How different are the ERP needs of small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) in Asia from larger organisations?
The advice is basically the same as the above: SMBs are in a unique position to move faster and adopt cloud quicker than enterprises. This is a competitive advantage. SMBs should focus on harnessing productivity and data in real time as that would help them grow their businesses. This leads into the critical deciding factor when it comes to choosing an ERP system: Is it future-proofed? Speed, simplicity and reliability in data migration off legacy systems are also key.
There are a lot of players in the cloud space. What makes Acumatica's cloud offerings different?
As a true cloud ERP platform, Acumatica brings two things that no one else does to the market. First is the power of choice and ownership of deployment: Customers can decide which cloud — Public, Private or Hybrid — to deploy our built in data integration module in. Also, customer can choose where and how to host their data. They are not locked into any choice and can switch or scale to their needs without any restrictions.
Second is the ability to involve everyone, anywhere, on any device: We allow our customers to scale up to unlimited number of users on any device with limited cost.
What's next for Acumatica?
Innovation is what defines Acumatica. Our platform was born in the cloud and built with a pure cloud architecture. This has allowed us to become truly flexible when it comes to any customers' preferred deployment.In Asia, Acumatica is fully integrated with mainstream public cloud vendors such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. Our next step is to continue innovating so that any customer can reap the benefits of cloud and mobility. Our current offering (released annually), Acumatica5.0, leverages the power of HTML 5, allowing true access to ERP from any device in any location without incremental cost of development.
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