Customer evidence: Learn how switching to Microsoft Dynamics SL benefited other companies
Read how companies benefited by switching to Microsoft Dynamics SL.Contractor Helps Save Lives and Sees 100 Percent ROI with ERP Solution
Based in College Station, Texas, BMI Defense Systems works with program offices and field-level units in the U.S. military to design and manufacture lifesaving force protection equipment. When BMI Defense won a multimillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, it needed an enterprise resource planning system that would meet both its government contracting and light manufacturing needs. The company chose Microsoft Dynamics SL because of its affordability, excellent government contract accounting capabilities, ease of installation, and extensibility. Says Gholson, "Microsoft Dynamics SL handled the government contracting requirements just as well as the Deltek system, but it did a much better job of meeting our light manufacturing needs." "Our company now operates like a much larger firm," says Gholson. "The components of the solution are integrated so that we have much less margin for error and much greater efficiency."Project-Accounting Solution Enhances Data Visibility for Deep-Sea Recovery Company
Phoenix International is an engineering services company that engages in underwater recovery operations worldwide. The company needed to rapidly and accurately estimate job costs and comply with regulations surrounding government-agency bids. “With Deltek, you can’t create customized queries because the software only enables information to be pulled in predefined formats. Plus, the cost of implementation is too high,” explains Larry Mocniak, CFO, Phoenix International. With Microsoft Dynamics SL, the company maintained its competitive edge by easing project accounting, improving auditing processes, and gaining insight to make better business decisions. Phoenix International uses Microsoft Dynamics SL to pass DCAA system audit with ease.Defense Contractor Improves Reporting, Efficiency While Ensuring Contract Compliance
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, CALIBRE is a technology services company with US$100 million in revenue, primarily from contracting with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The company used a Deltek accounting system designed to meet DoD requirements, but the system was difficult to modify and did not give the company the flexibility it needed to manage its business. By switching to Microsoft Dynamics SL, CALIBRE now has an accounting and financial management system that provides on-demand performance and management reporting to its local and remote management while ensuring that the company can comply with the complex reporting and auditing requirements of its government customers. Executives and managers now have easy access to the information they need to operate and grow the business profitably. William Maxwell, Vice President of Finance and Accounting and Controller, CALIBRE explains, “We have nearly doubled both our headcount and our overall revenue since we switched to Microsoft Dynamics SL. That’s how powerful and efficient our system is.”Project-Accounting Software Supports $10 Million Revenue Increase for Growing IT Firm
Located in Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., InScope Solutions is an IT services firm. Identified as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C., area, InScope needed a project-accounting system that could streamline accounting processes and comply with the cost-accounting standards of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Knowing its cost structures, InScope could place highly competitive, accurate, and compliant bids to win more government contracts. InScope researched Deltek, but found the cost of implementation too high. By deploying Microsoft Dynamics SL, InScope has gained US$10 million more in revenue, decreased auditing time by 50 percent and reduced book-closing time by one week.Company Builds Integrated Platform, Boosting Productivity by up to 50 Percent
Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) supplies diagnostic products for helicopter and turbine engines. Seventy-five percent of the company’s revenue comes from government contracts. As IAC began to expand its manufacturing operation, integrating manufacturing and accounting data presented many challenges. The company struggled with the Deltek application; employees were also facing issues in managing projects and scheduling. To overcome these issues, IAC switched to Microsoft Dynamic and Microsoft Office Project Server. As a result, IAC has increased productivity by 10 to 50 percent, expanded manufacturing operations, enhanced employee accountability and communication, and provided a central repository of information.