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Health products distributor goes global and manages growth with Cloud ERP

Youngevity makes and distributes health and nutritional products through a vast member network. With 400 products, thousands of orders per day, and over 100,000 customers, Youngevity needed to automate its accounting and distribution processes. They also needed a consolidated solution that would connect to its own Genealogy System, which manages client orders and relationships. They chose Acumatica over Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV, SAP, Epicor, and Escalate.

About Youngevity

Location: Chula Vista, CA

industry: Wholesale Distribution

Application Replaced: QuickBooks


Key results

  • Reduced order processing and saved the equivalent of a full-time data processing employee
  • Integrated with Youngevity’s Genealogy System to deliver integrated accounting, inventory, and order processing
  • Provided multi-currency and access from anywhere to support international expansion


Youngevity needed to:

  • Replace QuickBooks
  • Integrate a new solution to manage sales orders, warehouses, and inventory
  • Replace their Access database with reliable inventory management
  • Manage global expansion with multiple currencies and consolidation
  • Reduce software costs by taking advantage of Cloud technology

By automating with Acumatica, we were able to reassign personnel from routine data management to growth opportunities.
Chris Nelson (CPA), CFO at Youngevity

Chris Nelson (CPA)


Youngevity looked at several traditional solutions such as SAP, Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Escalate, and a few others. Acumatica was the best solution because it offered the benefits of Cloud software along with an API that could easily connect with their existing Genealogy System. Youngevity discovered that Acumatica was built on a solid architecture and wasn’t burdened with numerous patches and client software that makes maintaining old technology difficult. When changes are needed, the system can be adapted using the customization tools. Acumatica’s pricing model is built for a growing company like Youngevity. New users can easily be added without worrying about redistributing licenses.


Acumatica helped Youngevity link their Genealogy System with integrated accounting and inventory management. The person previously responsible for order entry was free to take on additional responsibilities required to manage Youngevity’s growth. Acumatica’s multi-currency capabilities and ease of access position Youngevity to expand business globally. Youngevity is already in the Phillippines and is expanding into five new European and Asian countries in 2011. By 2012, global expansion will include countries in Africa, and in 2013, South America. Acumatica’s features support a global supply chain with six warehouses and operations in New Zealand. As a web-based solution, Acumatica provides Youngevity with global access to inventory across multiple warehouses without the hassle of VPN or other client software. Adaptable integration tools give Youngevity the option to import data in real-time or import files in batch mode.

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