Acumatica Manufacturing ERP

Get real-time insights and end-to-end control of your production and financials to drive efficiency and business growth.

  • Real-time coordination across your business
  • Work from anywhere on any device
  • Centralized reporting and approvals
  • Advanced forecasting and CTP capabilities
  • Support for multiple manufacturing methodologies
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Why You Need Manufacturing ERP For Your Business?

Increased
Cost

The use of multiple systems on different platforms increases a manufacturer’s IT costs for application licensing, implementation, custom integrations, and support.

Costly
Customizations

Utilizing a legacy or entry-level ERP system that relies heavily on expensive customizations and one-off integrations is difficult to maintain and support.

Missed
Opportunities

Manufacturers who have an inefficient manufacturing process can easily have delayed customer shipments and increased costs.

Poor Data
Visibility

Without the use of an appropriate ERP system, your data becomes siloed, preventing manufacturing management from making critical business decisions with the best information. Siloed data can create confusion and result in unhappy customers and lost revenue opportunities.

Limited
Extensibility

It is difficult and often impossible to connect legacy systems with current business and industry technologies. Without an ERP, manufacturers are unable to automate processes and connect data from external systems or machines.

Unhappy
Customers

Poor communications, late deliveries, product quality issues and delayed access to information can result in negative customer experiences.

Flexible Methods Of Manufacturing

Why Should You Use Manufacturing Cloud ERP?

Improve Data Visibility

With a comprehensive manufacturing ERP system in place, businesses connect information and workflows across departments, which improves data accuracy. Access to accurate and timely data allows management to focus on critical outliers through data alerts and dashboards.

Flexibility

An ERP system allows you to set up your back-office system to match the way you already do business. It also has the flexibility to adapt to any vendor or customer requirement, compliance regulations, or other business changes.

Reduce Costs

Utilizing a comprehensive ERP platform eliminates costly custom integrations and third-party application licenses, reducing the cost of ongoing maintenance and support.

Boost Manufacturing Efficiency

Improve your efficiency with Acumatica Manufacturing Edition. Acumatica provides everything distributors need to understand costs, reduce scrap, improve product quality, optimize inventory, minimize carrying costs, and maximize resource utilization.

Timely and Accurate Data

The Acumatica platform connects to leading-edge business and industry technologies for improvements in accurate and timely data capture and improved efficiency.

Reduce IT Costs

Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition saves manufacturers from one-off integrations, costly third party applications, and intrusive customizations.

Increase Sales

Improved manufacturing processes result in lower costs and more competitive pricing, allowing you to convert more manufacturing estimates to sales. Make it easy for customers to self-serve through integrated customer portals with access to product configurators and estimating. Integrated B2B and B2C commerce storefronts help you sell online. Access to meaningful sales analysis helps you to sell more to existing customers.

Customer Retention

Improve customer satisfaction and retention with improved customer service, on-time deliveries, competitive pricing, and access to self-service information.

Manufacturing Industry Specific ERP Features

Food and Beverage

Manufacturers of food and beverage products can be either process or discrete. They may require lot tracking, batch processing, and recipe or formula management. Catch weights, expiration dates, unit of measure conversions and variable product packaging are common. Route management for direct store delivery (DSD) is required for some businesses.

Apparel, Leather, and Jewelry

Matrix items are an essential requirement for apparel, textile, leather, and jewelry products to manage pricing and availability across product families where style, size, and color combinations are difficult to manage. Retail sales, commerce integration, and product configuration are also popular. PLM is a major requirement.

Chemicals and Life Sciences

Pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical, and similar businesses are predominantly process-based. Batch production, formula and recipe management, and lot tracking are all essential functions. Advanced features include concentrations, potency, specific gravity, and yield and loss tracking. Compliance with the FDA, EPA, and other regulations are also common.

Wood Products

There are only a few ERP systems that support the building products industry well. Acumatica has features such as matrix items which are useful for managing items with variations such as grade or dimensions. Other requirements common in the industry include lot tracking, co- and by-products, and point of sale.

Furniture and Home Goods

Most furniture manufacturers require product configuration in their ERP system. Retail and e-commerce sales are also increasingly common for manufacturers of furniture and home goods.

Paper Products

Paper mills and manufacturers of cardboard, envelopes, and publications require specialized ERP systems. Paper mills are best suited to process-oriented ERP systems. Specialized ERP systems for the publishing industry are configured to manage writing and layout for books and magazines. Other companies in this industry rely on general manufacturing ERP systems for basic capabilities.

