Traveldoo’s Finance Manager, Rachid Ouaddour, who previously worked for Accenture, knew exactly what he didn’t want when selecting an ERP. At previous companies, he had used SAP and another large ERP system; neither was flexible or user-friendly. “One of the implementations was very difficult, it took 10 months for a very small entity.” Neither system was easy to use, he adds.
Mr. Ouaddour looked at Sage and Microsoft Dynamics Navision and the outside accountant handling Traveldoo’s accounting recommended Acumatica. SiPD, an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner based in Quebec, Canada, had already translated Acumatica into French for the French Canadian market.
A demo of Acumatica was all Mr. Ouaddour needed to make his decision. “Compared to SAP and the other ERP system I had used, when I saw Acumatica, I said ‘Wow, it’s easy to use, easy to record and easy to generate a report,’” he says. “That is not the case for other solutions. When I was thinking about my team and I, I knew I wanted a solution that was easy to use, easy to understand, easy to implement, and not expensive—and that is Acumatica.”