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Microsoft Dynamics SL Features and Editions
Overview

With the introduction of BRL (Business Ready Licensing), Microsoft Dynamics SL is available in two editions, Business Essential and Advanced Management.

Each of these edition are pre-bundled with Microsoft Dynamics SL functionality scaled for your business.  If you require modules or functionality in addition to the what is provided in the edition you choose, you have the flexibility to add select components.

On This Page
How to evaluate editions How to evaluate editions
Business intelligence and reporting Business intelligence and reporting
Collaborative workspace Collaborative workspace
Configuration and development Configuration and development
Customer relationship management Customer relationship management
Field service management Field service management
Financial management Financial management
Human resources management Human resources management
Manufacturing Manufacturing
Project accounting Project accounting
Supply chain management Supply chain management
   

How to evaluate editions

KEY:

Feature
Fact sheets are linked to where available, marked with these symbols that indicate file formats:

icon_Acrobat.gif = Portable Document Format
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

icon_xps.gif = XML Paper Specification
View and generate XPS

Feature included = Feature included

Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options = Feature available with Advanced Management Enterprise options.
You must have the Advanced Management edition to get features marked Advanced Management Enterprise only.

Feature Available to add on to either edition = Feature Available to add on to either edition.

Business intelligence and reporting

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Crystal Reports Crystal Reports
316 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Crystal Reports
356 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


FRx Currency Translator


Feature included


Feature included


FRx Desktop Users (1 user)


Feature included


Feature included


FRx Professional



Feature included


FRx Report Manager



Feature included


FRx Report Server (first copy)



Feature included


FRx WebPort (1User)



Feature included


Key Performance Indicators



Feature included


Microsoft Forecaster Professional (includes 1 named user)
AcrobatSL_FRx.doc
136 KB
Portable Document Format file



Feature included


Sarbanes-Oxley Accelerator



Feature included


Business Information Optimization (BIO) Advanced
Crystal ReportsSL_BIO_Advanced.doc
757 KB
Portable Document Format file




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Business Information Optimization (BIO) Extender
Crystal ReportsSL_BIO_Extender.doc
862 KB
Portable Document Format file




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Business Information Optimization (BIO) Foundation
Crystal ReportsSL_BIO_Foundation.doc
754 KB
Portable Document Format file




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Business Information Optimization (BIO) Vue Users




Feature Available to add on to either edition

FRx Report Designer Users (1 additional concurrent user)




Feature Available to add on to either edition

FRx Report Designer Users (4 additional concurrent users)




Feature Available to add on to either edition

FRx Drill Down Viewer (per named user)




Feature Available to add on to either edition

FRx Report Launcher (per named user)




Feature Available to add on to either edition

FRx Report Server (first engine)




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

FRx Report Server (per additional engine)




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

FRx WebPort (1 WebPort user/Advanced Management user)




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

FRx WebPort License (additional block of 10 WebPort users)




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Microsoft Forecaster Professional (per each additional named user)
Crystal ReportsSL_FRx Forecaster.doc
272 KB
Portable Document Format file




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Microsoft Forecaster Unlimited user pack




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Collaborative workspace

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Business Portal
AcrobatBusiness Portal
313 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gifBusiness Portal
357 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature included


Business Portal Named Employee Users (1)



Feature included


Business Portal Named Employee Users (various ranges)




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

BP Named Vendor/Customer Users (various ranges)




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Configuration and development

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

System Manager
/icon_acrobat.gifsol_system manager.pdf
202 KB


Feature included


Feature included


Customization Manager
AcrobatCustomization Manager
308 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Customization Manager
349 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Microsoft Dynamics SL Tools for Visual Basic
AcrobatMicrosoft Dynamics SL Tools for Visual Basic
231 KB
Portable Document Format file

/icon_xps.gif Microsoft Dynamics SL Tools for Visual Basic
265 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

E-commerce Gateway EDI
AcrobatE-commerce Gateway EDI
251 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif E-commerce Gateway EDI
282 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Web Order
Crystal Reportssol_web_order.pdf
393 KB
Portable Document Format file




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Customer relationship management

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Professional Sales, customer service, and marketing

Crystal ReportsCRMprodatasheet.pdf
2.2 MB
Portable Document Format file



Feature included

User-based licensing required


Note

Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be purchased through the Microsoft Volume Licensing program as an add on to the Business Essentials edition.

