What is Acumatica Cloud ERP?

Acumatica Cloud ERP is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution that helps companies increase efficiency by centralizing business data, and providing tools that allow deeper analysis of that data than is possible without ERP.

Unlike the older traditional ERP software, Acumatica Cloud ERP is cloud-hosted, meaning it can be accessed from anywhere in the world where an Internet connection is available.

Acumatica is a recognized leader and innovator in the ERP software space.

For midsized customers, Acumatica Cloud ERP is the only one true Cloud ERP platform.

Benefits of Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica produces versions of Acumatica Cloud ERP for different industries, including distribution.

With the Acumatica Cloud ERP distribution Edition, distribution companies are able to, among other things:

  • Precisely track material and labor costs
  • Forecast demand while optimizing resources
  • Efficiently plan and manage inventories, costs and distribution processes
  • Print barcodes and utilize scanners to capture data from the shop floor

Being a Cloud-based ERP solution, Acumatica Cloud ERP can be conveniently accessed from any device that has an Internet connection. Acumatica Cloud ERP retains all of its features and functionality even if it is being used remotely rather than on company premises.

With industry-specific versions of Acumatica Cloud ERP available, companies are able to benefit immediately after implementing their Acumatica Cloud ERP solution. There is no need for companies to incur the cost of tailoring a generic ERP solution for the specific needs of their industry.

Why You Need an Industry-Specific ERP Solution

Industry-specific ERP solutions, such as the Acumatica Cloud ERP Distribution Edition, allow companies to start using the software right away. General ERP solutions offer basic functionality common to all businesses, such as order processing. However, companies that wish to have more than basic functionality end up spending substantial amounts of money on customizing the software for their particular needs.

Industry-specific ERP solutions already have integrated into the software the functionality expected by the industry the software is designed for.

Industry-Specific ERP Solutions Scale with Your Business

Acumatica Cloud ERP Distribution Edition, and the other editions offered by Acumatica, are designed to scale with companies as their business grows.

The pricing structure of Acumatica Cloud ERP is unique for ERP software. Most ERP software is licensed per user. So, as a company grows, the cost of using the ERP software increases.

Acumatica has taken a different approach for its Acumatica Cloud ERP solution. Rather than charge a per-user licensing fee, Acumatica charges for the particular features used by the company. Companies that use Acumatica Cloud ERP can grow their business and their number of employees without having to pay for additional software licenses.

Increase Speed, Performance, and Efficiency

Companies that want to operate more efficiently choose Acumatica Cloud ERP over other ERP solutions.

Acumatica Cloud ERP allows companies in distribution and other industries to do a lot more with business data than can be done with, for example, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Acumatica Cloud ERP integrates with many commonly-used business software suites so that data does not need to be manually entered into different programs.

In fact, one of the hallmarks of Acumatica Cloud ERP is that it presents users with a single, unified interface that provides all of the real-time information needed to make strategic business decisions more quickly and more intelligently.

Get the Return on Investment You Need

Acumatica Cloud ERP quickly pays for itself with the productivity and efficiency improvements it gives companies immediately upon implementation. Many laborious back-office tasks can be automated with Acumatica Cloud ERP, and business information can easily and accurately be shared among the different departments in a company.

With the unique pricing structure of Acumatica Cloud ERP, which is based on features and functionality used by the company, rather than on the number of users, companies do not need to worry about having to purchase new licenses every time new employees join the company.

Companies that choose Acumatica Cloud ERP as their ERP solution do not have to maintain the IT hardware needed to run on-premises ERP software.

The bottom-line is: Acumatica Cloud ERP provides companies with a significant return on investment.

How IntelRise Can Help Your Company Get Started with Acumatica Cloud ERP

IntelRise is an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner. In order to achieve this certification, IntelRise has demonstrated a strong proficiency in implementing and training on how to use Acumatica Cloud ERP software.

Since 2005, IntelRise has implemented many business management solutions for both mid-size and multinational companies.

The success of IntelRise depends on the successes of its clients. Accordingly, the professionals at IntelRise take the time to truly understand the business needs of its clients in order to develop the best possible software solutions.

To learn more about IntelRise and how IntelRise can help your company implement Acumatica Cloud ERP, contact us today.

If you work in the manufacturing industry, then you know that managing day-to-day operations can be difficult. There are many steps in the production process that need to be managed and overseen such as the facility itself, assets, employees, resources, etc.

In order to keep on track, you need to manage all of these aspects of your business efficiently. This is not always an easy task, which is where cloud business management solutions come in.  

What is a Cloud Based Management Solution?

Cloud-based business management software is a web-integrated approach that includes all of the software and technology needed to operate your business while staying under budget and on time. Essentially, a cloud-based business management system allows you to run all important elements of your business from anywhere. This provides a platform for maximum efficiency all in one place while working optimally and properly interacting with users and other services.

