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Successful ERP Implementation: Specified Technologies Incorporated

Fire-Protection Innovator STI FireStop Plans for Growth with Acumatica Cloud ERP

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Facing the end of life of Sage MAS 500, Specified Technologies Inc., which makes innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke, and hot gases, needed a modern, more efficient ERP. STI deployed Acumatica Cloud ERP to improve financial visibility and reporting while eliminating manual paperwork and inefficiencies.

About Specified Technologies Incorporated

Location: Headquarters in Somerville, New Jersey with offices in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and China

industry: Manufacturing

Website: https://www.stifirestop.com/

Application Replaced: Sage
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Key results for Specified Technologies Incorporated

  • Gained financial visibility and new functionality
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Gained platform to remain a lean, highly effective organization
  • Gained productive tool that conforms to STI’s way of doing business
  • Eliminates paper and inefficient manual processes

Challenges

Software End of Life Helps STI Push Forward and Make a Change

For more than 14 years, Specified Technologies used a series of Sage MAS products, eventually upgrading to MAS 500 for its accounting. When Sage decided to stop supporting MAS 500, STI’s director of accounting and finance, Christa Peterson, wasn’t sorry to see it go.

Acumatica provides all the fundamentals needed to run your business, so when you are ready to take the next step and expand or move into a new market, there are strong systems and processes in place to take that on. The integration with Tableau gives STI incredible visibility…the sky is the limit when we have all that information.
Kevin Boyle, Director of Information Technologies at Specified Technologies Incorporated

Kevin Boyle
Director of Information Technologies

ERP Solution

“Acumatica was easier to use, an up and comer, and aligned with our business focus on customer experience,” says Peterson. “Acumatica gave us personal attention and demonstrated that they cared about learning our business rather than just marketing their solution. We are that kind of company too. We also thought (the product) was very intuitive.”

“We loved the licensing model,” adds Boyle. Offering its modules as a subscription based on usage “is very progressive and I like it a lot.”
“We tried to leave cost out of the equation initially, but it was just too compelling,” he adds. “If we had to pay per seat, there would be a big increase in costs. We have a lot of lightweight users and with Acumatica’s unlimited users, the cost is very fair.”

About 50 of the company’s 170 employees now use Acumatica.

The Implementation was a smooth process and Go Live was almost a non-event Boyle and Peterson say, thanks to the robust customer help Acumatica and its user base provides.

Application replaced: Sage

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