The team identified three vendors and worked with each to map Guardian SealTech’s requirements into their solutions. Each solution was rated on predefined criteria, and total costs and implementation timelines were analyzed.
SealTech wasn’t happy using Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains because functionality and integration were lacking. “Microsoft Dynamics SL has great functionality, but it was too expensive,” says CIO Francisco Callegari. “We were also looking for a cloud solution, and their offering isn’t really end-to-end cloud—it’s more bits and pieces.”
Several other products were expensive because they charged per user. “Purchasing licenses for 560 users would be cost-prohibitive, especially if you want a scalable solution to support business growth,” Callegari says.
Moving the business to the cloud requires a sophisticated ERP system that provides functionality, ease of use, performance, security, scalability, and lower total cost of ownership to handle a business effectively for the short and long term, Callegari says. “In all these categories, Acumatica won hands down. Acumatica was by far the most robust Cloud ERP offering. It offers more functionality, better prices and more value to users.”
Guardian SealTech chose to implement Acumatica in May 2015, and with the help of ROC Solutions, an Acumatica partner based in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area, went live in October 2015.