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. It has 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.

 

Microsoft Dynamics SL - Microsoft Dynamics SL
 
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL - Microsoft Dynamics SL
    Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

50 Reviews of Microsoft Dynamics SL

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

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

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

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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.

 
 

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

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

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Startup time

 
 

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

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

 
 

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

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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.

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- 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.

 
 

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

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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 .

 
 

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

Marielis Hernandez

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

 
 

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

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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.

Advice to Others

Get it for your buisness

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

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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.

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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

 
 

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

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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.

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

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

 
 

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

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.

 
 

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

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.

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

Cons

The field service module is not multi-currency compliant.

 
 

from Tata Consultancy Services
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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Dynamics SL, like Dynamics NAV has a tremendous toolset for customizing. If you allow the customizing to occur-make sure that you have the staff or budget to support lots of customizations as the mods do make support and upgrading a bit more challenging.

Pros

Strong independent Users Group.
TCO is very competitive.

Cons

The field service module is not multi-currency compliant.

 
 

from Tata Consultancy Services
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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Organizations that have challenging project accounting needs should definitely review this product. Very few products come close to Dynamics SL in handling these broader project accounting needs as well as Dynamics SL.

Pros

Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting.
Flexible reporting and billing.

Cons

Improve the budgeting and forecasting.

 
 

from 3i infotech
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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Everything about the system is to be disliked. The system has problems in every module you would normally use. The available canned reports don't have all the information you would want. To add fields to a report is not intuitive if possible within the scoping screens and if not possible within those screens you have to pay a consultant to customize the reports for you (and even that might not be possible). The system with give weird errors and you have to shut down your computer to try and continue on with what you were doing. The reporting tools available to link with the system are not great either and usually have trouble communicating with SL.

Advice to Others

Find a cheaper solution if you are a start up company

 
 

from Talent4Assure Test Services Private Limited
Specialty: Marketing Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Installation and implementation require a lot of steps. Partner´s community is decreasing because of the raising of new ERP companies that are using new technologies to build its software.

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I love the fact that Dynamics SL is extremely customizable when it comes to fitting my business needs. It is backed by arguably the biggest software name in the industry so the overall quality is definitely apparent.

Cons

The learning curve was a little steep for me which comes as a result of it being such flexible software. However, once learned, it is a very valuable resource and tool.

Advice to Others

If you are looking for job costing, be sure they can provide the detail transactions, grouped and categorized like Dynamics SL can

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from Commercial Syndicate
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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I am in accounting so most of my business problems are monetary. I love how smoothly all of my transactions flow between reports.

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The flexibility of creating your reports to suite your company needs is a great asset of this product. It is user friendly and can be great for small up to large companies.

Cons

I would like to have a feature that allows you to preview the affect of a journal entry before it posts. I would also like to be able to edit descriptions after a posting and an error has been discovered. That error is forever in the GL.

 
 

from BTGP actual Timberland
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Dynamics SL is a great module based system with a lot of functionality.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Have to buy modules for extra functionality

Advice to Others

I am hearing Dynamic AX has more out of the box features, we may be switching to that.

 
 

from Nyu
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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The product feels good to operate and manage. The overall experience is pleasant with a few minor glitch's. But that can be ignored if you are not a big fan of extravagant UI.

Pros

Value for money. great functionality and swift response.

Cons

Customer support from microsoft is always lousy , so expect them to be a little delayed like always.

Advice to Others

Value for money if you know what you want from the product and do not rely on much customer support

 
 

from Talent4Assure Test Services Private Limited
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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It is a very efficient software for small and midsize companies which require project and product management.

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Strong Distribution Series
Strong Financial Capabilities and Multi-company / Intercompany

Cons

The technology seems very old
It does not have other modules like Grant Management, National Accounts and Fixed Assets.

Advice to Others

I recommend this.

 
 
 
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