Kirkland, WA, March 7, 2013– Acumatica, a leading global provider of cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and financial software, today announced the availability of a Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) study, a commissioned research study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Acumatica.
The availability of the Forrester Consulting TAP study came during the Spring Training Summit events surrounding the launch of Acumatica 4.0, the broadest, most extensive cloud ERP product release in the company’s history.
The Forrester Consulting TAP study identifies and validates the key inhibitors to SaaS ERP adoption by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), and includes figures/charts highlighting detailed research results explaining:
- Why lower cost and improved user experience are compelling reasons firms cite to embrace SaaS applications
- Why security, integration, and vendor lock-in are top concerns for firms considering SaaS
- The key benefits of SaaS: freeing up IT resources, speeding deployment, and improving business agility
- Why medium-size businesses rate accessibility and flexibility as “must-have “functionality for cloud ERP
- Why medium-size businesses would like cloud ERP to be highly flexible, particularly around reporting and workflow
- Why medium-size businesses are most concerned about the potential rising costs of cloud ERP as their businesses grow
This TAP leveraged Forrester’s Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2012 and isolated responses of North American software decision-makers at small to medium-size businesses with between 20 and 500 employees. Forrester Consulting supplemented this analysis with custom survey questions asked of 52 software decision-makers at US small to medium-size businesses with between 25 and 250 employees. The respondents were asked for their opinion on the drivers, benefits, and must-have and nice-to have functionality and features of cloud ERP as well as their concerns about the technology.
“We believe that Forrester’s insights and understanding of the concerns and needs of SMBs – the customers that rely on and benefit from using Acumatica every day – highlight the tremendous need for adaptability and flexibility in the choice of cloud ERP,” said Stijn Hendrikse, Chief Marketing Officer for Acumatica. “As more SMBs move to the cloud, it’s vital for them to be well-educated about their options for deployment, pricing, integration, data security, and customization,” he added.
The 9-page Forrester Consulting TAP study (PDF) is now available for download from the Acumatica website at Cloud ERP: An Adaptable, Consumable, And Flexible Option For Medium-Size Businesses
Founded in 2008, Acumatica is a leading provider of adaptable cloud ERP applications for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Acumatica’s browser-based cloud ERP apps (financials, distribution, CRM, and project accounting suites) are optimized for ease of use, adaptability, speed, and security. 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. With U.S. headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, and software engineering based in Moscow, Russia, Acumatica has been named a Red Herring Top 100 Global Tech Company. Learn more by visiting the newwww.acumatica.com.