So many options available, so many stakeholders affected, and so little room for error—the selection of enterprise resource planning presents a unique challenge. From the point when you realize that the status quo isn’t cutting it to the decision, implementation, and deployment, you will hear a lot of advice—some good, some bad. Read more
Choosing new manufacturing ERP software that includes great general ledger, accounts payable, cash management, etc., is fairly easy. Decision makers should look for features like easy inter-company transactions perhaps for a complicated process, great reporting and drill-down capabilities. The manufacturer has a much greater challenge. In the last 20 years I have been selling manufacturing solutions and nine times out of ten, the business leaders are not concerned with how the GL or any of the financial modules work. They ask if the software has financial modules and do they work. Often our demonstrations end with financials, or we schedule them for another day, since really what the prospect wants to see is how the software will handle their manufacturing operations.
I came across this whitepaper by Nick Castellina, the VP and Research Group Director at the Aberdeen Group and thought I would share some of the results of a survey focused on manufacturing leaders: What do Manufacturers Look For in an ERP Solution? I have been following Nick’s work for a long time. He provides insightful information for the manufacturing and distribution industries. Read more
At this week’s annual Acumatica Summit in Nashville attendees got a sneak peek at Acumatica 2018 R1. Acumatica continues to add new features and functionality to its easy to use interface. Typically the publisher has a major release every 6 months. (Nucleus Research was right Acumatica is easy to use and will continue to add functionality in 2018!) Read more
This article is going to try to sell you something and I do hope that if you are a small to mid-sized company you don’t let that turn you off and read the rest of this article. I have been selling business software to manufacturers and distributors for 20 years. If I am selling into the small to mid-sized companies, I often find that the reason they need new software is because they can’t function on their old legacy system. These systems can range from a custom database for operations, and QuickBooks for accounting, or software that even I have never heard of. The focus of the business has been developing a customer base and ensuring plant equipment and inventory as the top priority. They are talking to me because they are in pain due to the lack of the tools needed to do business in today’s world. Why not start with a decent software solution at the before your huge growth cycle? This really has not been possible until now with the cloud ERP solutions like Acumatica a FULL featured business software that can be used on ANY device. Please read on… Read more
We are a little late announcing this Virtual Developer Conference but there is still time to join. Best of all it’s free! If you have any interest in learning why our development team, customers and consultants love Acumatica then attend and find out why. Day 1: Wed, June 21, 2017 @ 10:00am – […]
ERPVAR and Avalara will be hosting a webinar on everything you need to know about changes coming to Sales Tax on Services. The webinar will go over the:
- Where: what places are being affected by these changes,
- What: what those changes are and how they will affect your business,
- Why: why there is sales tax on services and what methods states use to tax services.
The webinar will be on May 23 at 11am PT/2pm ET. To learn more information about the webinar, go to their webinar page.
Register for the webinar to save your seat!
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 11 am PT/2 pm ET
Location: Your desk!
Is your business considering implementing an ERP solution, but are hesitant due to hearing some ERP horror stories. What if I told you that they may not even be true? In the first part of Top 5 myths about ERP, I talked about the purpose, affordability, and customization of ERP. In part two, we will be discussing two more myths about ERP.
When Acumatica released its 6.o version, one of the key new features announced was its Contract-Based API, REST Endpoints, and REST APIs. All of these features are used to request information from one cloud to another. In this article, we are going to be exploring Acumatica API integration.
Thank you to all who attended our Acumatica Field Services Webinar. We had a great time talking with Acumatica’s Tom Costa about this very intuitive tool. If you missed the webinar, then feel free to watch a recording of it. By watching the demo video of the Field Services Edition you will observe the software’s clean integration between the employees at the home office and the employees out in the field using mobile devices. Read more