Benefits of a Cloud Business Management Solution 

Improves Collaboration

Since the cloud allows for mobile connectivity, you can collaborate globally and easily with the cloud. With cloud-based business management software, your team can collaborate on projects and analyze reports at the same time across the world. Add more users to the management software to improve collaboration across the manufacturing process.  

Increases Productivity 

Streamline tasks with a cloud-based business management solution. Identify weak areas of the production process that are opportunities to improve upon and strengths for your company to double down on. Create a more efficient manufacturing process by using real time data to improve your systems. 

Lower Costs 

Most organizations are looking for a way to save money and using a cloud-based business management solution is a great way to lower costs. Cloud-based business management solutions are much cheaper to maintain than physical hardware. They eliminate the need for upgrades or disk space. Cloud-based solutions have a much greater return on investment (ROI) than the traditional alternative. 

Ongoing Support

Reduce your IT handling costs because you will not need to maintain your platform on your own, take care of server maintenance or need security updates. Instead, we take care of those responsibilities for you and provide ongoing support. When software updates occur on our end, it means there is less for you to worry about in the day-to-day. These programs run as pay on-demand, which means we stay on top of updates and offer you the most up-to-date service on the market.

Accurate Forecasting 

Because your system operates over a wireless connection, your forecasting is more accurate than ever before with real time data. With automatic forecasting and reports, you will know exactly what is going in and out of your warehouse in real-time.

Mobile Access

One of the best aspects of cloud computing is the potential to have mobile access and usage. When operating in multiple locations, it is crucial that you can access your management solution from anywhere. Mobile connectivity gives you the freedom you need to access your business as long as you have an internet connection. Stay up to date with the day to day operations and production process all on your phone.  

Cloud-Based Management Solutions for Manufacturing 

Cloud-based business management solutions improve the overall performance of your company and are built to scale with you. Organize your entire company within a single cloud-based business management solution that will take your manufacturing business to the next level.

Let the experts at IntelRise show you what a cloud-based business management solution can do for your manufacturing company. As a certified Acumatica partner, you are working with an industry leading cloud-based management solution. Contact us today to find out how we can transform your business. 

What is a Cloud-Based ERP Software? 

Cloud-based ERP software is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that runs in the cloud rather than on servers and other hardware hosted on premises.

By implementing a cloud-based business management software, you will be better able to visualize and manage all operations of your business from a single unified platform. Your company will be able to react faster to changes in the market and improve productivity.

You might be asking yourself, “what is the problem with the existing business management software solutions my company is already using?”

Oftentimes, companies are already using software such as Microsoft Excel to handle tasks such as inventory management and customer relationship management (CRM).  

This creates many opportunities for costly errors to arise.

Fortunately, cloud-based business management solutions exist to help companies prevent data errors and use real-time information to improve their business. 

Cloud-based ERP business management solutions increase the efficiency and productivity of company business operations.

Benefits of Cloud-Based ERP Software

By implementing and using a cloud-based ERP software solution, you can take your manufacturing business to the next level. 

Access to Real-Time Data

With a cloud-based ERP software solution, data produced by the various departments of a company is continuously being collected and processed. 

By having access to real-time data, you will have the capability to make business decisions more rapidly and intelligently than your competitors that do not use cloud-based ERP software as a business management solution.

Scalability of the ERP Software

Unlike with traditional ERP software that is hosted on premises, cloud-based ERP software is hosted and operated in the cloud. This means your company will not have to make a costly up front investment in IT hardware. 

To handle temporary increases in demand, or permanent expansion of your company, you can simply take advantage of additional resources of the cloud. You will not have to add to, or upgrade, company IT infrastructure.

Mobility of the ERP software

Cloud-based ERP software is accessible from anywhere in the world where an Internet connection is available. Company information is always available at your fingertips. 

Ease of Migration 

One of the leading advantages of the cloud is how flexible it is. Easily migrate your business to the cloud and access it from anywhere. Typically, a change of management solutions can be a difficult process but with Cloud ERP migration, it is easy.

Cloud-Based ERP Software vs. On Premise Software

Compared to ERP software hosted on premise, cloud-based ERP software is:

  • Easier to manage. Implementing a cloud-based ERP software business management solution does not require the purchase of IT hardware and software such as servers, networking equipment, operating systems (OSes) or databases. All IT hardware and software needed for the operation of the ERP software is managed by the provider of the cloud-based ERP software.
  • More secure. The provider of the cloud-based ERP software takes care of keeping up with, and applying, security patches and updates. The ERP software will be up to date at all times, minimizing the risk of unauthorized data access.
  • Increased uptime. With ERP software hosted on premise, there is always the risk of a power failure or natural disaster damaging critical IT infrastructure necessary for the ERP software to function. Cloud-based management solutions reduce the risk of downtime. Cloud-based ERP software is hosted on IT infrastructure distributed among different geographical locations to protect against natural disasters. For additional security, ERP software data is backed up regularly to multiple data centers. 

