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What is Acumatica Studio?

Acumatica Studio is an application development platform for building web-based business applications. Acumatica Studio allows you to modernize your software offering. It’s a powerful tool you can use to create new applications, or to migrate your existing applications to the cloud. Create highly scalable cloud applications. These applications can stand alone, or be integrated as part of a larger offering.

Learn more about Acumatica Studio’s platform components, customization and integration tools, reporting tools, and content management tools. Understand what the system requirements are, how you can license it, and contact us for more.

Platform Components

Key Benefits

Built-In Functionality

Built-in financials, document management, multi-tenancy, security, reporting, and document management save you time so you can rapidly convert your expertise into software programs that run on Cloud technology.

Develop Faster with Built-In Accounting and Financials

Take advantage of pre-integrated accounting objects and modules to deliver business solutions that flow directly to the general ledger, AP, AR, fixed assets, and other modules.

Improve Reach with On-Premise or SaaS Deployments

Applications developed on the Acumatica platform can be deployed on-premise, hosted, or offered as a service (SaaS) in a Cloud environment.

Scale Your Applications Up and Out

Applications inherit multi-tenancy support so they can be centrally managed and upgraded. High application density allows your applications to scale horizontally.

Built-In Security

Cloud security is managed by the platform. Features such as server side logic, detailed access controls, are robust authentication are automatically available to your application.

Flexible Licensing

You can license the Acumatica platform according to your business needs. See our comparison of common licensing options.

Leverage Existing Development Skills

Acumatica Studio is built on top of Microsoft technologies and the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment. This means you can use your existing .NET skills to the cloud.

Browser Compatibility

Your applications are delivered via a presentation layer that includes support for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. This allows you to concentrate on business logic and not worry about browser compatibility.

Server Side Business Logic

With Acumatica Studio, Javascript is only used for handling initial data format validation, GUI related logic, and synchronizing browser content with the application server. All business logic is executed on the application server. Data validation is duplicated on the server to prevent client-side data manipulation.

Built-In Performance

Acumatica Studio has a complex presentation engine that minimizes network traffic by caching static data classes and common elements. This allows your applications to run efficiently over unreliable Internet connections.

Evolve and Customize

Applications developed in Acumatica include built-in customization support. Customizations are stored separately from core application code as meta data. This preserves customizations during upgrades to the core application.

Customization and Integration

Acumatica provides a set of web-based tools that allows you to change the appearance, business logic, and add custom database fields of your deployment. Alterations made using the customization tools are stored as meta-data and preserved during system upgrades. Integration tools allow you to import data from any external service or data source to simplify migrations and build interfaces.

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Visual Customizations

Visual customization tools allow you modify the look and feel of screens by moving, adding, hiding, or deleting screen objects. Once in “customization mode” you can drag screen elements to new locations, enable or disable controls, and change control properties such as the tab order. After completing modifications you can accept and publish your changes.

Functional Customizations

Functional customization tools allow you to change the existing business logic and create new functions which can be linked to screen elements. You can add controls with new business logic or modify the logic associated with existing controls. The functional customization tools allow you to extend or override application business logic to fit your business processes and requirements. Acumatica provides full source code of the business logic layer with the application, enabling developers to extend and customize even more easily.

Database Customizations

Database customization tools allow you to modify data access class properties to add new custom fields or change existing field properties. These changes are monitored by the Acumatica customization engine and automatically propagated to the business objects and database. Using this functionality you can extend the length of existing database fields or add new user defined fields to store business specific information.

Integration Services

A collection of tools that help you tightly integrate Acumatica to external applications and data. Import data from Excel or an external schema such as one provided by Salesforce.com. Create mappings and specify conditions for importing data to accommodate complex requirements.

Reporting Tools

Acumatica includes a set of general purpose reporting tools that can be used to deliver customized views of your business to every department in your organization. Reports can be tailored to meet the information needs of all roles and people in your organization. Reports are delivered in real-time and include only accounts, customers, and data which users are authorized to see.

Acumatica provided a solution to integrate our financial reporting across several systems, currencies, and offices. Since the solution is web-based, it was cost effective to deploy across our international offices.
Samuel Hahn, VP Finance, Parallels
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Dashboards

Dashboards present summarized views of key information using tables, pie charts, and other graphics. Content on all dashboards is dynamically generated to provide real-time results across an entire organization.

Clicking on a web-based dashboard element enables users to drill-down to successively higher levels of detail.

Dashboards can include not only reports and inquiries, but also help screens, announcements, key performance indicators, and wiki articles. Each user can design their own dashboard with little or no training to deliver real-time information, customized for their particular need. Users can customize a “home” dashboard as well a dashboard for each different module.

Integrated Reporting Engine

Acumatica’s integrated reporting engine allows you to retrieve online reports to make better, faster, and more informed decisions. Reports can be produced in HTML, PDF, Excel, and Word formats so they can be easily shared with others. Acumatica supports generation of signed PDF documents and automates report delivery over email.

Prior to running reports, you can specify report parameters as well as output requirements. After the report is created, you can click links inside the report to navigate to the data entry screens which provide supporting details.

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Report Designers

Acumatica provides a desktop application and web based tools for developing new reports based on your financial and customer data.

The desktop application allows you to create new reports or customize any predefined report using a visual report designer. The application interacts with the Acumatica server through web services and to enables remote report development and modification. All reports created with this tool can be easily registered in the application so they can be accessed in the Acumatica menus.

The web based reporting engine allows you to create reports which are tightly integrated with your general ledger account and sub account structures across multiple ledgers. The report writer allows you to specify row sets, column sets, and unit sets to create complex reports with a hierarchical drill down structure.

Content Management Tools

Acumatica delivers a powerful set of content management tools which enables information and document sharing among all system users.

Information can be organized as articles in a business wiki, supporting documents can be attached to wiki articles or financial transactions, articles and documents can be published on internet or shared among internal users. The content management tools are seamlessly integrated with all Acumatica products providing the single information space across the organization.
We saved $400,000 in development costs and delivered a cloud manufacturing application in 10 months instead of 3 years.
Fred Szumlic, General Manager JAAS Systems
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