We get it. Your existing installation of Microsoft Dynamics SL is working well enough, so why would you purposely disrupt your team to “fix” something that’s not even broken? It seems like such a huge waste of time and money. Until the unthinkable happens. Until your system crashes and you’re left scrambling to get back online — and paying exorbitant fees for the emergency fix. Then you might start to rethink your opinion of upgrades. Don’t wait until a catastrophe forces you to upgrade your ERP software. Here are five key areas you could be risking by running an unsupported version of Dynamics SL: Government Incompliance Every time a government agency makes changes to payroll tax tables, 1099 forms or related rules, your ERP system … [Read more...] about If it’s not broken, why fix unsupported Dynamics SL?
If you’re still using Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011, you’re missing out on some great features available in SL 2015. Here are just a few of the features specifically in regards to reports: Reports can easily be emailed as attachments during print preview. Quick Query searches can be viewed on tablets and smartphones through web apps. With the Grid to Excel feature, Quick Query can export refreshable Excel files, which cuts down on the number of data exports needed since the user can simply refresh the same static table. More options are available for report formats (for advanced users) while at the same time, the program will automatically default to the company’s most commonly used report format (for beginning users). Descriptions … [Read more...] about New Features for Reports in SL 2015
If your business operates more than one company in Microsoft Dynamics SL, an upgrade to 2015 is a must. As of 2017, tax updates will no longer be available for SL 2011. However, the 2015 version has some added features that will make it worth the effort of upgrading. SL 2015 allows the user to run processes for multiple companies with one login. No longer do you have to log out and change companies every time you want to do a new process or report. Along with this increased freedom comes the potential for security risks, but Microsoft has addressed those as well. Multi-company security measures restrict a user’s ability to view certain companies. If a user is not granted access to a particular company, he or she will not be able to see … [Read more...] about Multi-Company Benefits of Dynamics SL
Microsoft is proud of the fact that it accepts user suggestions on improving products, and rightly so. This willingness to accept constructive criticism means a better overall product that gives consumers what they want and need. Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 is no different. The enhancements on the Financial module came directly from user suggestions. Here are just a few of the enhancements that were designed to make the software more user-friendly than previous versions: In Accounts Payable, creating Vendor backup withholdings can be done automatically. Vendors that are not 1099-compliant are flagged, and a Payables batch can automatically create a withholding. Users can also create multiple prepayments against a single voucher. Accounts … [Read more...] about Dynamics SL 2015 Financials Improve
We know, we know. You don’t want to upgrade. Implementing Dynamics SL 2011 was no simple task, and you finally have the software working just the way you want it. Why would you change now? Well, for starters, as of 2017 tax updates are no longer being issued for any version of SL 2011. Considering the crucial role taxes play in finances and accounting, this news is probably reason enough to schedule an upgrade to SL 2015. Plus, if you're already paying a maintenance fee to Microsoft, you might as well take advantage of the product updates and stay current with the software. We understand your hesitation though. Upgrading to a new version of software is not always fun. It’s kind of like going to the dentist. You know you need to go, but … [Read more...] about Top Features of Dynamics SL 2015