KIRKLAND, WA—April 24, 2013—Acumatica, a leading global provider of cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and financial software, has launched “Acumatica University,” an online learning management system, making it easier and faster for its global partner channel network to be trained and certified on Acumatica’s cloud ERP products.
Acumatica teamed up with Litmos (a CallidusCloud company) to use their cloud-based learning management system as the basis for the University. Acumatica channel partners now have anytime, anywhere access to product training courses, training videos, knowledge assessment exams, and satisfaction surveys from any web-browser, including mobile access from iOS and Android devices.
Since Acumatica University’s pilot launch in January 2013, more than 350 individuals from over 100 channel partner firms (in 20 countries) have actively engaged in taking product training courses, and becoming certified on Acumatica’s award-winning financial, distribution, project, and technical platform suites. The University currently offers 65 courses covering 100 hours of learning that includes 40 training videos. To date, over 770 courses have been completed by channel partners globally.
Expectations are high for extending the use and content of Acumatica University. Both the amount of training content, and number of channel partners using the University, are expected to double before the end of 2013. The online University is complimented by instructor-led live training events, offered in the Spring and Fall each year.
In addition to deep product implementation and usage training, the University also offers channel partner enablement courses, which help to ramp and on-board new partners through the Acumatica sales and marketing operations process. Also being added to the University are webinars describing Acumatica’s partner/ISV solutions, which add value to Acumatica customer installations by offering vertical and point solutions.
Valery Hill, Director of Product Management, is thrilled about the success of Acumatica University. “It has been rewarding to see the development of Acumatica University. It has advanced quicker than I expected and could not be happier with the progress. We hope to gain more users and significantly improve the knowledge of individuals about Acumatica.”
“We take product education and training seriously at Acumatica for a very simplistic reason,” said Skip Reardon, Manager of Educational Technology and Training Programs. “The more educated our channel partners become about our products and solutions, the more confident and successful they’ll be in demonstrating Acumatica to prospective customers, and the easier it will be for them to implement our cloud ERP solutions. The sooner our channel partners can be trained and certified, the higher their margins become, which leads to quicker profitability and ROI for them.”
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Founded in 2008, Acumatica is the fastest-growing provider of adaptable cloud ERP applications for small and midsized businesses (SMBs), offering financials, distribution, CRM, and project accounting suites. Acumatica Cloud Platform, the technology development platform, gives ISVs and OEMs competitive advantage and fast time-to-market for developing and integrating cloud-based apps using industry standard tools. Unlike other SaaS ERP vendors, Acumatica is the only cloud ERP solution to offer businesses unparalleled adaptability, from choice of deployment, to device independence, to unlimited users, to licensing, integration, and customization options. Delivered through a global channel partner network of VARs, ISVs, and OEMs, Acumatica is available in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with global affiliates in Europe, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Based in Kirkland, Washington, Acumatica has been named a Red Herring Top 100 Global Tech Company. Learn more by visiting the new www.acumatica.com.
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