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Acumatica Cloud ERP Benefits Across Industries
While enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can trace its roots to the 1960s, true ERP solutions made their introduction in the 1990s. By pulling in information from other areas of an enterprise, such as sales, human resources, and accounting, early ERP solutions were deployed as on-premises, complex systems requiring a team to manage and maintain. Today, Acumatica provides a streamlined, less complicated ERP selection and implementation approach.
In recent years, the best ERP solutions have proven to be cloud-based, as they afford businesses all the benefits of an integrated management system without having to worry about updates, maintenance, and complicated installation. Acumatica ERP software enables enterprises to future-proof their operation, providing open architecture, rapid integrations, ease of use, and scalability. These benefits transcend company size and industry.
Cloud ERP Benefits
Utilizing an Acumatica ERP solution in the cloud has several benefits for businesses compared to those of an on-premises system.
Less Costly to Implement
The latest generation of ERP systems utilizes a SaaS model to deliver more immediate solutions to companies than the more cumbersome on-premises approach. Because there is usually less capital required to implement and no data center to maintain, cloud-based ERP systems don't need extensive infrastructure and labor investments to install hardware and software. The lower cost is very attractive to organizations that require advanced ERP capability but don’t have a significant capital budget.
Because cloud-based ERP is accessed from anywhere in the world, a cloud ERP offers flexibility on-premises solutions never could. Executives and managers can gather needed insights and make data-driven decisions, no matter where they are, from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. As everyone in the organization interacts with centralized data from a single source of truth, businesses can collaborate and share information more easily. Finally, multiple business intelligence tools are available to present reports and dashboards, making information easier to understand and allowing for faster decision-making.
Fast, Secure Visibility
Businesses can count on advanced data visibility and fast and secure information distribution with a cloud ERP solution. It is easier to implement and deploy via hosting environments, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Data provided through a cloud ERP makes data accessible, secure, and easy to share.
Scaling for Growth
Companies live or die based on their decisions, and growth depends on effective decision-making. For companies hoping to grow rapidly, meeting customer demand, delivering as promised, and taking advantage of new opportunities is what cloud ERP does best. Accommodating an unlimited number of users across a growing number of departments is the hallmark of a cloud ERP solution. With a cloud-based solution, the question is no longer whether the ERP can handle the growth; the question is whether companies can engage as many customers as the solution allows.
Acumatica ERP Benefits by Industry
Distribution and Supply Chain
Acumatica provides a Distribution Edition ERP solution designed to enable businesses to manage their supply chain and logistics activities. Companies can gain operational advantages around warehouse, inventory, and order management. In addition, Acumatica allows enterprises to integrate financial and sales activities to make better decisions and better serve customers.
Construction and Field Services
Construction companies must keep projects on track and meet stringent deadlines while balancing subcontractors, supervisors, and customers. Acumatica helps construction and field services companies succeed by providing a scalable mobile cloud platform and enables remote access to every type of task, from drawings to requests for information (RFI). Users of the Acumatica Construction Edition can have mastery over construction management, project accounting, financial management, payroll, and customer engagement.
Ecommerce and Retail
Today’s retail organizations must have a 360-degree view of their operation, including inventory, orders, customer engagement, and pricing. Acumatica enables retailers and e-commerce companies to manage the entire end-to-end customer experience effectively. This ability leads to satisfied, repeat customers and sustainable growth.
Manufacturing and Production
Manufacturing companies have unique needs. Insight, decisions, and execution must be in sync throughout the organization, from the executive suite to the shop floor. Companies that engage in repetitive manufacturing or make-to-order practices require an ERP solution that understands the nuances of mid-size and small manufacturing companies. The Acumatica Cloud ERP Manufacturing Edition is uniquely suited for today’s modern manufacturer, allowing everyone within the enterprise to have a single source of truth.
Accounting and Finance
Companies need financial insights at their fingertips to navigate today's highly competitive business environment successfully. With 24/7 access to detailed, real-time information, organizations using Acumatica's ERP solution for finance leaders can effectively monitor revenue and profitability goals, asset productivity, DSO, return on assets, and the business's overall financial health.
How Blytheco Can Help
Leveraging the benefits of a cloud ERP system is a competitive advantage every forward-looking organization needs. With more than 40 years of experience helping businesses expertly manage their operations, and as the Acumatica partner of the year 2 years in a row, Blytheco can help your organization implement a robust Acumatica ERP implementation solution tailored to your specific business needs. Contact us today and speak to one of our Acumatica consultants.