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Acumatica Pro Tip: What Is Acumatica Open University and Why Should I Use It?

Written by Laura Schomaker

January 16, 2020

When you’re new to it, learning new software can be frustrating. Especially, if you’re left trying to feel your way around the system with little instruction. This is not only frustrating; it is also time consuming and can really hurt your productivity and chances for a good user adoption rate. So, any time you spend a lot of money and time implementing an important software system like an ERP, you must have a plan in place for how you will train your users on the software. And the training process should be as easy and stress-free as possible. Acumatica understands this and their solution to the training conundrum many ERP buyers face is Acumatica Open University.


What Is Acumatica Open University?

Acumatica Open University is a free online portal. It’s open to anyone who wants to learn more about Acumatica and how it works. On it you will find, training videos, guides and other supplemental materials like Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and visual aids for users who want to make the most of their software. Why not check it out for yourself?


Why Should I Use Acumatica Open University?

Acumatica Open University is a cost-effective, efficient way to give your team the training they need to get up to speed on Acumatica cloud ERP software fast. If you visited the Open University in the past, you may have found it difficult to decide which courses you should take. Courses for end-users and implementation partners/consultants were mixed. So, unless you read the course descriptions closely, you might not be sure which was which.

But I have good news. Acumatica has fixed this issue with its redesigned course catalog. Now, end-user and implementation partner courses are labeled and color-coded. End-users should look for the courses with the green and navy course images at the top of the page. The courses at the bottom of the page with the bluish purple and navy course images are for implementation partners.


The end-user courses include:

  • Basic Financials
  • Prices and Discounts
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Inventory Replenishment and Purchase Requisitions
  • Service Management
  • Equipment and Route Management
  • Accounting for Projects
  • Project Billing and Change Management
  • CRM Sales Operations
  • CRM Marketing Operations
  • Analytical Report Manager Reports
  • Data Retrieval and Analysis
  • Basic System Configuration
  • System Management and Self-Service Portal


So, if you’ve never visited Acumatica Open University or haven’t been there in a while, now’s a great time to take a second look. Whether you’re brand-new to Acumatica or want to take your skills to the next level, go ahead, choose the course that’s right for you.

Still on the fence about whether Acumatica cloud ERP is the best fit for your business? Contact us! With nearly 30 years in the industry, we can point you to a solution to help you reach your goals today and in the future.


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