The company wanted a nimble and flexible ERP system which would easily accommodate its existing processes. “We are a small company; we didn’t want to incur high integration or customization costs,” says Fairweather. It also wanted a web-based ERP, accessible from a browser, because it stored goods in Australia and staff there needed to access and upload information real-time.
After seven months of research, the company narrowed down the choice to Acumatica and SyteLine, a mid-sized ERP software package sold by Infor. Triode ultimately chose Acumatica in large part because of its integrated manufacturing software known as “JAMS” (for “JAAS Advanced Manufacturing Software”).
The other key reason for selecting Acumatica was the fact that the company would not have to pay for individual user licenses. As Fairweather points out, “For a small company like ours, we might start out with five licenses, but as we grow we will need more, and we don’t want to pay for every additional license.”