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Microsoft Dynamics SL
Vendor:Microsoft Business Solutions
Product Name:Microsoft Dynamics SL
Current Version Number:7.0 FP1
Documents:
PDF file Dynamics SL Overview
PDF file DYnamics SL for Engineering Firms
PDF file Dynamics SL for Professional Services
PDF file Dynamics SL for Project Management
Short Product Description:
Microsoft Dynamics SL is designed to help you easily manage complex project accounting. You’ll streamline processes and get real insight so that you can estimate projects correctly—and always deliver them on time and on budget. The end result? Greater control, increased profitability, and more flexibility to grow your business.
Desktop Environments:
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise Editions (32-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 7
Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit) (Note: 64-bit option supports Microsoft Dynamics SL 7.0 FP1 being installed in the WOW folder)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit) (Note: 64-bit option supports Microsoft Dynamics SL 7.0 SP1 being installed in the WOW folder)
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition3 SP2 or Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition R2 (SQL Server Workgroup Edition is supported only in this scenario)
Databases Supported:
  • SQL Server 2005 SP2 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • SQL Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
Software Only Price Range:$50,000
Software Pricing: Important Considerations.
Geographic Availability:United States, Canada, Mexico
Target Business Revenue:
$15 MM to $500 MM
Target Number of Employees:
40 - 1,000 employees
Product Introduction:
Microsoft Dynamics SL consists of a series of modules that integrate smoothly with one another. Each module delivers different key functionality that is an essential component of the comprehensive business solution. See a list of Microsoft Dynamics SL modules and applications on the Microsoft Dynamics SL editions and features page.

When combined with Microsoft SQL Server technologies, Microsoft Dynamics SL consolidates data across applications and platforms. This data can then be extended into tools such as Microsoft Business Portal. With this feature, employees can access up-to-the-minute Web-based reports tailored to the specific information they need, no matter where they are.
Product Strengths:
Microsoft Dynamics SL is a business management solution specialized to help project-driven midsize organizations obtain reports and business analysis, while helping increase efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. By enabling businesses to automate and streamline projects across company divisions and locations, Dynamics SL helps you manage people, projects, and profitability.

With powerful Dynamics SL solutions for professional services, operations, field services, and construction management, you can be confident that projects are estimated correctly, completed on time, and meet your customer's requirements.
Applications:
With assistance from your Microsoft partner, you can choose from two editions software functionality available for Microsoft Dynamics SL. When you select an edition, you license the number of users you need to utilize the components. If you need functionality in addition to what's included in the edition you choose, you have the flexibility to add select components. For additional information and product brochures regarding applications provided please visit the Microsoft Dynamics SL web site.
Company Mission Statement:
At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.
Firm Description:
At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our three core business divisions offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. They are:

  • Platform, Products and Services Division: Includes the Client Group, the Server & Tools Group, and the Online Services Group
  • Business Division: Includes the Information Worker Group, the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, and the Unified Communications Group
  • Entertainment and Devices Division: Includes the Home and Entertainment Group and the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group

The success of your company is directly related to the success of the people who work for you. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that enable your people to make important business decisions with greater confidence. Microsoft Dynamics works like and with familiar Microsoft software - easing adoption and reducing the risks inherent with implementing a new solution. These solutions automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that can help you drive business success.
Industry Strengths:
  • Professional Services
  • Construction
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Government Contractors
  • Distribution
ASP Support:
A number of certified Microsoft partners offer hosting services for a wide range of Microsoft products. For additional information please contact a local Microsoft Dynamics professional.
Consulting Services:
Microsoft and its extensive network of business partners will assist you at every stage of your software selection project. Local business partners provide front-line consulting services, but if your project is particularly complex, Microsoft will bring into the project highly trained and knowledgeable consultants to provide the expertise your require.
Internet and e-Business Services:
Business Solutions Catalogue

Download the Business Solutions Catalogue for a menu of trusted, lower-risk solutions for faster implementation and simpler maintenance. These solutions complement the core Microsoft Dynamics products by integrating with Independent Software Vendor products, enabling you to work with the familiar interfaces. The software vendors developed these solutions for your specific industry and region as they are the experts of the local industry regulations and language. For additional information please visit the July 2008 Business Solutions Catalogue with all Certified for Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
Technical Services:
Microsoft and its highly trained partners offer a complete range of technical and consulting services designed to meet the needs of each individual client.
Implementation:
Comprehensive implementation services are offered by Microsoft partners. For additional information please contact your local Microsoft Dynamics SL professional.
Training:
Training for Microsoft Dynamics and Related Business Products

