ProPharma Growth Unleashed
Acumatica is based in the Cloud so ProPharma executives now have peace of mind and the ability to focus on growing the business, no longer worrying about servers going down or whether transactions are booked and completed without error.
This is critical since ProPharma’s needs far exceed that of a typical distribution industry client. Snyder says, “We function in a very fast paced environment where prices can change hourly. We have to be in-tune to the market as well as distribution.”
“Acumatica has provided a consistent, up-and-running environment with no downtime, which translates into our ability to focus on the business,” he adds. “We now have one environment and one database that we can access from anywhere.”
In addition, Acumatica’s integrated CRM and ERP have eliminated the need for add-on pieces that complicated their prior setup with Microsoft Dynamics. “We haven’t had any of that with Acumatica; it’s one fantastic system,” Snyder says.
Acumatica’s mobile access means there is no need for a VPN; remote salespeople can log in from anywhere with a simple internet connection. Users don’t have to limit their use or sign out to allow others to access the system like they did with Dynamics.
“We can scale up without having to change anything, we can simply add more users,” Snyder says. And they can do that without worrying about the cost of each new user, thanks to Acumatica’s unlimited user licensing model.
“We’re now just under 40 people but we’re adding one to two salespeople a month and Acumatica has allowed us to do that,” he says. With Dynamics previously, adding more staff would have been costly.
“Acumatica’s unlimited user licensing model and cloud-based platform has saved ProPharma $120,000 annually when factoring in a reduced need for hardware, an IT staff member to support it, and less money spent on licensing costs,” Snyder says.
Acumatica Cloud xRP Platform Foundation for Making Pedigree Digital
Arguably the biggest benefit will come when DCAA completes the software development to make FDA Pedigree tracking fully digital.
“DCAA is custom crafting part two—where the number comes in on the receipt line, attaches itself to inventory and then pushes itself out to the invoice,” Snyder says. “Then there will be no more manual Pedigree management; it will be fully automated with the number flowing through the warehouse. Mark Mynatt of DCAA has been fantastic and invaluable in the effort.”
Both a Software Developer and Solution Provider, Mynatt says that Acumatica’s singular Cloud xRP platform and the software’s flexibility make it possible to customize in many ways. “The tools within Acumatica give me the ability to do it beautifully,” he says. “Without the Acumatica framework, it would take twice as long to develop and test Pedigree; the platform is so powerful.”