The latest version of Microsoft’s project-focused business management solution for project-driven organizations, Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015, was released in October. There are many new features in this release, but today we’re going to look at those new features that are found at the heart of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015: project enhancements.
Multi-company processing has been enhanced. Project processes, such as allocations and indirect rate calculations, and project reports have been enhanced for users operating across more than one company. Processes and reports that had previously been dependent on the current company are no longer limited in that way. They can now be run for any company from just one login, so you don’t need to change companies to run processes and reports.
Multi-company security has also been enhanced. Project lookup lists now display the project and its associated company, and users now only see company projects if they have access rights to the company. This security feature is also a time-saver, as it can reduce the number of projects seen by users, and it gives users a list of projects that is relevant to them.
Further enhancements have been made to the multi-currency features in the Project series. Now both the company base currency and the project currency are stored for project transactions. When the company base currency and the project currency differ, project transactions, including subcontractor costs and billings, will be tracked in both currencies. Reporting options are available in either the company’s base currency or the project currency.
Accounts payable sales tax applicable to vouchers and adjustment entries now flow from and to the project and task specified in the detail lines. And to make basic resource management easier, there is a new web app that provides a project dashboard view displaying the resources available to assign to projects and tasks, and also displaying projects and tasks available for resource assignment.