support numerous industry-specific add-on applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who have been specially certified for Microsoft Dynamics.

Microsoft Dynamics SL utilizes Windows and .NET frameworks with the advantage of sharing Microsoft as a common developer. The system can be deployed on-site, or it can be hosted to add services like online training and support. The application runs on the Microsoft SQL Server database platform.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Angela from Kunz Law
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Microsoft Dynamics SL is easy to use and provides an adequate foundation for keeping track of due dates and deadlines.

Cons

Microsoft Dynamics SL is fairly expensive for what you get. For the money spent on the software, it should have more capabilities.

 
 

Michelle from Business Owner
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Microsoft Project Management

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Microsoft Project Management software has pretty much had a market monopoly for many years in terms of powerful functionality. However, the choices have become more diverse without sacrificing powerful management features. Also, I have found other applications much more user-friendly with ongoing training support & superior customer service.

Pros

Functionality

Cons

Complex, not user friendly, low level of customer service, expensive.

 
 

Allison from The Mariners Museum
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Good product. Have been using it for 17+ years.

Pros

user friendly

Cons

located on a server rather than online

Advice to Others

understand what you want it to accomplish before you set it up because some of the parameters are hard to change once you have started using them.

 
 

Desirae from ClientsFirst Consulting
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Microsoft Dynamic focuses mainly on Sales, Marketing, and Service (help desk) sectors. SL focuses on professional services which are really nice. It's reasonably easy to learn and navigate, all while providing excellent data and reporting tools. It doesn't seem to be as flexible or customizable as Salesforce, but still a very nice option.

Pros

I like the integration with Office 365.

Cons

It's flexibility.

Advice to Others

Certainly worth checking out and taking a test drive.

 
 

Kyle from VSC Fire and Security
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Solid and dependable ERP that fits our business

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Dynamics SL is a solid product that is very dependable and flexible to our needs. It has helped accommodate our growth and expansion for years into other geographies and with new applications.

Pros

It is dependable, agile, able to integrate with almost any other solution in our IT footprint and intuitive.

Cons

While it handle's 90% of our business, need to rely on some ISV's to accommodate. They generally work very well together - just another thing to manage.

Advice to Others

Dynamics SL (Solomon) has been around since the 90's and is a trusted and proven product. Just need to find a solid consultant to help stand it up.

 
 

Yanli from Agricultural Research Foundation
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Dynamic SL accounting

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This is a great product for accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger. Not quite great for fund accounting, we have to twist it to work for us to manage the project, fund etc.

Pros

Easy to use, works very well with Microsoft excel. You can copy/paste from Excel to Dynamic for some of the data entry which is so convenient. Customer service staff are very experienced and helpful.

Cons

Reporting is a weakness. I have to work between Dynamic and Excel to manually generate financial statements.

Advice to Others

You have to understand what you are really looking for in terms of functionality. Do your homework.

 
 

Charlene from Agricultural Research Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Microsoft Dynamics SL - Accounting

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This system is very easy to use in a menu driven sort of way. It has good features and not so good features. Hopefully, they are working on a fix for the not so good.

Pros

Menu-driven, easy.

Cons

Reports need to be customized, not able to do some year-end reports so you have to do those manual.

Advice to Others

DO your research. This could be your best option.

 
 

ROBERT P from COMMONWEALTH COMPANIES, INC
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Ms Dynamics

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I have used this product for over 10 years and have been very satisfied with an excellent business tool.

Pros

Ease of Use and Interface capabilities.

Cons

Learning curve.

Advice to Others

Excellent choice very cost effective.

 
 

Claudia from Kec
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Dynamics

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I have used this system for over ten years. The system is fairly easy to use.

Pros

I like the accuracy of the reports you can run within this system.

Cons

I hate when batches get stuck in unreleased mode or manual checks don't post to vendor history.

Advice to Others

Fully train your employees and have a great Customer service support system.

 
 

Jeff from North Texas computer support
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Easy to use

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Very easy and user-friendly it has a very good layout and setup is easy.

Pros

Setup

Cons

Startup time

 
 

Elethabeth from Voice of bible
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great software

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It is user friendly. It is easy to use and very helpful.

 
 

Hemanshu from Stratfinint Consulting
Specialty: Architectural
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

MS Dynamics Review

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My experience has been mixed with this platform. It does the GL accounting part fairly well. IT has limited functionality in terms of effective project management. The system reports are very basic requiring extensive external data manipulation and custom report writing. It's a reasonably priced solution.

