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March 15, 2024 Business Technologies

Acumatica FAQ: Your Most Googled Questions

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By Connor O'Keefe

When it comes to growing companies, you can’t do much better than Acumatica for your ERP solution. Acumatica and Acumatica-related searches dominate the manufacturing industry, and it’s not particularly hard to see why. It’s a dominant player in the industry with features that prove incredibly useful for manufacturing and construction-based firms.

We’ve dug deep and found some of the most commonly searched questions related to Acumatica so we can clear the air right here and now. Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions about Acumatica according to Google Analytics.

What Is Acumatica?

Founded in 2008, Acumatica is a cloud-based ERP product designed primarily for small and medium-sized businesses. Acumatica’s cloud-based infrastructure is relatively unique in the field of ERP, which historically has been dominated by on-premises products, limiting the true potential of the software.

While a viable option for any type of business in any industry with its General Business Edition, Acumatica absolutely THRIVES in the manufacturing, distribution and construction fields.  Acumatica offers industry-specific features and capabilities that cater to the unique needs of these industries, making it a top choice for businesses looking to streamline their operations and increase efficiency. Features like inventory management, service management, flexible production, and role-based dashboards (among others) ensure that professionals in these highly specialized industries are always equipped with tools to do their job to the best of their abilities.

How Much Does Acumatica Cost?

Acumatica only charges users for the products/services they actually use, based on the following: Applications/Integrations, Projected Resource Consumption, and the License itself (not to be confused with licenses for users.) For these unique and variable pricing points, Acumatica customers enjoy unlimited user seats, meaning as many people as needed can access the software. The flip side to this consumer-friendly pricing model is that potential customers will need to speak with a salesperson to accurately calculate their projected price point, as there are too many variables to give flat rates as vendors like HubSpot do.

Acumatica’s customer-forward pricing model is unique in the SaaS space; users pay as much or as little as they need from the product, and there’s never any bloat or unused features. While many other software vendors in both the ERP and CRM space charge for seats/licenses. You could even call this the industry standard for how many vendors operate in this way.

 

Acumatica's unique pricing model means you only spend what you need to

Acumatica’s unique pricing model means you only ever pay for what you need. No bloat, no unnecessary fees.

How Do You Implement Acumatica?

Implementing Acumatica (or any other ERP system for that matter) is a complex, intricate process that should not be taken on lightly. Often times you’ll need expert guidance from experts who know the platform inside and out, and even then, the process doesn’t always go as planned, as implementation covers more than just the rolling out of the software. It’s a blanket term that also covers user adoption, integrations, and data migrations, which themselves can be monumental tasks.

If you’ve decided to purchase/implement Acumatica, we strongly encourage you to look into implementation services with experts to make the process go smoothly. A failed implementation can cost your company an untold amount of money, resources, and work hours. In addition to implementation services, you may also consider taking a few weeks before the project begins to stop and assess your situation and how to best approach an implementation tactically.

What Products Does Acumatica Offer?

Acumatica offers several products/software editions aimed specifically at different industries that each have their own specific set of use cases.

General Business

This represents Acumatica’s basic product package and is a pretty good fit for just about any industry. Anything you may need as a growing small/medium-sized business. Project Accounting, Payroll Management, Financial Management, Reporting/Dashboards/Data analysis, and basic CRM tools are all here for your consideration. Acumatica’s General Business Edition is truly the “jack of all trades” of the vendor’s offerings.

Manufacturing

A complete cloud ERP suite for manufacturing includes core manufacturing, distribution, financial, and reporting applications with optional, connected applications to tailor the system to your unique business needs. Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition offers robust features such as material planning, shop floor control, product configuration, and quality management to streamline your manufacturing processes and improve efficiency.

Acumatica’s Manufacturing Product offers Production management capabilities, Manufacturing Estimates, Product Configurator, Advanced Planning/Scheduling capabilities, Material Requirement Planning (MRP), and Manufacturing Data Collection.

Acumatica manufacturing edition

Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition provides insightful overviews of your business’ financials in a way tailored to your industry.

Construction

Acumatica’s true Cloud ERP Construction Management software is built to equip construction firms with powerful business intelligence—because visibility drives success. With Acumatica’s Construction Edition, you can manage your project financials, including job cost tracking, change orders, and budgeting. You can also streamline your project management processes with features such as scheduling, resource management, and document control.

It comes with other useful features like Business Intelligence tools for Construction Management, tools for General Contractor Management, Accounting Tools for Home Builders, Subcontractor Accounting, Land Developer Accounting, and Equipment Management Functionalities.

Distribution

Distributors of any size face many of the same global challenges but also have unique needs for their individual markets. Acumatica allows you to implement a highly flexible and fully functional distribution solution at a lower total cost. Customers can capitalize on numerous features like Sales Order Management, Purchase Order Management, Warehouse Management, Inventory Management, and Requisition Management.

Track, manage, and analyze your inventory for an on-demand, laser accurate view of your production efforts.

Retail

A notoriously tricky industry to manage, Acumatica provides multi-channel retail and eCommerce software solution for small and midsized companies that improves the in-store experience and automates how online sales orders are entered and fulfilled.

Users can count on Acumatica’s CRM system, Commerce Connectors, Inventory Management, Sales Order Management, Reporting/Dashboards/Data Analysis Tools, and a warehouse management system to ease their daily tasks.

How Many Integrations Does Acumatica Have?

Any new addition to your tech stack is only as good as its integrations. If a new software doesn’t gel well with your existing tools, it can become more of a headache than anything else. Thankfully, Acumatica comes complete with a host of integrations allowing it to fit neatly into just about any tech stack you may have cultivated at your organization. A complete list of all these integrations would be unwieldy, to say the least, but major players include Salesforce, Shopify, BigCommerce, DataSelf, and Inventory Optimization Solution, among many, many others.

Can You Log Into Acumatica From Home?

The answer is a resounding yes! Acumatica’s status as a cloud-based ERP means that you can effectively access it from anywhere, not just your office.

It’s a common misconception that on-prem is the only option you have for ERP tools, mostly due to security reasons. This isn’t the case. Acumatica provides cloud services through some of the safest, most secure web hosting services in the world, including Amazon’s own AWS. Without these concerns muddying the picture, cloud access means remote work and travel are much more feasible. And team members working on-site jobs in the construction industry can appreciate access to their software even if they’re on-site.

Have More Questions About Acumatica?

There’s still so much more to cover about Acumatica, one blog just isn’t enough space.  Feel free to read some of our additional Acumatica related content for more answers to all the questions you never knew you had. Or, if you want to see how Acumatica stacks up against an industry player like Sage, check out our comparison guide that puts the two head-to-head.

Prefer to jump right into things instead? Give us a ring and chat with one of our Acumatica experts today They’re all excellent recourses on Acumatica and finance management tools in general. They can help you get started on finding the perfect fintech product to help your business grow.

Acumatica or Sage Intacct?

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Connor O'Keefe

Connor O'Keefe joined BrainSell as the content marketing manager in 2023 but has enjoyed writing since he was old enough to spell his name. Connor's passion for creating content is rivaled only on his love for camping trips and trivia nights.

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