Manufacturing Software Profiles

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  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

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Acumatica Acumatica

Acumatica is a state-of-the-art software cloud product which can run in any modern web browser. It can hosted either in the cloud or on premise.

It targets mid-sized companies between $10 and $40M in revenues doing light manufacturing and wholesale distribution as well as service companies with project management needs.

Acumatica features integrated financials across multiple business entities including automated reporting, consolidation, payments, and cash management. Being a cloud product, it is very easy to move data to and from Acumatica. It also provides a mobile app that runs on Android and IOS. It sports a robust CRM application, Business Intelligence and Dashboards, custom workflows and alerts and has integration with outlook via MS Exchange. There are about 2,000 installations worldwide.

The software addresses international markets effectively with cloud multi-currency, multi-language, and multi- company capabilities, as well as localized functionality.

With its essential strength in financial applications, light manufacturing and wholesale distribution, it competes with Netsuite. More sophisticated warehouse distribution, e.g. bar coding, is available with a third party application. For manufacturing Acumatica supports straightforward make to order and make to stock with routings. It has lot control and production scheduling. Production planning is facilitated via the MRP and the Advanced Planning and Scheduling module. The Product Configurator model provides a flexible feature set for configuring products and building a sales order with a mapped production order for fulfillment.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
Acumatica ERP
CURRENT VERSION
6
CLOUD MODE
Fully Cloud
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
2000 Worldwide
PRICING
$10K per month or $50K outright purchase

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Yes
RECIPE BATCH
No
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Limited
ENGINEER TO ORDER
3rd Party required
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Limited
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No
MEDICAL DEVICES
Limited
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
Yes

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
Yes

Product Highlights

  Fixed Asset accounting and management.
  A special code layer for custom changes which Acumatica states does not affect upgrades and can be removed if necessary.
  Field service and repair management with dispatch, and the ability to create and manage long term service contracts.
  CRM is very robust and handles multiple quotes against an opportunity, does case management including automatically creating new cases from incoming emails, and has marketing list and campaign functionality. CRM also comes with an add-in for Outlook for creating and managing leads.
  It is also very suitable for HVAC contractors along with professional services organizations e.g. engineering firms, marketing companies, consultants, law firms, temp agencies, and others.
  Project accounting – complete view of project-related costs for materials, labor, services, and inventory item. You can compare actual project costs with original and revised budgets with real-time reports.
  SaaS licensing costs are based on the number of transactions and required server size.