Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 has delivered the functionality, performance, and ease of use that powers diverse small and mid-size businesses around the world. From financials and project management to distribution and services, Microsoft Dynamics SL brings people and systems together to support your business ambitions and help you run your business more efficiently.
Microsoft Dynamics Solomon gives access to the powerful project and financial management capabilities designed to meet the unique needs of project-driven organizations. Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 is now available from Microsoft Dynamics CustomerSource or Microsoft Dynamics PartnerSource. The latest version of Dynamics SL includes many product fixes as well as support for additional versions of integrated Microsoft products.
- Construction: Get the solution you need for improved sales, job costing, project management, materials management, and more all integrated with your financial systems.
- Government contracting: Complete projects on time with specified budget, and to specification while retaining and collecting the detailed information needed to comply with government regulations.
- Professional services: Drive better decision making, manage finance and people, and maintain profitability for client services and projects.
Dynamics SL 2018 Release Highlights
- SQL Server versions supported
Support for SQL Server 2016 has been updated for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018. Support for all service packs of SQL Server 2014 continues to be available.
- SQL Server Compatibility Level Change
SQL Server compatibility mode 120 is the default Server compatibility mode for new and upgraded databases processed by Database Maintenance (98.290.00). 110 SQL Server compatibility mode and lower is no longer supported.
- Enhanced Query and Preview
Static reporting and querying are brought together to provide interactivity to the end user. Now we can able to query the data and view the potential output prior to releasing batches will be added to modules in Dynamics SL, based on the popular AR Invoice Preview screen.
- Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2015 is now supported for the Dynamics SL SDK.
- Search Capability in Possible Values lists
When lists of Possible Value are filtered for specific values, the behavior in SL 2015 is to display all values that contain the specified filter. This character of filter differed from previous Dynamics SL version – previously, the filter was applied to the beginning of the values. A new option was added to Dynamics SL 2018 to allow the user to specify the behavior.
In PV window, the user will select the Begins With button or Contains button to apply the filter at the beginning of the value or within the value, respectively. The default setting is Contains.
- Accounts Payable Approvals
A new feature has been updated that’ll allows approvals to be required for Accounts Payable batches and documents. Accounts Payable batches and documents may not be released until one or more approvers will be verified in the system by marking them as “approved”.
- Flexible Billings Invoice Enhancements
The Billings Invoice Print feature has been enhanced to include the additional options. The Invoice Print screen now will prints the multiple invoices without prompting between each invoice for both Preliminary and Final invoices.
- New Web Apps
Three new Web applications have been updated for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018:
- Timesheet Status
- Project Change Order
- Project Charge Entry
Web Application Enhancements will continue to be released on a monthly basis.
- Power BI Content Pack
The Power BI App is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver the insights throughout your organization. Connect to hundreds of data resources, simplify data preparation, and drive ad-hoc analysis. It will helps to build beautiful reports and then publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices.
Everyone can create a personalized dashboards with an extraordinary 360-degree view of their business. The Dynamics SL Power BI Project content pack comes with instructions on how to connect and build reports using your SL Project data. There are three Power BI dashboards which is connected to Dynamics SL project data and that are now available.
- OData Services Support
OData Services give an approach to deliver a consistent connection to Microsoft Dynamics SL data. These will be utilized to create packages to deliver Power BI reports to Dynamics SL.
- Microsoft Power Apps and Flow Support
Power Apps enables you to build apps fast with a point-and-click approach to app design. Connect your application data and use Excel-like expressions to easily add logic. Publish your application to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10. Microsoft PowerApps is a service for creating and utilizing custom business apps across platforms.
Microsoft Flow provides a way to create automated workflows between your favorite applications and services to get notifications, collect data, synchronize files, and more.
Latest release of Dynamics SL includes Power Apps and Flow built to connect to SL data. Earlier release of Power Apps include Accounts Receivable applications built for phone and one built for tablets or desktops. Initial release includes:
- Viewing Customer Receivables Due
- View and interact with customer information
- Run the Customer Aging Process to update balances
- Automated Email of Aging Results to view
Whether you are considering Microsoft Dynamics SL as your organization’s new business management solution, or are an existing customer looking to expand your solution with additional modules, we at Locus IT provide such Microsoft Dynamics SL services along with Dynamics Solomon training, Dynamics Solomon support and implementation. For more information please contact us.