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Quiz: Is it Time for a New ERP?

Whether to buy a new ERP is a big decision, one with many factors to consider. If you’re on the fence, this short quiz will help steer you in the right direction. Just answer 10 easy questions.

E-Book: ERP Buying Is Easy If You Do It Smart 

Are you ready to demystify the ERP buying process? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Based on over 25 years’ experience, our experts share their top tips for a successful selection process and compare the top four options side-by-side, including Dynamics GP, Acumatica cloud ERP, NetSuite and Intacct. 

E-Book: ERP Conversion Guide Dynamics GP to Acumatica

Microsoft has made it clear its ERP solution of choice from now on, and where it will devote the lion’s share of its time and resources, is Dynamics 365, not GP. A harsh reality which leaves many loyal Dynamics GP users wondering, “what’s next?” While Dynamics 365 is an excellent fit for some, other Dynamics GP users find as a rather new product, it still lacks some features they need. Thus, leaving them with no choice but to search for alternative solutions. So, if you’re ready to replace GP and want to look outside the Dynamics box, where should you begin? For many of our clients seeking a modern tool to help them usher in life after GP, the obvious answer has been the fastest growing cloud ERP, Acumatica.

Guide: Questions to Ask ERP Partners Before Signing on the Dotted Line​

To separate your “OK” ERP implementation matches from the standout ones; you need to dig deep and ask the tough questions. These make your potential ERP partners think and help you uncover far more about their business practices and commitment to client success than surface questions ever could. Remember, a top ERP partner will welcome these tough questions. They’ll be eager to share what makes them unique. And be ready to engage their services team to help them provide you with complete, honest responses. 

Guide: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an ERP

Buying a new ERP system is a big decision, kind of like choosing a mate. Choose the right one,  things improve greatly. Choose the wrong one and you’ll bring on a host of new issues. With so much at stake, you must take the time to truly understand your needs. Not just those of a small subset of users, but the business as a whole.  Only then can you find the match that’s best for you. Do yourself a favor, avoid a costly mistake.

Checklist: ERP Evaluation 

Choosing the best ERP system to run your business is an important decision. You will feel its effects for many years to come. With so many similar features, each software package may start to look like the last. So, how do you separate out what’s important and what’s not? This tool can help.

Checklist: ERP Partner Interview

Since you can’t try out potential ERP partners with a free demo, like you can with the software, our experts put together an ERP partner interview checklist and comparison tool. Use it to go beyond surface questions to understand what separates one partner from another and who is best equipped to meet your business needs.

Featured ERP Buying Advice Blogs

Why Finance Pros, Executives, And IT Pros Love Acumatica ERP

‘Love’ is a strong word. It’s used when terms such as ‘like’ and ‘enjoy’ don’t convey the depth of emotion being felt, so when finance pros, executives, and IT pros use it to describe how they feel about Acumatica’s Software as a Service ERP system, then you know they mean it.

Justifying Your ERP Project by the Numbers

As a business, your first concern must always be whether investing in an ERP will be worth it in the long term for your bottom line. ERP is an investment that can reap serious dividends for your business. How do the numbers play out, however, and can you justify the cost of ERP?

What is the difference between ERP CRM and SCM?

Business management software solutions have improved and diversified dramatically over the last decade, so much so that today’s businesses almost have too many options on the table. To that point, decision makers at companies must choose between multiple solutions, including ERP, SCM and CRM. What is the difference between ERP CRM and SCM, and how can they affect a business?

What Types of ERP Systems are There?

More and more businesses, from manufacturing to retail, are exploring their options. If you are in the market for a new ERP solution at your business, what are your choices exactly? There are several types of ERP systems available in the market today, each with their own range of benefits. Discover the right one for you.

Why Should We Use Online ERP Software? Is It Safe?

Making the move to online ERP should involve questions and through research. But with the right plan and the right vendor helping you make the move to online ERP, you can transition in the most productive, profitable, and secure way possible.

Creating a Business Case for ERP: Five Steps to Gain Organizational Support

ERP is a big step for a company and one that requires the involvement and engagement of everyone at a company. With a large-scale systemic change, it can seem difficult to get the agreement you need to succeed. There are steps, however, that you can take to streamline the process and guarantee engagement and support.

Infographics

Infographic: Acumatica Cloud ERP Vs. Dynamics SL

Picking the right ERP is never an easy decision. And, if yours is a project-oriented business, chances are good you are struggling with the Acumatica Vs. Dynamics SL choice. Both these systems are popular choices and their features seem similar. Let our experts help you see how they stack up against each other.

Infographic: Why Delaying an ERP Upgrade Is Bad for Business

Upgrading ERP software can be a real chore. No wonder why more than half of all ERP users are at least two versions behind the current one. But, did you know there are some real, yet hidden costs to keeping your outdated software.

Not Sure Which ERP Solution is Right For Your Organization?

With over 25 years’ experience helping small and medium-sized businesses make the most of their accounting/business management systems, Intelligent Technologies can help you explore your ERP options, document your challenges, choose, and implement the right ERP solution for your business.