Looking to replace ERP software? Today’s ERP buyers have more choices than ever. So, how do you know which systems you should consider? That’s a great question. One way to do it is to talk to others in your industry, find out what software they are using, what they like about it and what they don’t. Or, if you don’t have time for hands-on research, there’s always Google. And, lucky for you ERP vendors publish a wealth of information online for potential buyers to help guide them through the process.
If you’ve spent any time at all researching ERP systems online, or talking to others, I’m sure a name you’ve heard at least once is Acumatica cloud ERP. And, while Acumatica may not be as well-known or as big as some of its direct competitors (like Microsoft, Sage or Oracle). In just over 10 years, it has become the fastest growing ERP vendor and built a name for itself as one of the top players in this crowded market. Acumatica has become especially popular with businesses looking to replace ERPs that are expensive, cumbersome legacy with something more user-friendly, modern and agile.
Why replace ERP with Acumatica
Reason #1: No per User Fees
Yes, you heard me right. With Acumatica you can finally give ERP access to everyone needs it, without watching your budget explode like an overfilled water balloon. Instead of charging you a separate fee for every user you add, like most traditional legacy ERP vendors do, Acumatica charges you based on the modules you need and the amount of computing resources you use.
Reason #2: Fully Mobile
Because vendors developed legacy ERP systems long before the cloud revolutionized the way we work, legacy ERP vendors have had no choice but to play catch up. Some of whom have had more success than others updating their solutions to take advantage the cloud. In most cases though, even the updated versions are not true cloud. This means full mobile access may still not be available or require additional tools, beyond just a simple smart phone or tablet. Modern cloud ERP solutions like Acumatica are web-based and run just as well on a mobile device as they do your desktop, no extra tools required. Your browser is all you need.
Reason #3: Built on Well-Known Programming Languages
Since some are decades old, vendors often built legacy ERP systems on proprietary or older programming languages which have since fallen out of favor. So, if you ever need to make customizations to the system, you need a programming professional with a very specific skill set. This not only makes it more difficult to find someone to work on the system, it also often makes it much more expensive.
Its developers build Acumatica on common programming languages like C++ and Visual Basic with which most programmers are already familiar. So, there’s no need to search for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
Reason #4: User Reviews
Sure, every ERP vendor has a marketing team working hard day and night to convince you their solution is the best. So sometimes after you’ve been looking at ERPs for a while, all that chatter becomes background noise, and it’s hard to know who or what to believe. But the great news is, you don’t have to take our word for it. There are several websites that help ERP buyers like you compare your options and find the best fit.
Across the most popular software review sites, users consistently rank Acumatica among their top ERP choices.
Here are a few examples:
- GETAPP – 4 ½ out of 5 stars
- G2 Crowd – 4 out of 5 stars
- Software Advice – 4 ½ out of 5 stars
- PCMag – 4 ½ out of 5 stars
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By: Laura Schomaker, Intelligent Technologies Inc., a NC Acumatica and Microsoft partner,