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Project Work Orders Made Easy

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Project users can find themselves in a bit of a quandary when working with materials.  Microsoft Dynamics® SL is an excellent project accounting system. It is also a fine materials management system.  However, it may fall a bit short of the mark for those organizations with requirements that intersect project accounting and materials management.

SSi has turned to the Project Work (PWO) third party application in these instances.  First and foremost it allows for the invoicing of materials taken from inventory, time, and expenses on a single Flexible Billings invoice. 

Additionally, it allows for the existence of a PWO that exists in parallel to the conventional Microsoft Dynamics SL project.  The costs associated with the materials for the project are collected within the PWO and flow through to the project.  This permits one to evaluate the profitability of the material side independent of the more conventional services one typically sees in a project.

PWO contains various planning tools.  One may assign materials to a PWO for planning purposes prior to performing a final assignment to the PWO.  This provides visibility into material availability as well as any shortages that may exist.

PWO may be used in conjunction with the inventory, bill-of-material, and serial and lot tracking capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics SL.  Additionally, it complements the Microsoft Dynamics SL’s manufacturing processes.  Finally, the material management capabilities can be extended beyond the walls of the organization to total supply chain management.

SSi Consulting is a Gold-Certified partner serving customers in the Mid-Atlantic area offering hosted Microsoft Dynamics® GP and Microsoft Dynamics® SL at very low monthly rates. Whether you need accounting software, job cost accounting, help with your wholesale/distribution supply chain, or business management solutions for non-profits, SSi Consulting is your total solution provider.

This blog post was written by Larry Contillo, CPA, MBA of SSi Consulting, Mid Atlantic Microsoft Dynamics Partner

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