Microsoft Dynamics SL is the project-focused ERP solution for project-driven organizations, and as such, the project management functionality found in the Business Essentials edition of Microsoft Dynamics SL is all that most organizations will require. However, if your organization has unique, specialized, or highly demanding project management needs, then you’ll want the Advanced Management edition of Microsoft Dynamics SL. In our last SL blog entry, we discussed the project management modules that come with the Advanced Management edition of Microsoft Dynamics SL. But in addition, the following modules are available a la carte with the Advanced Management edition of Microsoft Dynamics SL:
- Contract Management
- Resource Management
- Project Budgeting
- Time and Expense for Projects
- Microsoft Project Connector
The Communicator module provides automated alerts that keep you informed of pending deadlines, required approvals, escalating costs, and eroding margins, making it easier to intervene proactively to ensure that projects and profits stay on track. The Contract Management module streamlines time-consuming contract management tasks and enables you to increase the productivity of subcontractor interactions for even the most complex projects. The Resource Management module empowers you to track personnel availability, billable time, revenues, and the realization of established utilization goals.
The Project Budgeting module gives you powerful budgeting tools that enable you to significantly increase your project’s profitability. The Time and Expense for Projects module delivers accurate and timely cost information that gives you the precise information you need to make better, more informed decisions. And the Microsoft Project Connector gives you tight integration if you are using Microsoft Project.