Kan says that Cottingham appreciates three key features of Acumatica. First, Acumatica gives them “access from anywhere, on any device.” Also, she says, Acumatica offers new versions of the software, allowing Cottingham to always stay “up-to-date, instead of stuck in an old version.”
The company also values Acumatica’s “great online analytic capability.” Cottingham also appreciates the cost savings they’ve achieved through using Acumatica and the Cloud. “The licensing model not only saves hardware installation and maintenance costs, but also the huge one-time license capital expense investment,” she reports.
In addition, their accounting and logistics staff find Acumatica easy to understand and use. Specifically, Kan says, “It has a great capability to download and upload data using Excel.” She praises their Acumatica partner: “Lumina helped us migrate our historical data to the new system, including all the master data and opening balances. Since then, they have provided the implementation service, training, and on-going support that enables us to fully utilize the great technology and functionalities of Acumatica.”
Cottingham enjoys having complete mobile access to their ERP: “We like the mobile app very much, and are evaluating having sales personnel use the mobile app to place orders directly,” says Kan.
In the future, Kan expects Cottingham Ltd. will expand its use of Acumatica. She says, “We have a business plan to integrate Acumatica with an online shopping cart, when the government allows retailers to sell alcohol online.”