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ERP Industry Report: How to Get Enterprise ERP at Mid-Market Cost

Tue, Jul 30, 2019 @ 03:40 PM / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software, Cloud ERP SaaS, Accounting Software, Acumatica, Acumatica Reviews, Acumatica Gold Certification by Nancy Phillippi

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Industry analysts have their full attention on Acumatica. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), Ted Rohm Senior ERP Analyst, released a review of Acumatica in a special report. He touts Acumatica as an enterprise ERP solution available for mid-market businesses at an affordable price. The following is a summary of the topics covered in this report entitled:

"Cloud ERP Acumatica Delivers Enterprise ERP for Mid-Market Growing Businesses" 

What does it take to be an Enterprise ERP?

Enterprise-grade ERP software is not a complete solution with the software alone. The acronym ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. ERP is combination of software and services that integrate into one business solution. ERP customers rely on certified ERP consultants for implementation, support and ongoing training. ERP consultants deliver the solution to meet the unique requirements of the customers. They also help adapt the ERP system to improve reporting, processes and workflows. The goal is for the new ERP to help the customer increase profits by becoming more efficient.

In the past, Enterprise ERP software and its functionality were out of reach for small and mid-sized businesses (SMB). Acumatica provides growing SMB companies with affordable and functional “enterprise” level ERP solutions.

Built on modern, open and full-featured platform

Acumatica is a modern ERP solution built on the xRP Platform. This technology allows developers to write application programming interfaces (APIs). Customers can use mobile devices and on-premise or cloud technology. Acumatica's capabilities include; reporting, analytics, workflow, document management and security. It's possible to add modern functionality like artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). Acumatica's modern platform also enables and developers to roll out major improvements.

 Deep industry functionality

You expect deep core functionality with an enterprise-grade ERP. Acumatica has the core business included in its mid-market ERP. You get financials, customer relationship management (CRM), sales order, project accounting, etc. Plus, there are special “editions” with deep “enterprise” functionality. This includes industries like; commerce, field service, distribution, manufacturing construction, non-profits and government contractors.

At Clients First, we developed industry-specific solutions for Acumatica customers:

  • ChurchView enables large and medium-sized churches to have the best accounting and operations management system within reach of all your staff and congregation.
  • ProMRO software is designed for the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul), with a focus on the maintenance of aviation and equipment. ProMRO provides fast quoting, costing of labor and materials, work history of customer aircraft and equipment, serial numbers, invoicing, payables, financials, CRM and marketing.
  • ProNPO is developed for non-profits to track contributions and fund distribution and provide robust reports and financials. It includes accounting for fund spending and distribution by activity, multi-site fund management, budgeting by fund and more.
User experience highlights – modern and easy to use

Acumatica Enterprise ERP standards with easy navigation and real-time pre-built dashboards help you keep your finger the pulse of the business. You can view high-level graphs and drill into the details behind the data.

Strong partner ecosystem

Acumatica works 100% through a channel of value-added resellers (VARs) who work with local businesses for Acumatica sales, implementations and training. Customers rely on the VARs to deliver the solution after learning about unique customer requirements. The strong community of ISVs and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) assist the VARs to implement the best fit ERP solution for the customer.

ERP software isn’t something you just plug and play. It requires implementation and training to optimize it to work for each unique business. The VARs’ expertise is required to deliver implementation and training based on the needs of the business and employees.

Enterprise services

Acumatica also invests in support and training resources for partners and customers. The Acumatica infrastructure runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a secure cloud network and reliable uptime. Acumatica delivers all the support you’d expect from an enterprise solution. You get 24/7 access to support, disaster recovery, back up services, monitoring, software updates and application maintenance.

Financial backing and company leadership

Switching to a new ERP system is a significant investment and you want to select an ERP with strong and long-term financial viability. Acumatica recently announced the acquisition of IFS and Acumatica by EQT Partners, a $45B investment firm. They have strong financial backing and a well-respected leadership team. CEO Jon Roskill was with Microsoft for 20 years and will continue to build Acumatica up to its next stage of growth.

Enterprise ERP solution for mid-market cost

Most traditional mid-market software vendors charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for technology that’s often outdated. In contrast, typical Acumatica implementations cost less than $100,000.  Plus, Acumatica customers get enterprise-level functionality and a modern technology platform.

Download this TEC Spotlight Report today: Cloud ERP Company Acumatica Delivers Enterprise-Grade Products and Services at Mid-Market Prices

Enterprise ERP at Mid-Market Price

Learn more about Acumatica

Acumatica has ranked the leader in ease of use by a top software analyst two years in a row.  Clients First Business Solutions of Texas is an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner. We’re in the business of helping medium to large-sized enterprises implement business software. As one of seven offices in the United States, the Clients First Texas office has experience in not only implementing business software in the south-central region but also in eleven countries. The senior-level team at Clients First Texas have been working with ERP software for over 20 years. Our consultants have over 200 years of combined experience which enables us to help our customers with their unique challenges.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Email Clients First Texas Dallas/Fort Worth or call us at 800.331.8382

Email: Clients First Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul or call us at 877.428.7205.

 

This report was provided by Acumatica and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). 

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