At Clients First Business Solutions, we’ve been in this business long enough to understand that decision makers and end users alike are often nervous about the idea of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement or upgrade. Whether they have heard horror stories about ERP implementation failures, they’ve read research about dismal success rates, or are just worried about the major change it could have on the way of doing business, there are many reasons someone may want to proceed with caution. Read more
Over the past decade, the cloud has moved from a fringe deployment option designed for small and medium businesses to an enterprise-ready offering that can handle the needs of global businesses or publicly traded companies. However, it’s also likely you’ve heard a lot of hype and exaggeration about the cloud’s game-changing benefits or disruptive design. Read more
Fixed fee ERP implementation projects used to be something that I dared not speak of with prospects and customers. Why? Because I have been selling software for over 20 years and a few years ago accounting, manufacturing and general business software still had the clunky user interfaces, old back-end technology on proprietary databases, and of course the dreaded installation on suspect hardware. This can eat up consulting dollars before you even get started. Well, times have changed! Software like Acumatica which was recently named a leader in ease of use makes it easy for our Acumatica consulting team to setup a customer using predefined setups that fit about 90% of all companies. Customers get up and running fast and pay the services in 3 installments. Budgeting for an ERP project has never been easier. Really, the project has never been easier either. Read more
We are introducing the latest in repair software for the FBO and MRO: ProFBO and ProMRO for Acumatica. What’s Acumatica? The fastest growing cloud business software solution with no per-user license fee!
Please join our free Webinar showcasing ProFBO/ProMRO
Wednesday Jul 25, 2018 1:00 PM Central Time
ProFBO is designed for the FBO (Fixed Based Operator) or MRO with a focus on the repair and maintenance of aircraft equipment. ProFBO for Acumatica provides:
- FAA Aircraft Registry import
- FAA approved vendors assignment
- Print and/or email FAA 8130-3
- Fast quoting
- Accurate costing and tracking of labor and inventory
- Tracking and lookup of customer equipment and history
- Invoicing, receivables, payables, and more in one easy to use system
- No PER USER LICENSE cost unless you have under 5 users, then you qualify for the SMB Edition
We are very excited about our new product and we look forward to our presentation and working with you!
Clients First is a Gold ERP Partner for Dynamics 365 and Dynamics NAV. We are also an Acumatica Certified Partner with years of experience in the MRO and manufacturing industry. Contact us for more information. 800-331-8382 or email email@example.com
The cloud is nothing new, but as the market matures for cloud applications, companies in traditional, conservative industries are jumping on board.
In our last blog, we found that more “leaders” (top 35% of manufacturing organizations), were more than three times as likely to utilize cloud ERP for its ability to provide easy updates, increase agility, and enhance visibility for companies using this deployment method. Today, we would like to look at another key factor in the decision-making process, discussing just how much money the cloud is worth to organizations. Read more
It’s well known that ERP is prevalent in the manufacturing community, but according to our last blog, few manufacturers are making the most of it. With the manufacturing environment more competitive than ever, the gap between “leaders” and “followers” is broadening. According to recent Aberdeen research, there is still hope, but the window of opportunity is shrinking.
In recent years, leaders, defined by Aberdeen Research as the top 35% of manufacturers, have become more attentive to customer needs, increased their presence on a global scale, and took control of their supply chains, and have begun to pull away from the competition. Notably, as discussed in our last blog and a recent Aberdeen report, there is one major differentiator: Complete, Modern, End-to-End ERP. Read more
Manufacturers have long used enterprise resource planning to manage their finances, take control of payments, and gain visibility into processes. With nearly every manufacturer using ERP software, the difference between leaders and followers isn’t whether or not they have embraced ERP, it’s how they are leveraging it.
According to the recent Aberdeen Group report on the current state of ERP in manufacturing, leading manufacturers (top 35%) are only slightly more likely to use ERP software than their peers, embracing the software at 97% compared to 88% among followers. This means that the leaders are using the software differently. How so? Read on to find out. Read more
Acumatica, the leading cloud ERP software solution and recently ranked at the top of the Nucleus ERP Value Matrix is hosting a Lunch and Learn on April 12th. This event is a follow-up to the January 2018 Acumatica Summit in Nashville; Lunch and Learn, the Best of Summit. You must register to attend! It’s free to attend, however hotel reservations,etc. are not covered by Acumatica or Clients First.
Thu, April 12, 2018
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
Westin Dallas / Fort Worth Airport Hotel
4545 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
11:30am – 12:30pm: Registration, Lunch & Networking
12:30 – 1:00pm: Acumatica Overview
1:00 – 1:25pm: 2018 R1 Functionality & Demos
1:25 – 2:00pm: Customer Panel or Video
One of our customers Ron Fairchild will be speaking at this event. Ron is the CFO at Texas Scenic in San Antonio. Texas Scenic is a theatrical equipment and systems integrator. They are a recent Acumatica customer and a pleasure to work with.
Here’s what Ron has to say about Acumatica:
“We had been using a legacy construction accounting software package when we found Acumatica Construction Edition, and it is a perfect fit. It’s a modern cloud solution that handles our manufacturing, service, distribution and construction business in one cohesive integrated solution allowing a seamless flow of data. We expect this to provide significantly better business insights and improve overall efficiency” Ron Fairchild, CFO
Register quickly since space is limited.
Clients First is an Acumatica Cloud ERP Partner located in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas. We specialize in manufacturing, projects and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul). Call us to find out more: 800.331.8382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAP Anywhere did not go far. In a prepared statement, a SAP representative said it evaluates its current solution portfolio from time to time and makes changes based on its overall cloud ERP strategy. “As such, we have decided to sunset the SAP Anywhere solution,” said SAP. “We will be working closely with our customers to help them transition off the product and to find a new SAP solution that best fits their needs.” Read more
With cloud computing now a mainstream concept, analysts have moved on to a new term that is going to change the way manufacturers do business. The term, Industry 4.0, refers to the next “Industrial Revolution” and refers to new collaboration and data exchange between people, processes, technologies and things. However, without a stable foundation, the push towards Industry 4.0 will fail to get out of the starting gate. Read more