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Why Acumatica Is a Top Choice for Businesses Looking for A Secure Cloud ERP

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Written by Laura Schomaker

November 6, 2017

Traditionally, highly regulated industries like banking, government and healthcare were reluctant to adopt cloud ERP in favor of legacy on premise systems. But now that many cloud ERP systems have stronger security than most businesses can put in place on their own that trend is shifting. And, most times Acumatica is one of the top choices for businesses looking for a secure cloud ERP, thanks to its strong commitment to security.

Unlike many cloud ERP systems, Acumatica was born in the cloud. It was not retrofitted to respond to the cloud computing trend. Therefore, it was built from the ground up to handle the needs of highly regulated industries, while running in a cloud-based environment. Specifically, all business logic and processing is handled on a server in the secure location of your choice. All information sent from a user’s browser is verified before it is accepted and added to the database. Also, all data stored in the database and transferred to Acumatica over the Internet is encrypted. But this is just scratching the surface of the security benefits Acumatica offers.

What makes Acumatica A Secure Cloud ERP?

 

Strong User Authentication

There is a variety of ways you can limit access to Acumatica and the critical business data it holds. Specifically, you can:

  • Limit user logins to specific IP address.
  • Define your own password rules—how complex they must be and how often they must change.
  • Set a custom session length—how long a browser can be inactive before the session times out.
  • ,Onetime password (OTP) system compatibility—for extra security, you can connect Acumatica to a onetime password system that will give users a new password every few minutes which it sends to their cell phone or small device they carry with them.

 

Data Stays on the Server

All data, including vendor, customer and employee files and transactions stay on the server always. When users fill out forms only the small pieces of data, they see are sent to the web browser. And, even then it’s only in the browser for an instant. Once the form you’re done filling out a form, no data days in the browser or is stored on the user’s computer.
 

Complete Control over Where Data Is Processed and Stored

Unlike many other cloud ERP solutions, Acumatica gives you full control to decide where your data is processed and kept. You can have Acumatica store it on one of their servers, you can choose a hosting provider handle the maintenance of the system. Or, if you must keep your data processing internal due to corporate or government policy Acumatica gives you the flexibility to do that. The choice is yours.
 

Database Encryption

To protect particularly sensitive information, Acumatica encrypts sensitive fields within the SQL database. These include fields that hold information such as Social Security numbers, names, credit card numbers and pay rates. Thus, this information stays safe from prying eyes should a copy of it be lost or stolen. Need to encrypt other fields? No problem. Acumatica gives you full control over which fields you would like to protect.

 

Users Only See Necessary Information

Acumatica’s menus, screens reports and pages will only ever display the information that the logged in user has authorization to see. This not only helps keep sensitive information safe, it also reduces the complexity of the system and makes training easier.
 

These are just some of the reasons Acumatica cloud ERP is a great option for organizations looking for a secure cloud ERP. To learn more about what Acumatica does to keep your data safe, download this white paper. Or, explore Acumatica in greater detail by visiting this webpage.

Questions? Contact us today! Our experts can help you find the ERP solution that’s right for your business.

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