"Migration and Starting All Over Again" Fear

Summary

The fear of migration problems and starting-all-over-again may hold you back from migrating from your current ERP to the Acumatica cloud ERP. Especially when you have implemented proprietary ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle (NetSuite, JD Edwards, ..), Epicor, Infor and MS Dynamics GP, AX and NAV. Those ERP systems took a long time and headaches to implement, and to enhance with customizations that your business needed.

However this fear is taken away when you migrate to the Acumatica cloud ERP since Acumatica and ISV vendors provide plenty of tools to migrate  (transfer your data) from your current ERP system to the Acumatica cloud ERP.

The fear of starting-all-over-again is also taken away when implementing the Acumatica cloud ERP because the Acumatica cloud ERP has all the ERP features you have today. The customization is easy because of the Acumatica XRP development platform tools, the integration with 3rd party ISV applications is enabled by the REST APIs, and the development of new applications is fast because of the Acumatica XRP development platform tools. All this is enabled by the fact that the Acumatica ERP software is open source or an open system.

This fear will be completely gone when you realize how much cheaper the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is in comparison with the TCO of competitors

We will describe the details of these tools and the lower TCO below.

Migration Tools

 

The migration fear is taken away when you migrate to the Acumatica cloud ERP since Acumatica and ISV vendors provide plenty of tools to migrate  (transfer your data) from your current ERP system to the Acumatica cloud ERP.

  • Acumatica migration tools

The Acumatica migration tools that are included in the Acumatica ERP Foundation software, are as follows:

  • Using import scenarios using different import providers such as:

  • 3rd Party ISV tools

Several ISVs offer migration tools for Acumatica to transfer data from:

  • Quickbooks

  • Sage

  • Everest

  • MS Dynamics GP, AX and NAV

  • Oracle NetSuite

  • etc.

  • Learn more

The Acumatica Services Team offers a low cost fixed fee service to lead a data migration project with a custom tool that directly connects to MS Dynamics GP and Sage 100 SQL databases, and imports into Acumatica.  See attached datasheet .

Implementation Tools

 

The fear of starting-all-over-again is also taken away when implementing the Acumatica cloud ERP because the Acumatica cloud ERP has all the ERP features you have today, the customization is so easy because of the Acumatica XRP development platform tools, the integration with 3rd party ISV applications is enabled by the REST APIs, and the development of new applications is fast because of the Acumatica XRP development platform tools.d ERP.

  • Acumatica has all the features you have today.

All the basic features are described here.

Cheaper Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

 

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the Acumatica ERP is much lower that the TCO of competitors. The TCO in general consists of the following items:

  • Total of the subscription fees for the software over eg. 5 years

  • Total maintenance fee for the  software over 5 years

  • Total consulting cost consisting of installation, training, configuration, customization, testing and production deployment over 5 years.

  • Total technical support expenses over eg 5 years.

The TCO of the Acumatica ERP is much lower than the competition because:

  • The Acumatica subscription fees are much lower since they are consumption based ( number of maximum average number of transactions per month).

  • The Acumatica subscription fees will never jump higher than 3% in a year. Some competitor fees jump 15% in a year. A cloud ERP competitor may charge 50% if you want to add some features. An Acumatica customer  had to employ 14 IT people to maintain that cloud ERP competitor product, and pay the cloud ERP competitor $200k/yr for license fees. Once the Acumatica Cloud ERP was installed, the customer needed only two IT people, Check the podcast.

  • Total Acumatica consulting cost is much lower since the implementation time is on the average 3 -5 months. Competitor implementation times are way higher.

  • All Acumatica training is online and on-demand, and FREE!. Quizzes are provided for FREE so that people can test their understanding. Some competitors charge for online training.

  • Acumatica ERP customization can be done by non-IT people. Competitor customizations require programmers to do development. That becomes very expensive.

  • Acumatica online technical support is free for the first year.

  • Acumatica online forums are FREE, and have a lot of technical support. Https://community.acumatica.com/ is free. Just sign in with eg. a Linkedin ID.  Competitors charge a hefty fee for each support case.

  • Acumatica provides a trial, fully functional Acumatica ERP software with sales demo data for FREE. So you can learn and test the Acumatica Cloud ERP by yourself at any time from anywhere from any device.

  • When you choose to have your Acumatica Cloud ERP running in the Acumatica SAAS environment (Amazon Web Services - AWS), automatic backups and automatic fail-over are provided. Basically you will never be down as long as your company has access to the internet. By using the Acumatica SAAS environment, your data will never be hacked since all your data is stored in a very well protected environment of the Acumatica SAAS environment (AWS). More questions about Acumatica SAAS environment.

  • Export of your data. The data is yours!

    • The Acumatica ERP enables you to export all data to CSV or Excel files in the following ways:

    • A major cloud ERP competitor required their customer which wanted to terminate that cloud competitor ERP, to sign on for another year of misery so that the customer could finally get their ERP data. Check the podcast.

With Acumatica, you could save hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over a span of 5 years.

THIS SHOULD TAKE AWAY ALL FEAR OF MIGRATING TO THE ACUMATICA CLOUD ERP, AND OF IMPLEMENTING THE ACUMATICA CLOUD ERP.

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