Plastic and Rubber

Plastic and rubber product manufacturers require traceability for regrind for recovered material and often schedule production by color to reduce clean-up between production runs. Lot tracking, co- and by-products are also a major concern.

Non-Metallic Minerals

Lot traceability is vital for manufacturers of stone, concrete, tile, glass, and other products. Matrix item requirements and dimensional inventory are also common. Other requirements include lot attributes, co- and by-products, and e-commerce integration.

Fabricated Metal Products

Requirements include lot tracking, job costing, and outside processing, and many fabricated metal product manufacturers rely on estimates. Stamping operations have co-product requirements, and open APIs and integration tools must support machine integration for data capture.

Industrial Equipment

Industrial machinery manufacturers rely heavily on CAD and PLM integration, product configuration, serial tracking, and engineering change orders. Many industrial machine manufacturers also require warranty and service management for installation, service, and repairs.

Electronics & Electrical

Electronics, electrical, and high-tech manufacturers require engineering change orders and integration with CAD and PLM applications. Serial and lot tracking and warranties are common, as well as product configuration and e-commerce for commercial and consumer products.

Primary Metals

Tool and die management is essential for scheduling and production management. Primary metal manufacturers depend on lot tracking and often use lot attributes to manage characteristics such as heat numbers, mill certifications, and quality results.

Aerospace & Defence

Manufacturers of aerospace and defense equipment have complex requirements for work breakdown structure (WBS) reporting with progress and milestone billing. Compliance with DCAA and ITAR is partially supported by ERP data. Additional requirements include engineering change orders, TBLP (transfer/borrow-loan-payback), and material requirements flow-down.

Instruments and Medical Device

Instrument manufacturers have similar requirements to electronics and electrical manufacturers. Medical device companies face increased requirements to comply with 21CFR Part 820 for security and database audits.

Automotive and Transportation

Repetitive, cellular, and lean manufacturing are all common in the automotive and transportation industries. Cumulative demand forecasts and EDI are prevalent, and serial tracking and warranties are essential for component traceability to vehicle identification numbers (VIN).

Other Industries

There are so many other industries that can benefit from manufacturing ERP applications like Acumatica. Tobacco and legal cannabis manufacturers must adhere to strict regulations. Toy and hobby manufacturers often sell through multiple channels: online, via B2B, or B2C storefronts. Non-manufacturing industries such as forestry, fishing, agriculture, mining, distribution, and other industries often choose Acumatica as the foundation for their businesses.

Why Customers Choose Acumatica ERP Competitive Differentiators

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Product Breadth

Acumatica provides unmatched product breadth with out-of-the-box manufacturing, financials, distribution, project accounting, CRM, document management, workflows, field service, and BI (Microsoft Power BI).

Future-Proof Platform

Acumatica is built on a pure cloud platform with AI/ML framework, embedded BI and analytics (Microsoft Power BI), and open APIs for connectivity to leading industry and business technologies.

Real-Time Information

The Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides unmatched customer access to real-time information from the customer portal. Customers can see any real-time information you choose to share, including estimates, quotes, sales orders, shipments, inventory, and more.

Manufacturing Differentiators

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides a unique combination of manufacturing features, including:
Product Configurator, Disassembly, Outside Processing, Manufacturing Data Capture, Support for discrete and batch process orders

Web And Mobile Framework

Acumatica’s industry-leading browser interface and mobile apps provide distinctive and unmatched mobility on any device, anywhere. The only requirement is an internet connection.

Intuitive User Interface

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides a rare combination of simplicity and functionality. The intuitive user interface is easy to learn with limited training required.

Automated Communications

Acumatica Business Events can be used to automate notifications to customers, providing exceptional customer service. Any information in the database can be shared including document transmittal, status changes for production orders and shipments, and more.

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Why Acumatica Manufacturing ERP is trusted by other customers

Productivity

What can the product do to make you and your staff in the office and on the job site more productive?

Feature Benefit
Intuitive Built to be easy to learn and use.
True Universal Availability Easily communicate and collaborate with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers by accessing the system from any device, anytime, anywhere to assist associates working on the job site and in the office.
Multilingual Business is world-wide, so you need to be able to work in the language of your choice and print customer-facing documents (such as change orders) in the language of your customer.
Multicurrency Operate in any currency and convert as needed.
Workflow Automate business processes, approvals, and notifications.
Wiki’s Share information and company documents among any combination of teams, departments, and external users.
Single Database Eliminate the need to maintain integrations between applications by establishing a single truth with Acumatica.
Comprehensive Reporting Eliminate guesswork and make faster, better decisions with fewer mistakes.
Document Management Make critical documents available to all key personnel.