Field service management

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Service Dispatch
AcrobatService Dispatch
232 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Service Dispatch
263 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Equipment Maintenance
AcrobatEquipment Maintenance
231 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Equipment Maintenance
268 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Flat Rate Pricing
AcrobatFlat Rate Pricing
239 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Flat Rate Pricing
280 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Service Contracts
AcrobatService Contracts
227 KB
Portable Document Format

icon_xps.gif Service Contracts
264 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Financial management

Note

Advanced Management Enterprise only options are not available for financial management.

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Accounts Payable
AcrobatAccounts Payable
281 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Accounts Payable
333 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Accounts Receivable
AcrobatAccounts Receivable
290 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Accounts Receivable
331 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Bank Reconciliation
AcrobatBank Reconciliation
230 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Bank Reconciliation
285 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Currency Manager
AcrobatCurrency Manager
273 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Currency Manager
309 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


General Ledger
AcrobatGeneral Ledger
242 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif General Ledger
284 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Multi-Company
AcrobatMulti-Company
266 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Multi-Company
307 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Cash Manager
AcrobatCash Manager
359 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Cash Manager
397 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature included


Application Server
AcrobatApplication Server
287 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Application Server
317 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Financial Statement Translation
AcrobatFinancial Statement Translation
254 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Financial Statement Translation
293 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Human resources management

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Advanced Payroll
AcrobatAdvanced Payroll
315 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Advanced Payroll
351 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Payroll with Direct Deposit
AcrobatPayroll with Direct Deposit
358 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Payroll with Direct Deposit
395 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Time & Attendance for Business Portal




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Manufacturing

Note

Advanced Management Enterprise only options are not available for manufacturing.

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Bill of Material
AcrobatBill of Material
304 KB
Portable Document Format file

/icon_xps.gif Bill of Material
330 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature included


Work Order
AcrobatWork Order
227 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Work Order
269 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature Available to add on to either edition

Project accounting

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Mobile Time and Expense for Projects/Timekeeper



Feature included


Project Controller
AcrobatProject Controller
361 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Project Controller
382 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature included


Time and Expense for Projects (75 Employee Pack)
Acrobat Time and Expense for Projects
252 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Time and Expense for Projects
292 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature included


Analyzer
AcrobatAnalyzer
371 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Analyzer
411 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Communicator
AcrobatCommunicator
263 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Communicator
302 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Contract Management
AcrobatContract Management
294 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Contract Management
332 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Employee Utilization
AcrobatEmployee Utilization
258 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Employee Utilization
298 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Flexible Billings
AcrobatFlexible Billings
280 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Flexible Billings
315 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature Included


Microsoft Office Project Controller




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Project Allocator
AcrobatAllocator
212 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Allocator
249 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature Included


Project Budgeting
AcrobatProject Budgeting
229 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Project Budgeting
259 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Project Self Service Suite for Business Portal



Feature Included


Time and Expense for Projects - Additional Unlimited Employee Pack
AcrobatTime and Expense for Projects
252 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Time and Expense for Projects
292 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Supply chain management

Feature Business Essentials Advanced Management Available to add on

Inventory
AcrobatInventory
230 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Inventory
258 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Order Management
AcrobatOrder Management
329 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Order Management
359 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Purchasing
AcrobatPurchasing
231 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Purchasing
271 KB
XML Paper Specification

Order to Purchase
AcrobatOrder to Purchase
238 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Order to Purchase
252 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature included


Feature included


Landed Cost
AcrobatLanded Cost
350 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Landed Cost
385 KB
XML Paper Specification


Feature Included


Feature included


Requisitions
Acrobat Requisitions
287 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Requisitions
314 KB
XML Paper Specification



Feature included


Advanced Shipment Management
AcrobatAdvanced Shipment Management
230 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Advanced Shipment Management
269 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Inventory Replenishment
AcrobatInventory Replenishment
250 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Inventory Replenishment
290 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only

Orders to Purchase
Acrobat Orders to Purchase
238 KB
Portable Document Format file

icon_xps.gif Orders to Purchase
252 KB
XML Paper Specification




Feature avilable with advanced managment enterprice options

Advanced Management Enterprise only