Project-Based Business Have Special ERP Needs

microsoft-dynamics-sl-capabilitiesFor project-based businesses, the heart of any ERP system is the underlying accounting component. Design and architectural firms, construction companies, government contractors or business management consulting firms – these types of organizations need to track all the activities of their R&D staff, operational teams, marketing department, etc., for various client project or in-house administrative tasks. Most accounting software isn’t built specifically for project work, and most industry-specific solutions lack adequate accounting tools.

Ideally, an ERP solution allows you to view all the moving parts of your project-based company in context, so that you have a good snapshot of what’s going on at all times and the status of your current projects: budget vs. cost, staffing level – things you need to know to keep the project on track and on budget. Microsoft Dynamics SL bridges the gap with comprehensive project management functionality integrated with distribution, service, and robust accounting capabilities. It combines powerful project and financial management capabilities to help businesses deliver services and manage customer demands while ensuring compliance with current accounting regulations.

Where companies will see especially enhanced value is when adopting Microsoft Dynamics SL as part of their Office 365 business solution. The interoperability between Microsoft Dynamics SL and Office 365 provides enhanced productivity, mobility and business intelligence functionality: document management and collaboration, Excel-based analysis, and many other features available in the cloud with Office 365.

Being able to access reports (SQL Reporting Services reports, Microsoft Excel charts and Management Reporter reports) from one central location gives you’re the flexibility to work with any of your preferred devices from anywhere.  You can connect to more than 100 predefined views of your financial data via an interactive screen that allows you to sort and select information, filtering and saving of custom views or connecting to a custom SQL Server® view. The Quick Query Web App provides access to information on smartphones, tablets or desktops machines, giving you a truly portable view of your business data wherever you find yourself working.

Download Microsoft’s capabilities guide for more information.

And contact Accountnet to learn more about how we help project-based companies get started with Microsoft Dynamics SL.