Functionality

What features and functions does the product have that actually perform the daily accounting and business management functions?

Feature Benefit
Multi-Entity Support multi-company, multi-warehouse, and international companies, including financial consolidations, intercompany eliminations, and reconciliations.
Financial Management Support standard accounting functions including general ledger, cash management, tax management, accounts payable, accounts receivable and so much more.
Quote-to-Cash Create quotes, convert to sales order, check inventory availability, perform credit check, manufacturer (if applicable), pick, ship, invoice, and collect payment, all within one easy-to-use application.
Sales Order Management Split orders across multiple warehouses, manage complex pricing/discount policies, verify credit limits, allocate inventory, issue replenishment orders, and accept returns.
Purchase Order Management Automate complex procure-to-pay processes involving multiple products and suppliers. Obtain bids, create requisitions and approvals, convert to purchase orders, receive inventory, and input, match, and pay invoices.
Inventory Management Plan and manage the movement of goods through your distribution network. Manage inventory and control customer and transfer orders. Use multiple locations with lot and serial number tracking and have expired items automatically removed from the available inventory.

Technology

Does the product leverage technology for usability, customizability, and maintainability?

Feature Benefit
True Cloud All functionality is accessible through the internet using a standard browser, eliminating the need for any software installation on the user's device. No additional software licensing is required.
Responsive Design View and interact with every page of the application on any device with a minimum of resizing, panning, or scrolling.
User Interface Users enjoy the modern look and feel. Customize screens and dashboards and easily access tasks with minimal clicks and an intuitive workflow.
Customizable and Flexible With Acumatica, you can modify and customize business logic to meet your company's unique requirements.
Customization using industry standard tools Use industry standard tools and programming languages to perform customizations without requiring the use of proprietary languages or compilers.
Full relational database All system data stored in a relational SQL database. Query data for reporting, Bl, financial statements, audits, and more.
Database Export Access and export relational versions of all data for reporting, backup, and transfer.
Upgrade on your schedule Plan upgrades at dates and times that are convenient for you and your company - not your ERP vendor/partner.
Capable of moving to the cloud when you are ready Not everyone wants to operate in the cloud, so the product supports both on-premise and cloud deployments. You can always switch deployment models if and when you are ready.

Value

How does the product maximize features and functions vs. cost for the usable lifetime of the product?

Feature Benefit
Multiple Deployment Options Choose your preferred method of deployment: on premises in your facility, private cloud of your choice, or our public cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Flexible Licensing Options Choose whether you prefer subscription or perpetual licensing (depreciable capital expense versus an ongoing operating expense).
Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) The total cost of ownership is lower than many other ERP systems. Costs you may incur during the foreseeable lifetime of the product (at a minimum 3-5 years), include licensing, support, hardware, upgrade, and hosting costs. Don’t forget the cost of additional products required to run the system: web server, eCommerce platform, database server, collaboration tools, CRM, etc.
Scale as you grow Acumatica grows with your business. It can accommodate heavier volumes, more resources, and more users as your business grows. Add more resources when you need them. You only ever pay for what you use.
Preserve capital for other business initiatives Cloud deployments reduce the amount of internal IT staff required for hardware and software support and maintenance. They also reduce the need for initial cash outlay for hardware and software purchases, which could be a major concern.
Charged by resources used, not by user Acumatica only charges for the resources used, not the user count like many software companies do. Charging by user penalizes growing businesses.

Risk

How does the product minimize risk and facilitate security (both network and financial security)?

Feature Benefit
Predictable monthly costs Standardizing on a platform allows you to predict your monthly costs for the system, meaning you aren’t vulnerable to spikes in IT costs.
Deploy quickly Eliminate time delay and risk of unplanned costs by deploying quickly with a cloud solution.
Leverage global technology leaders Utilize the resources of cloud hosting leaders like Amazon and Microsoft for their fast response and uptime.
Knowledge of your industry A software vendor with knowledge of your specific industry reduces your risk.
Customer references Cites customer successes using their software in your industry.
Best-in-class security at no additional cost Support platform, web, and computer security leveraging expertise at hosting providers.
Data in the cloud Data on your servers are vulnerable to attack.
Backup and disaster recovery Be prepared for the worst: cloud deployment lowers costs for backup, failover, and disaster recovery.
Simpler integration with other web apps. Utilize web capabilities to integrate with other web-based business applications.
Vendor handles updates and upgrades Your dedicated vendor partner will eliminate the risk of missing an upgrade.

Acumatica works with the tools you already use so integration is easy

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