Regardless of whether your ERP solution is cloud-based or hosted on premise, your company will benefit from the increased efficiency and productivity created by the implementation and use of a cloud-based business management solution.  

Cloud-Based Business Management Solutions for Manufacturing 

IntelRise is an Acumatica Cloud ERP Gold Certified Partner, certified by Acumatica to help in the evaluation, implementation, training and ongoing support of Acumatica ERP software.

Acumatica Cloud ERP is recognized as the most adaptable business management solution for growing small and mid-size organizations.

Acumatica Cloud ERP software solutions are produced in various editions such as:

  • General Business edition
  • Manufacturing edition
  • Distribution edition.

As an Acumatica Cloud ERP Gold Certified Partner, the experienced experts at IntelRise are ready to discuss the specific needs of your company and implement an appropriate ERP software solution.

IntelRise experts will work with your company to make sure your company is getting the most out of your Acumatica Cloud ERP software solution to help manage your business.

Speak with an expert at IntelRise today to learn how to begin improving management of your business with an Acumatica Cloud ERP software solution.

Today’s manufacturer must consider whether it has the resources to scale its operations and keep pace with demand. If you are running your RV business on Excel and QuickBooks (which is more common than you think), you will start to feel like you are stuck in quicksand, if you haven’t already. There’s a better way, and it is within reach of the small-to-medium sized business (SMB).

Read on for a blueprint of what you can expect from today’s buyer and how you can benefit from an integrated, cloud solution with unlimited licensing.

How Will You Compete?

Does your business run on a combination of separate, outdated or homegrown systems that are loosely or poorly integrated?  Do these systems require duplicate data entry and reporting?

Frustration with inaccurate information, inability to find the details you need when you need them, and trying to scale your operation without busting the bank are just a few hurdles you are probably facing.

In addition to requiring more time to use and maintain, running systems like this put you at a higher risk for mistakes, which can result in delayed orders and customer dissatisfaction. Worse yet, you have no single version of the truth that you can rely on to make better business decisions in a timely manner.

The good news is that you don’t have to rely on old or primitive solutions anymore. A flexible, robust, configurable system that includes the functionality of your existing systems and allows you to scale and respond to changes in the market quickly is within your reach.

How Will You Supply?

Supply chain optimization is more important than ever.  Lacking clear insight into the activities and processes that make up your supply chain can leave you unable to offer a sustainable competitive advantage.  Your ERP plays a critical role in fighting inefficiency; reducing waste and ensuring that workers are better able direct their efforts when interacting with numerous suppliers and partners to obtain the raw materials and resources to bring finished goods to market.

Recent shortages of materials have resulted in product delays and disappointment. Knowing where to find back up supplies from can be the difference between staying afloat and going under. A strong ERP solution will make you resilient.

Supply chain optimization is a marathon, not a sprint. If you are just getting by with your current solution, the time is NOW to find a solution that will serve your needs now and well into the future. 

How Will You Delight?

Customer expectations are higher than ever. Your sales process must be a frictionless, positive, user-focused, seamless experience.

The most effective sales approach is both analytics-driven and consumer-focused. Many companies have one piece of this puzzle, but lack the other. A new ERP system not only reduces the total amount of sales admin required, it also accelerates sales processes. Salespeople will have immediate access to real-time inventory information to confirm availability before confirming delivery dates. Sales orders will now be more complete, including custom shipping requirements and product customizations that can be retrieved by scanning a bar code.

On the other end of the process, you will retain profitable customer relationships by better management of project resources in a collaborative ERP environment that synchronizes all customer requirements.

How Will You Pivot?

If the last six months have taught us anything, it is that resilience, scalability and adaptability are critical for any manufacturer, but even more so for the complex, custom specialty and recreational vehicle manufacturers.

With a modern, award-winning cloud-based ERP, and experts like IntelRise, you can manage the entire design-to-service lifecycle. It provides the transparency to manage complex manufacturing with:

  • Real-time project monitoring
  • Supply chain planning and execution
  • Lot serial tracking
  • Revision control
  • Service management
  • Advanced planning and scheduling

With Acumatica and IntelRise, you will realize productivity and efficiency gains, happier customers and employees, and better overall go-to-market success.

IntelRise, a Texas-based Acumatica Partner, has helped manufacturing companies optimize their processes and streamline operations. Reach out to us today to learn how our expertise can transform your business.