Small to mid-sized businesses in the cloud ERP market tend to put a lot of time and energy into evaluating the various ERP systems. It’s a big investment that involves numerous stakeholders—and it signals significant next steps for the company. As game-changing cloud-based technology, their future ERP system is sure to help set them up for long-term success. But no solution is one-size-fits-all, and each has its pros and cons.
Many of our clients want to know, “What sets Acumatica apart?” So here, we share the six competitive features that make Acumatica the right ERP solution for many companies.
1. Supports both on-premise and cloud deployments
Thanks to its flexible technical platform, Acumatica’s ERP software can be implemented either in-house (on company servers) or as a cloud solution. Other ERP vendors operate with a cloud-only model, meaning customers can only access their data and tools over the internet. This power of choice is an important distinction for companies who do not want to operate in the cloud—or who want the option to move their data to the cloud at a later date.
2. Suite of Fully-Integrated Applications
Many Acumatica customers, especially smaller businesses who are just beginning to rapidly scale and have identified the need to start moving their IT environment into the cloud, appreciate that they can implement functionality as-needed. They can start with one product, such as Financial Management, and go on to adopt Distribution Management as their needs change—as they grow and require additional functionality. They may ultimately implement the entire suite, which includes Customer Management, Project Accounting, Manufacturing Management, and more.
3. Full relational database export available
With Acumatica, it’s relatively easy to migrate data from their servers. They provide customers with access to a fully relational copy of their data that they can export at any time. This makes a difference to customers who want the option to move their data off Acumatica—and, then back on again. Customers can move their data to another location whenever necessary.
4. Industry standard customization tools
Unlike some of its competitors’ offerings, which are built on proprietary development tools, Acumatica is built using industry standard C# and .NET. This makes certain development tasks easier and more accessible to IT teams.
5. Flexible upgrade schedule
Acumatica users are not required to upgrade their software according to a particular schedule. They can choose to perform the upgrade at any time—and are encouraged to upgrade in order to take advantage of the latest functionality and features. But by enabling customers to decide when to upgrade, Acumatica gives companies more control over their software and the preparation and training that’s sometimes required to bring users up to date.
6. Usage-based pricing
Acumatica customers can pay for their software based on consumption, not number of users. That means their costs are related to their resource level—small, medium, large, or extra-large—and can be changed at any time. This is appealing to growing companies who want to “start small” with respect to application use and data storage, and add resources as they grow.
Contact us to find out which cloud-based ERP system is right for your company.