While there are many ERP solutions on the market today, choosing one that is specific to your industry is smart.
Let’s take a look at an ERP software well-suited for companies in manufacturing and distribution.
What is ERP?
Simply put, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a type of business software that centralizes business data within one platform. With ERP, companies can operate more efficiently. ERP also allows companies can gain far more insight into their operations than is possible when you are using multiple systems that don’t talk to each other.
If you are in the manufacturing or distribution business, you’ll get the most value from an ERP system that is already geared for what you do.
Acumatica Cloud ERP, with its Manufacturing and Distribution Editions, is one you should definitely consider. Here’s why:
Benefits of Acumatica Cloud ERP
Acumatica Cloud ERP is a modern ERP solution based fully in the cloud. Traditional ERP software, on the other hand, requires you to invest in costly IT hardware and run the software onsite.
Acumatica has pioneered cloud-based ERP solutions. Over the last ten years, it’s developers have worked closely with many companies throughout the world to develop best-in-class manufacturing and distribution editions.
The vast benefits Acumatica Cloud ERP provides to manufacturers and distributors separates it from other ERP solutions on the market. Here are a few of them:
Does your business have multiple locations or staff working away from their desk? No problem.
Company users can access Acumatica Cloud ERP from anywhere on the globe that has internet connectivity. Acumatica Cloud ERP works on all devices including desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones.
Acumatica Cloud ERP is remotely hosted and maintained. So when you use Acumatica Cloud ERP, you don’t need to worry about maintaining any servers, networking equipment or other IT hardware.
Different industries have their own best practices and unique requirements. There is no one-size-fits-all ERP solution.
With that in mind, Acumatica has developed industry-specific editions, including those for manufacturing and distribution. These include the features that your business needs such as Production Management, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Order Management, Purchase Order Management, Warehouse Management System (WMS), and more.
Professionally-Managed Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
Businesses that operate ERP software on their own hardware always face the risk that their data will be corrupted. This could happen if, for example, a piece of hardware falls and breaks or a natural disaster such as flooding occurs where the hardware is housed.
With Acumatica Cloud ERP, you don’t have to worry about this. Acumatica is operated on enterprise-grade IT hardware professionally serviced by expert technicians. Data is regularly backed up. Should there ever be an issue with data corruption, Acumatica technicians know how to quickly recover the data.
Why You Need an Industry-Specific ERP Solution for your Manufacturing and Distribution Business
ERP solutions that are not industry-specific can be both frustrating to use and more costly to implement.
In order to accommodate every industry, generic ERP systems include too many features you’ll NEVER use. Too much functionality clutters the interface and makes it harder for users to find what they need to do their job.
Acumatica Cloud ERP industry editions only include the features that you need making it simple and easy to use. For example, in addition to general functionality such as order processing, Acumatica Cloud ERP Manufacturing Edition and Distribution Edition have features to track inventory, manage production lines and handle logistics. Further, Acumatica Cloud ERP Manufacturing and Distribution Editions integrate with business software already commonly used by these industries.
Also, an industry-specific ERP solution will fit more of your business requirements right out of the box. A general ERP solution will likely require a lot of customizations (which can get pretty expensive) to fit your business.
Industry-Specific ERP Solutions Scale with Your Manufacturing and Distribution Business
Traditional ERP solutions license software to customers on a per-user basis. In practical terms, this means that companies with more employees have to pay more.
This often leads managers to try to save on licensing costs by granting ERP access to only a limited number of staff. Sadly, this defeats the whole purpose of ERP, which is to enable your entire company to access data in real time and share single source of truth.
Acumatica takes a different approach.
With Acumatica Cloud ERP, it is the applications you use, type of licensing you choose (SaaS Subscription, Private Cloud Subscription, or Private Perpetual License), and total data consumption from storage and transaction volume which determine the price you pay to license the software. This growth-friendly pricing enables you to pay for what you use. Moreover, you’ll have no financial worries about making sure all of your employees can directly access the modules they need.
Increase Speed, Performance, and Efficiency
Acumatica Cloud ERP helps manufacturers and distributors to modernize, streamline, and accelerate their business. Specifically, Acumatica can
- Speed up your operations,
- Increase manufacturing and distribution output, and
- Help your employees work more efficiently.
Acumatica Cloud ERP also provides general business benefits such as
- Real-time data for virtually all aspects of company business operations,
- Access to the software from any device and from any Internet-connected location,
- Company information on a single unified interface, and
- Unlimited insight beneficial to making rapid and intelligent business decisions.
Get the Return on Investment You Need
Acumatica Cloud ERP gives you the ROI (return on investment) you need to remain competitive in your industry.
Consider the Total Economic ImpactTM. With Acumatica Cloud ERP, you don’t need to purchase, maintain, and absorb the liability of hardware or stay up to date with operating system licenses.
You can unleash the true benefits of ERP with a pricing model that doesn’t hinder growth or restrict users. Your staff will love Acumatica’s user-friendly platform and you will soon see an increase in productivity and reduction in errors.
How i-Tech Can Help
Acumatica Cloud ERP, with its industry-specific editions, is a great ERP solution for companies with major Manufacturing and Distribution operations. If you are interested in learning more about Acumatica Cloud ERP and how it can be used to maximize the productivity and efficiency of your business operations, i-Tech can help.
The experts at i-Tech are business leaders and industry professionals. We are continuously learning and training with the latest software solutions for manufacturing and distribution companies.
At i-Tech, we understand that different businesses have different requirements. By staying up to date with manufacturing and distribution industry trends, our experts are able to recommend and customize software solutions that maximize the productivity of each of its clients.
All i-Tech clients are treated as partners, and as such, i-Tech works to ensure their continuing growth and success.
As an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner, i-Tech Support experts can tailor the powerful Acumatica cloud-based ERP software specifically to meet the needs of each individual client.
i-Tech offers a large suite of IT services, including:
To learn more about how i-Tech can improve the productivity and efficiency of your company, talk to an i-Tech expert today.