Whether you're just beginning to learn about Microsoft Dynamics or a related business product, or are a seasoned veteran in need of a quick refresher, Microsoft provides a wealth of training opportunities designed to increase your knowledge and productivity. From classroom to Internet-based learning, Microsoft and Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions provide high-quality training when you need it, and how you need it.

E-Learning

Online E-Learning for Microsoft Dynamics and related business products is available to the public through Microsoft Learning. E-Learning for Microsoft Dynamics provides a simple and effective way for you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take E-Learning to improve your technical product skills or learn application functionality to prepare for a new job or a certification exam. E-Learning also gives you an opportunity to fully understand and apply the potential of all the features and functions of the Microsoft Dynamics products.

Classroom Training

Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions provide classroom training in regions worldwide. A live, interactive training environment facilitated by Microsoft Certified Trainers will help you gain a solid understanding of Microsoft Dynamics and related business products. Courses range from introductory information to advanced topics. You'll see demonstrations, hear presentations, gain product expertise, and participate in hands-on activities. You can also learn from discussions with other attendees.

Additional customer and partner training options

As a benefit of being enrolled in the Business Ready Enhancement Plan or other customer service plan, Microsoft Dynamics customers can access unlimited online training by logging on to Customer Source. Partners enrolled in a Partner Service Plan for Microsoft Dynamics also receive unlimited organization access to online training through Partner Source Unlimited online training includes the following new benefits for all customers and partners enrolled in a service plan for Microsoft Dynamics.

  • E-Learning: Get convenient and thorough online training on specific topic areas such as how to use a product module from anywhere, at any time. This training is available in the English language only.
  • Training materials: Download training materials that can be used as a study tool or as a desktop reference. These materials are available in multiple languages.
  • Training materials and local functionality: Ongoing addendums available for select training material titles are designed to deliver content about local functionality within a given country. These materials are available primarily in English, and also in some in other languages.
  • "What's New" training materials: Use these materials to get up to speed when your company updates to a new product version. These update aids are available in English, with a few titles translated into other languages. This content is available in a printed manual format. For some product versions, the content is available as E-Learning.
  • Learning Plans: Take advantage of training roadmaps that help individuals easily find the training they need. These roadmaps outline every training and certification option available for each Microsoft Dynamics product module (available in English language only).
Support:
Microsoft Dynamics Support

Take advantage of award-winning support services to help keep your people working efficiently: Self and peer support options offer your team around-the-clock access to online assistance, product updates, tips and tricks, support hot topics, and more. Customer Source is a password-protected site for customers using Microsoft Dynamics and related business products, provided as a benefit of a service plan. Use it to search the knowledge base, download updates, view online training and find other information resources virtually 24 hours a day.

When personal support is required, service technicians can resolve most requests quickly and directly, and Microsoft guarantees a specific response time on others. In addition, you can count on ongoing support from your local Microsoft service partner. With Business Ready Customer Care Microsoft has established a new standard for customer service by extending support for the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions beyond industry practices--to a full 10 years of extended product support.

This initiative is an example of the unyielding commitment that Microsoft has to its Microsoft Dynamics customers. As a Microsoft Dynamics customer, you can be assured your solutions will continue to be supported as your business grows and evolves. Service offerings may vary by country. If you live outside of the United States or Canada, please visit the Microsoft Dynamics worldwide locations page or contact your local channel partner for more information on available service options.

Service plans for Microsoft Dynamics also include service and support for related software that may be packaged with the license, such as Crystal Reports or Microsoft FRx. The Microsoft Dynamics public community enables partners and customers to solve real-world problems through a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, experience, and resources. Visit the Microsoft Dynamics Community. Every Microsoft Dynamics partner offers a wide range of support options that can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.
Application Development:
Many Microsoft Dynamics partners offer applications development services to tailor Dynamics SL to your specific requirements. For additional information please contact a Dynamics SL partner.
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