Acumatica cloud ERP has often been called a “disruptive” ERP. Its unique approach to the common issues businesses face—multiple needs, software integration—resulted in a product that completely changed the ERP industry. Other software providers soon followed Acumatica’s lead. Now, Acumatica is being called the “postmodern ERP.”
But what is postmodern ERP? More importantly, why is it good for your business?
Acumatica Cloud ERP: Changing How Businesses Think About Data
Postmodern ERP blends the best business management applications along with modern suite-based ERP. The shift from big mega suite ERPS to the new, postmodern approach can be traced to various disruptive technologies like cloud ERP, APIs, and SaaS, models which changed how companies use software.
With the introduction of each of these components, businesses could affordably invest in highly specialized and industry-specific applications. Such flexibility is something that Acumatica cloud ERP offered right from the start. Other vendors, peering around the industry and spotting similar trends, noted how Acumatica responded and began to change their systems to follow suit.
Postmodern ERP systems such as Acumatica cloud ERP take the best in breed approach, picking and choosing the right software to blend together into one product that serves business needs the best. However, unlike mega suites, the postmodern ERP integrates these separate systems as tightly or loosely as needed for fast customization of an ERP system.
Which Is Best? Industry-Specific or Generic ERP?
As the name suggests, industry-specific ERP is built for a specific industry application—manufacturing is a great example. While they have their place in the ERP market, they tend to become dated more quickly than generic ERP.
Generic cloud-based ERP is built to function across multiple industries. It offers a comprehensive suite of services that can apply to a lot of businesses. However, to get it to work well with a specific business or industry’s needs, it may need customization. It’s not uncommon to need enhancements or add-ons to a generic ERP to get it to do what a business needs.
Without any customization, generic ERP systems lead to generic processes and thinking. They can inadvertently preclude a lot of useful business information from the system and keep businesses from thriving the way they can with a customized ERP solution.
In short, the answer to the question, “What is the best ERP system—generic or industry specific?” is “Both.” You need a blend of both a generic system, with its brand recognition and resources, as well as the unique features of an industry-specific system.
Acumatica cloud ERP offers both. It is a true cloud ERP, providing industry editions that meet specific standards and support best-practices without sacrificing flexibility, data integrity, or integrations.
Acumatica Cloud ERP Benefits
Acumatica cloud ERP offers many benefits. It improves collaboration, data sharing, and discussion among your team. Everyone will have the same access to the data and can use it for decision-making and project planning.
Cloud ERP is accessible from any location, so if you have staff who travel frequently, remote locations, or other places where site-based ERP is a drawback, Acumatica’s cloud approach provides the flexibility you need.
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Emerald TC can help you with cloud ERP selection. We are approved Acumatica Cloud ERP vendors and have a long and successful history of cloud transition with our customers. If you’re hesitating about using cloud ERP, we can assure you that Acumatica makes software so easy to use that companies find the adoption time less than they expect. Contact us or call 678-456-6919 for more information about Acumatica ERP.