An organization named TrustRadius asked me to review Microsoft Dynamics SL from a user’s perspective. I don’t know how they knew that we use Dynamics SL, or if they know that we have 200 Dynamics GP clients either. Boyer & Associates has a Dynamics SL practice with roughly the same number of users as GP, as well as a new Dynamics NAV practice that is only 3 months old with 5 clients. My expectation was that the group would not think I am objective enough to review their product being that we resell it. I was delighted to see that they published my review. Having used the product for 20 years, I was able to provide a different viewpoint, and it was enjoyable to be asked so many challenging and interesting questions.
Here is the link to the post: Microsoft Dynamics SL Review: “Dynamics SL – The Right Choice for the Project-Based Organization.”
The review work, as promised, initially only took about 15 minutes to complete. The hard part is that they kept asking more questions and I remember the feeling of, “If you are ok with a C, then you can stop, but if you want a B, answer these additional questions.” And then, of course, the similar insinuation – if you are only a B student, we understand…you are busy and you have a life to live outside of giving unpaid software reviews. You can guess what happened. Like most people reviewing software for them, I answered every question they asked, but it took me almost an hour to do.
In the end, I was glad that I did it and it was nice to be able to blog about this today and share my insight into one of our Dynamics products.