Beyond Dynamics SL: Unlocking New Horizons with Acumatica Cloud ERP

For many years, Microsoft Dynamics SL has been a steady, reliable solution in the world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, particularly beneficial for project-driven small to medium-sized enterprises. As a multifunctional platform, Dynamics SL has assisted businesses with crucial tasks like project management, finance, and accounting. However, as was announced last year, Microsoft has discontinued mainstream support for Dynamics SL 2018 as of January 9th, 2024. Now, many companies are considering their options moving forward.

End-of-life (EOL) for a software product like Dynamics SL means that Microsoft will no longer provide updates, service packs, or fixes for any issues that may arise, whether they are functional or security-related. While users can leverage extended support that continues until 2028 at an additional cost, this cessation of mainstream support raises considerable concerns for businesses that rely heavily on the software, as any unresolved vulnerabilities or functionality problems could potentially disrupt their operations.

Have You Looked at Acumatica?


If you are considering alternatives for Dynamics SL, Acumatica Cloud ERP is a compelling option for any type of project-based businesses. This modern ERP solution provides several key benefits that are tailored to meet the needs of growing companies like yours:

  • Single Source of Truth: Acumatica facilitates centralizing data across all departments, ensuring that everyone in the organization has access to the same accurate, real-time information. This consolidation helps in making informed decisions swiftly and efficiently.
  • Modern Technology Platform: Built on a cloud-based infrastructure, Acumatica allows for seamless access and management of business operations from anywhere in the world. This flexibility is essential for today’s mobile and dynamic business environments.
  • Flexible Licensing Model: Unlike traditional ERP systems that often require hefty upfront investments, Acumatica offers a flexible licensing model, charging based on resource usage rather than per user. This adaptability supports business scalability and growth without the pressure of significant additional expenses.

Acumatica Features that Dynamics SL Users Will Love

Dynamics SL users considering a transition to Acumatica ERP will find several familiar features that will make the switch smoother and more appealing. Acumatica provides a host of functionalities that resonate well with the core capabilities of Dynamics SL, ensuring that users do not miss out on the features they have come to rely on, while also offering new enhancements that can transform their business processes.

  • Project Management and Accounting: Acumatica excels in offering comprehensive project management and accounting modules, similar to Dynamics SL. This allows users to maintain control over project costs, manage budgets, and ensure proper billing and accounting practices. What sets Acumatica apart is its integration across other modules and real-time data updates, which provide more accurate and current financial insights.
  • Customization and Scalability: Dynamics SL users are accustomed to a certain level of customization, and Acumatica does not disappoint in this area. It offers a highly configurable platform that adapts to the unique needs of businesses. Moreover, as companies grow, Acumatica’s scalability ensures that the ERP system grows with them, accommodating new business demands without the need for a complete system overhaul
  • User-Friendly Interface: Both Dynamics SL and Acumatica prioritize a user-friendly interface, but Acumatica takes this a step further with a modern, intuitive design that delivers an enhanced user experience and familiarity for users of modern software. The interface is designed to reduce learning curves, improve efficiency, and enable users to access critical information and tools faster and more efficiently.
  • And if you have a Manufacturing business: Just like Dynamics SL, Acumatica supports manufacturing processes with comprehensive features for managing supply chains, production planning, and materials requirements. This ensures a continuity of service for businesses moving from Dynamics SL, with added benefits such as improved scalability and the ability to integrate with other business systems.

Acumatica ensures that former Dynamics SL users feel at home while benefiting from advanced capabilities that enhance productivity and operational efficiency. Moving to a modern platform also delivers more power, flexibility, and potential for growth.

Tack to Acumatica with an Experienced Partner You Can Trust


Tack to Acumatica

Moving to a new ERP system is a significant undertaking for any business. It is crucial to choose a partner who not only understands both Dynamics SL and Acumatica deeply but also appreciates the nuances of your specific business needs.

Gale Force Consulting is an experienced partner who can guide you through the process of migrating to Acumatica. We offer expert insights and support to ensure that your transition is as smooth and beneficial as possible. If you are considering upgrading from Dynamics SL, now is the perfect time to explore how Acumatica can benefit your business.

Contact Gale Force Consulting today to learn how you can make a seamless transition to a modern, scalable ERP solution tailored to your business needs.