You may be worried that ERP software is too great of an investment for your growing company. Don’t fret–Acumatatica’s cloud-based ERP has something for every-sized business, as it can be scaled to suit individual needs. If you haven’t introduced cloud-based business software into your IT environment yet, chances are you might be holding yourself back by believing these myths.
Myth: My Company Isn’t “Big Enough” or Has Too Few Users
Acumatica’s licensing isn’t developed with a one-fits-all approach: You won’t be charged on a per-user basis… your workforce, vendors, and customers will be able to access the tools they need whenever and wherever they need them. It doesn’t cost a fortune to implement–there’s an affordable plan to achieve your company’s unique business goals.
In fact, it’s easy to get Acumatica up and running with minimal It support, so you won’t exhaust your resources. Key processes are automated, allowing you to focus your attention on strategy, agility, and ultimately growth. This cloud-based ERP enables even the smallest companies to “act” like a much larger operation.
Myth: Cloud Computing Is All-or-Nothing
Business strategy should drive technological needs, not the other way around. Every company’s cloud migration strategy is different from the next–and only your business’ needs should drive what you want in an ERP. According to Forbes, 80% of enterprises are operating a cloud-first to cloud-only strategy and plan to run “just about everything” in the cloud within a year.
Organizations should consider rolling out their cloud strategies in phases as needs evolve and the team is prepared to support the transformation. As for the best roll-out methodology: Move one area of the business to the cloud, ensure it is stable, and then set sights on the next area that’s ready to make the change.
Acumatica’s cloud-based ERP offers what you want when you need it: add more functionality only when your business is ready for it. It makes sense that small businesses may opt to start with a couple of tools, such as accounting and financial management, but aren’t ready to adopt a plethora of applications at implementation.
Cloud-based ERPs are designed to give businesses what they want, realizing one approach doesn’t fit every workload. The pressure is “off” to go all-in with cloud migration immediately. It simply doesn’t make sense for most organizations, especially those with multiple existing on-premise systems or those who have been using traditional, largely manual Excel-based reporting.
Myth: Acumatica Can’t Be Installed On-Premise
Say goodbye to outdated legacy sites and get ready to take your company into the future. Even though Acumatica has been built as a cloud-based solution from the onset and from the ground up, customers aren’t limited to SaaS deployments, which makes Acumatica a top choice for companies that are looking for a modern, powerful ERP that offers them flexibility at every angle. Move what you want to the cloud to meet your organization’s needs. Once there is a strategy in place, applications can be deployed at any time: All that’s required is source code to transfer on-premise licenses to the cloud, or vice versa.
In fact, Acumatica–billed as the “cloud ERP”–actually has three deployment models:
- Public cloud SaaS:If you’re looking for a pure cloud model, this is it. Loading CDs and other media into computers is a thing of the past–with this option, customers can access their secure software tools and data over the internet from any connected device. Talk about making things easy! Acumatica handles every aspect of implementation, as well as maintenance upgrades. Your IT resources will be free to work on other projects that advance your business strategy.
- Private cloud SaaS: This is the best approach for companies that prefer to maintain a hosting provider will maintain more control over data (for regulatory compliance or data privacy requirements), but still reap the benefits of working in a cloud environment. Your IT team or private cloud vendor handles software updates, but users have full access to latest versions, tools, and infrastructure as those with public cloud-based software.
- On-premise license: The most traditional of models resembles the tried-and-true legacy software deployment. Acumatica’s software is installed on customer’s internal servers and grants users access to the software from web browsers and mobile devices. Internal IT teams handles management of the computing environment, software updates, and user support.
Of course, these myths are just the beginning. There are other misconceptions that may be holding you back–or at least forcing you to ask some important questions about how to take your business to the cloud. Contact us if you’re ready to start your journey.