Pros

- Low Total Cost of Ownership
- Ease of implementation
- Reasonable GL accounting module

Cons

- PM capabilities are very limited
- Canned system reports are limited
- Multi-currency financials are challenging requiring third party solutions.

Advice to Others

- Works reasonably well for limited deployment of 1 currency GL accounting function.
- the ecosystem of support involving consultants for report writing, maintenance, upgrades is still evolving.
- Low Cost of ownership
- Quick time to Value.

 
 

Joanne from Joanne Cartering
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Microsoft

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Love it works better then any of them out there it's a ease to handle lays outs payroll, time sheets .

 
 

Marielis from Ramos Wood Floors
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Marielis Hernandez

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It good program. This program offers a large variety of things to do that makes our jobs simple .

 
 

Allen from Ramos wood floors
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great program

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Its a good program the helps with payments and more, makes work easier.Its actually not complicated like other programs out there.

Pros

Great easy

Advice to Others

Get it for your buisness

 
 

Payal from CSC
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

Review of Microsoft Dynamics

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We have been using Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 for a while now and it seems to fit most of our needs. It is not super user friendly or intuitive and does take some training and a little time to get into. It is fairly easy to customize yourself if you are a tech minded person. The database is very well documented and easy to navigate which is a huge plus for developing custom reports. There are a couple reporting suites that go with this, we use FRX and like it for the most part. I have built several custom reports using SSRS simply because it is easier and provides easier access to everyone in the company without any software installed.

 
 

Diego from J.P. Morgan
Specialty: Banking & Mortgage
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

Review of Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Project setup is quite easy for users, as is review and analysis. We manage by budget for each project and have never had an issue or need for additional information. Time and Expense capturing by employees is painless and efficient. This is highly important to a project centric organization. It meets our needs and users are content.

Pros

AP, AR and GL processing is straight forward and quite efficient.
Multi-Currency - We use three different currencies, and Dynamics allows us to easily create journal entries, raise sales invoices, and receive payments in any of those currencies.

Cons

Integration with other Systems

 
 

Prabhdeep from Capgemini
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

Review of Microsoft Dynamics SL

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Microsoft Dynamics SL is designed to easily manage the complexities of a project-based business, which helps you run more efficiently and giving you insight you can use to deliver accurate estimates on time and on budget.

Pros

It's very easy to use. I love the flexibility it provides to the user and integration with SQL is a great advantage.

Cons

There isn't nothing yet I dislike about this product.

 
 

Shivakshi from GlobalLogic
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Extremely easy to use.

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Microsoft Dynamics SL is being used throughout our whole company on a daily basis. It is used from service techs, to sales people, and to accounting department. If someone is looking for a true accounting system for a small to mid-sized company, then I would definitely suggest looking into Microsoft Dynamics SL.

Pros

Extremely easy to use.
It has a strong and flexible Project Accounting system.
It is easy to customize.

 
 

Allen from Goldman Sachs
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

An amazing software with great UI!

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Microsoft Dynamics SL delivers integrated project management and accounting capabilities that provide increased control and insight. It looks and works like Microsoft Office. That means everyone can jump right in and get to work.

Pros

Simple and easy to use.
Multi-company operations are a great benefit.

Cons

The field service module is not multi-currency compliant.

 
 
 
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Hem from Ford Motor Company
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

July 2017

Very Good

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very easy to use and great in value for the money, overall quality is great for the beginner and new comer.

Cons

Pretty complicated, feature and functionality is not great to use, could be more easy to work around

Source: Capterra
 

palash from OT

December 2016

December 2016

awesome product . Always use this kind of product...pefect for DSL tool..for maintaining your custom

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we are currerntly using this and we are liking it...our company is very-very happy. we suggested others to use it.

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Ben from CMA

December 2016

December 2016

Dynamics SL

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We use Dynamics SL as our financial suite and it does a very good job. We utilize the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, and Budgeting / Forecasting modules.

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Brittenford Systems

July 2009

July 2009

Dynamics SL - the gem of the Microsoft Dynamics line-up

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A well-refined product with a large worldwide user base and robust reseller channel.

For project and fund-based organizations, you can't beat this product.

It gets less attention than its sibling, Dynamics GP, but I think it's the hidden gem of the Microsoft Dynamics line-up.

Pros

Strong:
* time & expense
* project costing and allocation
* billing
* integration with SharePoint

Cons

Weak:
* e-commerce
* manufacturing and distribution functionality

Source: Capterra