Cloud is changing the way small and medium-sized companies do business. But what is cloud and what does it mean for ERP?
The Innovation Cycle
Business process automation has evolved with the invention of new disruptive technologies. Companies that harness the power of new technology are able to gain an advantage over competitors. The key is knowing when to adopt – too soon and you will spend more time on technology than your business – too late and you will be at a competitive disadvantage.
Innovation and ERP
ERP has evolved from the days of clunky user interface, to the early days of SaaS, to the promise of Cloud ERP software. Key technological improvements driving ERP change include moving from DOS to Windows, maturation of web technology, internet ubiquity, server virtualization, and the proliferation of mobile devices. These technologies have shaped new software that allows employees to work anywhere, on any device with a browser.
Want your business to grow? This infographic illustrates seven ways Acumatica can help.[Click to continue...]
Robust reporting systems, ease of use, and comprehensive functionality are among the reasons customers choose Acumatica, explains Edgar Lee, General Manager of SABRE Information. In this blog post, SABRE (its Singapore Headquarter's Acumatica Product Support & Development Division team pictured here) tells us how it easily customizes solutions on the Acumatica platform to help clients succeed.[Click to continue...]
Changing from one ERP system to another might sound like a daunting prospect, but Puerto Rican cell phone company Open Mobile proves it can be a painless process. The telecommunications company has 18 stores, hundreds of employees, and tens of thousands of customers. It used to have an outdated financial system, until it paired with Acumatica.[Click to continue...]
The vertical world used to be a simple. Healthcare. Manufacturing. Pharmaceuticals. But that world is evolving rapidly. Industries and businesses are increasingly expecting software to match their complicated and diverse needs.
If a vendor claimed to have a vertical solution 10 years ago, no one challenged that. These days, claiming to have a “manufacturing” vertical, for example, is simply not accurate anymore. In fact, manufacturing is such a mature software market that we should look at it as a horizontal. Within that, you can probably find two dozen or more micro verticals.[Click to continue...]
It's here! Acumatica 4.1 was officially launched at our 2013 Partner Summit in Leesburg, Virginia this week. CEO Yury Larichev welcomed more than 280 partner attendees to the summit and announced the official launch of Version 4.1, our most user-friendly product yet.
The key theme this release issimplicity.[Click to continue...]
In yesterday’s post, Doug Hollenback of Intuitive TEK explained why he chose to partner with Acumatica. Today, he talks about the onboarding process and how the partnership is built for success.
Acumatica’s Onboarding Process
Acumatica’s onboarding process was very smooth. We worked with some great Acumatica staff to ensure that we had the information, materials, and processes to make our partnership successful. The Acumatica training was top notch: Intense, but very valuable. We did a combination of on-site training and online Acumatica University classes followed by instructor reviews.
Our background made it easy for us to get up to speed on Acumatica’s system quickly. The usual training process is around three months, but we did it in half that time. We had Acumatica train three of our consultants, a process that took three weeks. We even pulled consultants off of billable projects, but it was certainly worth the investment. They received certification in the core Acumatica solution and then took additional specialized courses, such as project accounting and distribution, for elective credits to be certified broadly across the applications.[Click to continue...]
When our company, Intuitive Technologies, was looking for a vendor to launch a cloud ERP component of our business, I expected the research process to be intense, which it was. I expected to narrow our options down to a couple of vendors, which I did. I did not expect that one vendor would stand head and shoulders above the competition, making the choice a “no-brainer,” but that’s exactly what happened. Acumatica offered us such a strong partnership opportunity that there was no way we could pass it up.
I had been implementing and selling Tier 1 Oracle ERP products for over 13 years; before that I was a controller for a series of small businesses, including a non-profit. My friend Brian Storrs implemented and sold Oracle with me, but eventually broke away and formed Intuitive TEK to sell and implement Adaptive Planning, a SaaS forecasting, planning, and budgeting solution. Intuitive TEK was hugely successful from the beginning, closing more than 100 deals in the first couple of years.
Brian asked me to come on board and help develop an accounting-focused cloud ERP solution for Intuitive TEK to market – using the same model he was using for the Adaptive Planning side of the business. We needed a quality ERP vendor to partner with. I began my due diligence and researched various cloud ERP options. Eventually, I narrowed the options down to three vendors with the most traction in the cloud space: FinancialForce.com, NetSuite, and Acumatica.[Click to continue...]
Is charging Cloud ERP by the number of users rather than by the amount of Cloud ERP they use fair?
Fairness is something we all want and expect. Whether it’s buying a new car or paying monthly bills, everybody believes in receiving a quality product at a reasonable price. It only makes sense! When things are unfair, we all know it. Why should you get charged for growing your business?
It wouldn’t make sense if your water utility bill was based on the number of plants you have in your yard rather than the amount of water you use per month. What if you want to expand your garden add new plants? It’d be unfair if you had to pay for every extra flower you add.
When Christmas rolls around, your electricity bill shouldn’t be based on each individual person that admires your Christmas lights. That would be unfair. It only makes sense to pay for the total amount of electricity you use.
If you decided to throw a party, would it be fair if the number of guests in your home determined the size of your mortgage? You shouldn’t be penalized for having additional people in your household. Your mortgage should be based on the total value of your home.[Click to continue...]
Acumatica is the heartbeat of many organizations! In this new video, Ali Jani, VP of Product Management, discusses Acumatica's revolutionary software and how organizations can benefit from it. This is the eleventh video in the Acumatica Employee Video Series.
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