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.
Top Reasons to Implement ERP with a Fixed Fee Engagement
Most software now has the latest in technology, for the purposes of the Clients First Fixed Fee, we are going to focus on Acumatica.
Technology: Microsoft SQL database (free or standard version), and is cloud based on the Amazon Cloud. No servers, workstations or even phones or iPads to worry about. The software just works, and works through any Internet browser. You can sleep at night because your data is secure and replicated.
Easy User Interface: This is a bit hard for me to explain, but the main window looks a lot like Outlook but there are main pages too where you can access menus. Most systems are like that now though. The big difference to me is the intuitiveness of the windows. I can navigate the system and process transactions with no formal training. I have had experience with other software systems, but with Acumatica I am not hunting and pecking or searching in Help. It’s just easier. Let us show you the user interface so you can see for yourself.
Simple Setups: Acumatica is not QuickBooks in this sense, it is a true Financial ERP software solution, but there shortcuts to setups using template spreadsheets that our consulting team has put together. If you wanted to do it yourself and you have the time, common sense, and previous experience with ERP you will probably succeed, however it will take you too long to do. With our plan you get up and running fast. You can add more functionality as you have time or your business grows.
Budget the Project EASILY: Since I have been in sales for a long time, I have heard just about every excuse for NOT buying new software. Number one on the list is no budget. I qualify every deal before we spend too much time on the prospect. I don’t mind running budgetary numbers since its in everyone’s best interest to cut to the chase and decide if we are going to move forward or not in the evaluation process. With our fixed fee ERP implementation, or QTI for Quick Turn Implementation you get fixed pricing for the fixed project along with three payments which are due as the project progresses by phase. If you decide you don’t want to proceed to the second or third phase, that’s okay too. We hope you do let us help, but we understand if you want to do it on your own. We are always here if you need help, but we believe working with Clients First will provide you with the most value faster.
Full ERP Functionality: There are purchase options for Acumatica: SMB Suite with 5 named users, which can be upgraded to 5 more or to the next edition which has unlimited user licenses with no per user license fee. Financials, Distribution, CRM, Production and Bill of Materials (BOM) are available options in the SMB Suite. This is not pared down or limited functionality software. Our QTI is based on the full functionality of the software, in a fixed implementation. You can expand the functionality as you grow, start small with Financials and Distribution, even BOM and Production, add CRM for sales and marketing later, upgrade to the next edition as you grow and add customer portals, MRP, Product Configurator, and a lot more. Or you can begin with the Advanced Edition and still implement the QTI, it doesn’t matter which option you choose, our QTI includes, Financials, Distribution, Production and BOM. You choose your path. Keep in mind that your system will grow with your business and never have to change ERP systems again.
Let’s recap why Acumatica and a Fixed Fee ERP Implementation:
- Current technology
- Cloud solution – no more data worries
- Use on any Internet device
- Budget the project with planned payments
- Get the ERP system you need on a Fixed Fee engagement
- Production and BOM
- and even our new ProFBO – ProMRO
- Fast value for your investment with a growth plan
- Take control of the project at anytime – call us if you need us
What services do you get with the QTI Plan and how do you get started? To get that information you have to reach out to us. Fill out the form in the link below, call 800-331-8382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.