Prior to implementing Acumatica, the company ran a client/server-based system called EFACS. This was a traditional ERP package that never quite met expectations. The sales staff would have to wait until they returned to the office to update their leads, contacts, opportunities or sales orders, or they would do battle with some remote login software, or have to ask someone in the office to enter their information. This was extremely frustrating and wasted valuable time.
Hi Spec launched Acumatica 3.0 in 2012, upgraded to 4.0 in March 2013, and then stepped up again to 4.1, to take advantage of exciting new features such as drag and drop, quick search, and the one users love the most, Favorites.
Since construction businesses must carefully watch their costs, Tim Patton, Hi Spec’s ICT Director, stated, “Two things instantly attracted me to the Acumatica model. One was the reduced costs in maintenance and the other was no user licensing. In addition was the ease of use and intuitiveness of the system itself. If a system is easy to use, then it will get used and that, ultimately, is what we want as a business. If you rely on your ERP to be the sole repository for your data and business logic, then it must be up-to-date at all times.”