What is the Next Step When You Need More Functionality than Microsoft Dynamics SL Offers?
Microsoft Dynamics SL is a trusted, reliable ERP system that meets the needs of many growing manufacturers, distributors, and services firms. If you have been using Dynamics SL, it has probably been instrumental in growing your business. But what is the next step?
It’s time to move beyond pure growth and achieve true evolution. It’s time to choose a modern, evolution-ready ERP solution. It’s time for Acumatica ERP.
Microsoft Dynamics SL was developed during the 1980s, and although updates have been frequent, there are some aspects of the software that are unlikely ever to be fully modernized.
The most important aspect that is unlikely to change is the underlying code for Dynamics SL. Because Dynamics SL’s proprietary code can be extremely costly to integrate with modern add-ons and other agile solutions, it is no longer the best choice for today’s hyperconnected business landscape.
If you need to connect to the latest cloud-based solutions to gain insight into real-time reporting and updates from anywhere; or if you require integrations with specific cloud solutions, datasets, or apps, you, should consider switching to a modern solution like Acumatica ERP.
Modern ERP solutions like Acumatica ERP deliver the same business-building tools and functions you rely on, and they also provide the connected, mobile experience modern companies require.
Acumatica will connect front office with back office, and crucial business management applications (such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, Manufacturing, Service Management, Project Accounting, and Business Intelligence) are fully integrated.
Acumatica allows you to update information securely from anywhere, at any time, using virtually any device with an internet connection.
Acumatica offers a wealth of functions designed to meet the precise business needs of many different industries, and the low-cost and rapid installation of today’s API-enabled add-ons make it feasible to use different, tailored solutions during different stages of your company’s evolution.
Acumatica gives you predictable pricing with low up-front capital expenditure. Unique and flexible deployment and licensing options make it easy to organize your data on your terms and scale as your company grows.
What about Microsoft’s Cloud Solution?
By now you’re probably wondering if a cloud solution from Microsoft would be as good a choice as Acumatica. It’s true, Microsoft does offer Microsoft Dynamics 365. Microsoft claims that Dynamics 365 will “soon” have the functionality that users of Dynamics SL require, but it doesn’t yet, and there is no telling when it will.
If you currently own Microsoft Dynamics SL, you have a couple of options. You can continue to use Dynamics SL and wait to see if Dynamics 365 will eventually have the features you need or you can make the move now to a modern ERP solution designed from the ground up to operate in the cloud and designed to grow and evolve with your business needs in the years ahead.
You may be tempted just to take a wait and see attitude, but is that the best choice for your business? Perhaps. But you’ll only be sure of that if you do the research and ask the hard questions. As in all business decisions, especially the decisions about high-ticket items like ERPs, you must carefully weigh the pros and cons of each option, so you know that your eventual choice is strategic and best serves the goals and objectives of your company.
Three steps to take before you make your ERP decision
Examine other distinctive players in the market that could meet your needs. Find out what they offer. Acumatica is by no means the only solution available; there’s also Dynamics 365 and many other ERPs.
What do you wish your current ERP system could do? Keep these wishes in mind while assessing other solutions. If none of the available alternatives exactly meets your needs, consider a solution, like Acumatica, that offers flexibility, adaptability, and a philosophy of openness.
Acumatica’s modern ERP offers:
Flexible deployment options. Choose private cloud or fully managed cloud, with the ability to change your mind later as your needs change.
Unlimited learning opportunities. From the free Open University, which offers hands-on learning with a free copy of Acumatica, to the regional user groups, the free Acumatica Help Portal, and more, you and your staff can continue to build your skills.
A robust, adaptable platform. The Acumatica Cloud xRP platform can act as the foundation for your client offerings, and it can also seamlessly meet your development needs for your Acumatica solution.
Unlimited user access. With Acumatica, you only pay for the resources you use. There is no extra cost for adding occasional users (e.g., partners, clients, vendors, auxiliary employees, and other part-time users.)
An industry-standard development framework. Acumatica runs on the .NET framework, which is known and understood by most developers thus lowering your development costs, increasing your third-party solution options, and making it simpler for you to tailor-fit your ERP solution’s capabilities to your needs.
A cutting-edge tech tool. As a technology company, 75% of Acumatica’s employees work in R&D. Therefore, Acumatica is able to bring the latest technology to mid-market businesses, including blockchain, machine learning, and natural language processing. Acumatica’s progress shows no sign of slowing.
These features are the reason Dynamics SL users choose to switch to Acumatica’s modern ERP.
In our experience, Dynamics SL users have been impressed with the increased flexibility they get after switching to Acumatica. Ask us about the many testimonials we’ve received from these satisfied customers.
Ready to Make Your Move?
If you’re ready to transform your business with the flexibility, performance, and cutting-edge capability that a modern ERP like Acumatica offers, you’ll be glad to hear that there are migration options available to help you transfer your data from Microsoft Dynamics SL to Acumatica ERP.
Acumatica has the robust ERP capabilities you need, and Dynamic Tech Services has the experience and expertise to make your ERP dreams a reality.
Dynamic Tech Services has helped businesses across a wide range of industries implement and tailor both Dynamics SL and Acumatica ERP. With our extensive team certified in both Dynamics SL and Acumatica, Dynamic Tech Services has the knowledge and experience to assist you with your smooth and successful migration to your modern ERP.
Contact Dynamic Tech Services to set up a consultation.