If you are not sure where to start your research into a new or replacement ERP solution, this is a good place to start.
On this page, you will find answers to questions like: What is a modern ERP system? Should you evaluate getting a new one? Where do you start? What about the Cloud? What are the benefits and costs of a Cloud Solution?
If you already have an idea of what ERP is and what a new system can do for you, you can take this link to jump ahead to the Evaluation phase: Evaluating ERP.
Where do we start? How do we start to evaluate and select between ERP systems? Whether it’s a small job shop or a multi-national corporation, companies implementing ERP are all facing these questions and challenges.
To help you get started, read the guide, “Navigating ERP Selection and Implementation: A 5-Step Process”. This guide will provide solid steps to success with expert tips on navigating the selection and implementation process.Show Next
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) goes beyond just accounting by adding the ability to handle inventory management, CRM, and other important areas of the organization. ERP has audit trails and facilitates the decision-making process, and that is where a small business online accounting system starts to falter.
To find out more, read this blog from AccountingLibrary.com, “ERP Software System Selection: Upgrading from Accounting To ERP”.Show Next
ERP can work for a startups as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. A recent study of 700 small- to mid-sized businesses by SMB Group uncovered some of the progressive strategies shared by almost 30% of those companies that use technology to drive business growth. One of those strategies is that they leverage technology to streamline business processes, control costs, and get better decision-making insights.
Watch this 25-minute webinar from the SMB Group, “Business Technology and Growth”.
Cloud computing uses the Internet to provide shared computing resources for a multitude of different uses, from file and document sharing to business-critical applications like CRM and ERP. Hosting companies can pool Internet-based hardware resources to run business software (often referred to as “Software as a Service” or SaaS), making them more cost effective for small- and mid-sized organizations by eliminating the up-front capital expenses of hardware and software licenses and replacing them with a monthly fee for licensing and maintenance.
Find out why so many businesses are turning to the cloud to run their mission-critical applications in “Benefits of the Cloud” from Acumatica.
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No, they are definitely not the same. There is no standard that clearly defines “Cloud”, so many software companies claim they sell a “cloud product” when they are really just selling their old product with a web server in front of it. “True cloud” means the product was designed from the ground up so that all functionality is accessible through the internet using a standard browser without the need for additional software licensing or client apps.
Do not be fooled by false promises. Read this eBook on “Clearing the ERP Clouds”.Show Next
A data breach is where sensitive, protected, or confidential data was viewed or stolen. Oddly enough, most reported data breaches have been to companies that keep their data on servers hosted in their facility. It turns out that, as a rule, storing data on the Cloud is more secure than having it on your own servers.
Lack of security in the cloud is not the only myth about using the Cloud. See our blog, “Debunking 4 Popular Myths About the Cloud”.
If you choose to implement Acumatica using the SaaS model, it will be hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Reputable cloud ERP providers like AWS “bet their business” on top-notch security.
Cloud ERP refers to leveraging shared computing resources on the Internet to administer and run a company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software as a SaaS solution. This allows access to the application at any time from any location using any device. True cloud applications require no software to be installed on the user’s device except commonly used browsers.
To learn more about Cloud ERP, visit our “What is Cloud ERP?” webpage.Show Next
Whether a company with an existing on-premises ERP system should move to the cloud or at least consider the cloud when it is time to replace their existing ERP system is a big question. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of deployment options.
To help you decide on which deployment option is right for your organization, read the guide: “Should I move my ERP to the cloud?”Show Next
All modern ERP systems offer organizations many advanced features for managing their business and their finances, from point of sale to financials to inventory management. User interfaces and reports are clean, customizable, and can be tailored to the needs of each staff member.
For a brief overview of what Acumatica has to offer, take the three minute Acumatica Cloud ERP Software Product Tour.
Cloud ERP has been proven to reduce costs in many ways because it:
Beyond cost savings, the benefits of Cloud ERP include:
To find out more about the benefits of how Cloud ERP can help your organization, read the blog, “Four Advantages of Cloud ERP”Show Next
A 2016 report from Nucleus Research found that cloud application projects deliver more than twice the ROI of on-premises ones.
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Since our founding in 2008, we have seen companies who have been transformed by adopting Acumatica’s Cloud ERP solution. Retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and service management are just a few of the industries who have reported measurable, positive results with our Cloud ERP product.
Learn how companies in your industry successfully accelerated their business with Acumatica.
Whether deployed on premises or in the cloud, the price quote you receive from your ERP vendor may not reflect all the real costs of implementing the new system. And it’s not because they were hiding anything from you, they are just costs you might not have anticipated.
For instance, have you thought about how much time you and your staff have spent in meetings and evaluations on this project? How much of their time have you budgeted for training on the new system? Or how much time will it take to customize the system to your company’s unique workflows?
We want you to know and anticipate ALL the costs of implementing a new ERP system. Download our free guide, “The seven hidden costs of ERP”.Show Next
To properly prepare for an ERP implementation, you need to assemble a team from your staff that will help you select and coordinate with the software vendor’s implementation efforts and ensure the implementation goes smoothly. Your team should consist of an executive sponsor, a project leader, and team members from across your organization.
To help you with your ERP implementation, read our free guide, “Building the best ERP project team”.
Your ERP system is at the heart of your business and nobody looks forward to a heart transplant. Yet, if the system is not supporting the needs of the business, has become too expensive to maintain, limits your flexibility, or inhibits customer service, a replacement is the only answer.
Is it time to replace or upgrade your existing ERP system? Download our free guide, “When is it time to replace your ERP system?”Show Next
If you already have an accounting or ERP system installed, your company has already paid for the software license as well as the cost of implementing it. For that reason, your company may not want to invest in a new ERP system.
However, in addition to not getting the benefits afforded by the new technology in a modern ERP, there can also be a substantial “Cost of Doing Nothing”, including:
We have developed a tool for you to calculate your “Cost of Doing Nothing” and choosing to keep your legacy system.