Your business needs to run like a well oiled machine. In order to be well oiled, a machine needs all of its parts connected. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, such as Acumatica, is software that takes all the disparate parts of your company and brings them together under a single software platform. It increases transparency at the company, cooperation between departments, and helps to automate workflows that would otherwise require bouncing back and forth between several platforms.
What We Do
When you think of all the software you use, it becomes pretty clear how much skill will be required to tightly integrate all of those components into a package like Acumatica. It isn't just about connecting them, it's about figuring out all the ways the two products can feed off each other to help you achieve your business goals. When you're considering adding Acumatica to your tech stack, or migrating from similar software, you need an implementation team with the expertise to squeeze every bit of value from the software. At Old North Collective, we have that expertise, so you can stop playing games and find a partner.
Why Choose Acumatica?
If you're unfamiliar with Acumatica, or ERPs in general, you may be wondering what benefits these tools provide. Simply saying that they bring everything together doesn't give you a lot of information about the hows and the whys that drive many top companies to adopt Acumatica.
There are many ERPs out there, and each have their strengths and weaknesses, depending on the target business. We recommend Acumatica for eCommerce businesses who need to manage an omni-channel operation with multiple warehouses or physical locations, and for Construction companies, media companies, or software development companies where excellent customer relationship management is crucial. Let's talk about some of the things that Acumatica can do for your business.
The entire purpose of ERP software is to bring all of your software components together. The team at Old North Collective are great at what we do, but without the proper tools to work with, these integrations become much harder. Acumatica provides the resources developers like us need to make integration with your favorite software a breeze.
There's no need for separate accounting software when you choose Acumatica. From the simple needs of small businesses, to the complex requirements of the world's largest enterprises, Acumatica financial management brings you the tools you need to streamline operations, centralize all your accounting data, manage multiple business entities, and more.
Customer Relationship Management
Customer relationship management (CRM) software makes it easier to interact with your customers and allows you to more effectively market your products and services to them. Many ERP solutions require you to have an external CRM if you want to use one. Others have a CRM module included, but as a loosely integrated afterthought. Customer relationship management has been a feature of Acumatica from the very beginning, featuring all the tools you expect from a quality CRM. This is what makes it such a great solution for businesses who need to deal with clients.
Reporting and Analytics
As a business owner, you need to know what your business is doing. This is hard when you are running multiple different pieces of software. Generating reports means bouncing back and forth between the different pieces of software and then making some poor staff member collate the data in a way that makes sense. Nobody has time for that! So, some businesses simply don’t do it. Acumatica brings data from all your software together, so generating reports and benefiting from the extra transparency is easy.
We've already discussed accounting for the company as a whole, but that’s not so helpful if you don’t know which projects are financial sinkholes and which are profit gold mines. Acumatica's project accounting tools allow you to track internal or external projects. You'll be able to see time sheets, inventory associated with the project, and comparisons between the projected cost and the actual final cost. From construction companies to software firms, you’ll be able to more accurately cost your projects and increase profits in the process.
From small companies with a single storage facility, to large corporations with inventory spanning across the globe, Acumatica's tools will help you manage your inventory and distribution processes. You'll be able to keep track of items down to specific locations in your warehouse, and even know when perishable goods will be past their sell-by date. Better inventory management means reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction.
Point of Sale
So, you’ve got a wonderful eCommerce site that keeps track of inventory for you. But you are an omni-channel business. Maybe you’ve even got retail stores pulling from the same inventory pool. Everything has to be connected, or your inventory system is all wrong.Acumatica has their own point of sale system pre-integrated. Just use it at all your outlets and you inventory, and finances, are all synced up.
The features we've listed cover the most popular use cases for Acumatica, but they are not the only features the software can bring to your business. Acumatica has several editions, each tailored to a specific industry. Our team at Old North Collective can help you determine which edition of Acumatica makes the most sense for your use case.
General Business Edition
This is the basic version of the tool, suitable for all types of business. It features tools for managing finances, including project accounting, customer relationship management, and reporting tools for business intelligence.
In addition to the base functions offered by Acumatica, a successful retail-commerce business needs to be able to manage omni-channel sales, track inventory, manage shipping and handling. The retail-commerce edition features the tools retail businesses need to thrive.
For companies that need to track inventory across a number of facilities, the distribution edition is a good option. In addition to the base features, It allows you to manage quotes and orders, track your inventory, and automate purchasing.
The manufacturing sector needs to deal with production planning, material purchases, and coordination between multiple plants. In addition to the inventory tools available in the distribution edition and the tools in the general business edition, this version of Acumatica helps meet those unique challenges.
Managing field service teams is its own unique challenges. Combined with the need to keep accurate track of the finances of a job to measure it profitability and accurate bill the customer, the tools in Acumatica construction edition will make your day-to-day processes much easier.