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Cloud-native, Unlimited Users, Pre-baked Integration Out-of-the-box
Acumatica is the fastest-growing cloud ERP platform perfectly suited for small- to medium-sized businesses that are exploring an easy-to-use, fully integrated business management suite capable of integrating and automating business processes such as sales, operations, and finance.
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This is where Acumatica really shines
Acumatica’s primary strength includes the cloud nativeness of the product, its distribution model, and its pricing. Acumatica is particularly strong in the North American market for the SMBs that might be in the range of $10 mil to $100 in revenue. In terms of the industry, Acumatica is particularly strong in the distribution, manufacturing, construction, and field services industries.
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This is where Acumatica struggles
While the interface is appealing, Acumatica heavily relies on add-ons to augment its core functionality. Some of these add-ons might be OK if they don’t impact the core operational data. But Acumatica will struggle with industries where the core inventory may be entirely different from Acumatica’s data model such as Apparel. Or it may require add-ons for industry-specific functionality such as trade codes with HVAC distributors.
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Acumatica Industry Editions
With Acumatica Cloud ERP, you get industry-specific functionality for your industry out-of-the-box without expensive customization or add-ons.
Acumatica General Business Edition
This edition is ideally suited for non-inventoried and project-centric businesses such as professional services firms and marketing consultancies. It can support most business processes of a services business such as finance, project management, purchasing, CRM, and reporting.
Acumatica Manufacturing Edition
This edition is ideally suited for manufacturing companies including industrial automation and machinery, medical devices, health and beauty, f&B, and automotive manufacturers. It can support most business processes of manufacturing businesses such as finance, inventory and warehouse management, production and BOM, purchasing, CRM, and reporting.
Acumatica Distribution Edition
This edition is ideally suited for wholesale and distribution companies including industrial, electrical, food, HVAC, and CPG distributors. It can support most business processes of distribution businesses such as finance, inventory and warehouse management, purchasing, CRM, and reporting.
Acumatica Field Services Edition
This edition is ideally suited for field services companies including surveillance and security companies, appliance, janitorial, and building services companies. It can support most business processes of a field service business such as finance, inventory and warehouse management, on-site installations and timesheet management, purchasing, dispatch and scheduling, CRM, and reporting.
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Acumatica Is Strong
With These Industries
Acumatica products provide last-mile functionality out-of-the-box and pre-baked integration for several industries including retail, manufacturing, distribution, field services, and construction.
The retail companies are unique with their integration needs with the marketplaces, eCommerce platforms, PIM, CRM, and customer experience platforms. These integrations are pre-baked with Acumatica, which is a huge benefit over other solutions that need to be integrated.
Acumatica really shines in the distribution space with its pricing and discounting functionality aligned with the distribution companies. Along with offering strong WMS functionality and eCommerce integration out of the box.
Manufacturing is one of the strongest verticals for Acumatica with deep capabilities for industry verticals such as electronics, machinery, Industrial automation, and cutting tools manufacturing.
Construction requires unique operational and union reporting capabilities. Acumatica construction edition is designed from scratch for construction-centric firms and offers much deeper operational functionality for construction firms. Along with providing pre-baked integration with construction-centric software such as Procore.
Field Services Firms
The field services firms typically overlap between distribution and field service operations. Acumatica is equally strong with both distributions as well as field services operations that can co-exist in the same product. And that makes Acumatica a strong option for field services companies.
HVAC and Electrical Distribution
These industries require unique coding for the inventory that needs to be updated as the inventory codes get updated by their associations. There are other products in the market that can offer much deeper operational functionality out-of-the-box.
Pharma and Life Sciences
Pharma and Life Sciences verticals require companies to capture NDC codes, both serial and lot numbers for the same product, and DSCSA compliance. There are other products in the market that might be deeper with these industries.
Acumatica Is Not as Strong
With These Industries
These are the industries where other products in the market can offer much deeper operational and last-mile functionality where Acumatica may not be the strongest.
Fashion and apparel vertical is unique with its needs for integration with apparel-centric PLM and style and PLU-centric inventory. It also needs support for pricing, costing, planning, and replenishment at the style and PLU levels. Acumatica doesn’t have these capabilities natiavely.
Hospitality is another unique vertical where the ERP system needs to be integrated with the operating system to manage hotel reservations and the operational workflow of individual locations and franchises. Acumatica out of the box would not be suitable for this vertical.
Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas is another vertical that requires customizations due to the unique joint-venture billing requirements. This vertical might also require depth in procurement, finance, and multi-entity functionality. Acumatica out of the box would not be suitable for this vertical.
Media companies are likely to have their own internal assets and custom apps that might drive how they bill their customers. For example, they might have a need for heavy subscription billing and controlled release of digital products. Acumatica out of the box would not be suitable for this vertical.
Non-Profit and Education
The non-profit and education verticals require fund and grant accounting, which requires unique capabilities natively built as part of the product. Acumatica doesn’t have native capabilities to support the needs of non-profit and education organizations. There are other products in the market that are superior for these industries.
Chemical is another unique industry with unique inventory, quality, and traceability requirements. Acumatica out-of-the-box doesn’t have capabilities to support the needs of the chemical industry natively. And may require add-ons to support critical requirements for this industry.
The Healthcare industry has unique processes such as the support for core financial processes of hospitals along with the unique inventory management. This industry also requires integration with healthcare claims-based software. Acumatica out of the box would not be suitable for this vertical.
Logistics and Transportation
Logistics and Transporation is the industry where you have requirements such as driver compensation, fuel measurement readings driving the driver compensation, and billing for your customers. Acumatica out of the box would not be suitable for this vertical.
Telecom companies may have very involved asset management and field service workflows, along with deep CPQ and CRM requirements for their sales operations workflows. Acumatica out of the box would not be suitable for this vertical.
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An ERP stands for “Enterprise Resource Planning. ” It’s a business management suite that can integrate all business processes of a manufacturer such as production management, BOM, and MRP in one software system. Read more here.
Unlike other ERP vendors, Acumatica has been built from the ground up for the cloud-native architecture. It’s also perhaps the only few platforms that offer unlimited users and consumption-based pricing. Because of this reason, it is especially suited for industries where the large majority of workers need to be on the road and in the field and employ seasonal workers such as field services firms.
Acumatica and NetSuite are fairly similar products as they were both born in the cloud. But NetSuite is far bigger in size and localized and globalized in more than 50 countries while Acumatica is still a very North American product. NetSuite has had a lot of success in verticals such as cosmetics, SAAS, and apparel, whereas Acumatica’s product is more aligned towards B2B industries such as distributors, industrial manufacturers, and construction companies.