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April 6, 2024 Business Technologies

How Long Does Acumatica Implementation Take?

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By Connor O'Keefe

You’re the proud new owner of an Acumatica instance. Congratulations! Acumatica is an incredibly useful tool that will serve your accounting efforts well for years to come. You’re excited to get started with it, no doubt, and you’re probably wondering how long the Acumatica implementation process will take.  You can read the long answer below, but the short answer is that it depends on a lot of factors.

How Long Does an Acumatica Implementation Take?

Every implementation is a unique process. It should, ideally, be molded to your organization’s unique circumstances. Each organization’s journey is distinct. As a result, there’s no hard and fast, one-size-fits-all timeframe for an Acumatica implementation. While some complete it in just 30 hours, others take longer. There are a lot of elements that play into your specific timetable, but at the end of the day your technology, existing systems, people, and processes are the largest deciding factors.

Business Differentiators

One of the best things about Acumatica is how well it meshes with your business regardless of size/scale. Consider the level of customization needed to meet your business requirements. While Acumatica offers a variety of features, each organization has distinct needs. Complex marketing processes or specific integration requirements might extend the implementation timeline due to increased development and testing demands.

Furthermore, the existing technology infrastructure in your organization can impact the speed of your Sugar Market implementation. Outdated or incompatible systems could prolong the integration process and transition to the new solution. Prior to commencing implementation, evaluate your current technology landscape and address any potential obstacles proactively.

Business Size

The timeline for your Acumatica implementation can be influenced by the scale of your organization. Larger companies, with their extensive workforce and multiple departments, might experience a lengthier implementation journey as it demands thorough planning, coordination, and training. Conversely, smaller organizations, with their leaner staff, could potentially execute the implementation at a swifter pace.

How Can We Speed Up Our Acumatica Implementation? 

Is there an easy way to speed up your implementation? Absolutely. There are several, and one of them starts before you even begin the implementation process itself.

Solution Blueprinting 

Before your implementation project even gets off the ground, it’s incredibly prudent to take a breath and meticulously plan things out. Measure twice, cut once.

A solution blueprint is a process through which experts assess your technology, your people, your processes, and your objectives. Then, after thoughtful planning, they work with you to architect a plan of action that meets all the criteria. The blueprint is a living document used throughout implementation to ensure everything stays on track and your goals are met.

Your team may lack experience in new technology rollouts, making them prone to common pitfalls like user adoption challenges and integration mishaps. To avoid these issues, utilize a solution blueprint crafted by experts to tailor an approach to your organization’s unique requirements. This plan covers technology needs, vendor options, employee training, change management, and business process redesign, ensuring a comprehensive strategy for successful implementation.

Work With Expert Consultants

Most people have no clue what makes a successful implementation project. Companies generally don’t change up their software all too often, and as a result, most people only see 2-3 implementations over the course of their entire careers. That considered, it’s not too hard to see why most people don’t have a perspective on what needs to happen to make sure your project goes smoothly.

At BrainSell, we’re all about assisting companies like yours with their implementations. Our team of experts handles implementation projects full-time and have a ton of successful software rollouts under their belts. They’ve got the experience to know the ins and outs, not just of Acumatica, but also the best practices for rolling it out smoothly and steering clear of common pitfalls in the process.

Working with consultants can shave weeks from your implementation project; time spent walking back missteps and patching up avoidable problems adds up over time, and consultancy helps you avoid those problems to begin with.

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.

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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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