How to Pave your Way to the Factory of the Future

Technology has become vital for manufacturing businesses everywhere to build products and manage their business processes.  If you’re still using entry level accounting or manufacturing ERP systems, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” you will lose out to the competition.   ​
In a recent poll, manufacturers say these are the biggest areas of concern when it comes to their outdated accounting or ERP systems:
  • Increased Cost – Manufacturers using multiple systems on different platforms face increased IT costs for application licensing, implementation, custom integrations, and support.
  • Poor Data Visibility – Data silos prevent manufacturing management from making critical business decisions, create confusion, and result in lost revenue opportunities and unhappy customers.
  • Costly Customizations – Manufacturers on legacy or entry-level ERP systems rely heavily on expensive customizations and one-off integrations that are difficult to maintain and support.
  • Limited Extensibility – It is difficult and often impossible to connect legacy systems with current business and industry technologies restricting manufacturers from automating processes and connecting data from external systems or machines.
  • Missed Opportunities – Inefficient manufacturing processes result in delayed customer shipments and increase costs limiting sales to existing and new customers.
  • Unhappy Customers – Product quality issues, late deliveries, poor communications, and delayed access to information result in negative customer experiences and loss of customer accounts.
Often, legacy or entry-level systems cannot be updated enough to match a modern-day ERP solution.  Usually, it’s by adding on applications to help improve manufacturing efficiency, but that’s not going to give you the advantages you’ll find by moving your manufacturing business to the cloud and running it on a single platform.  Welcome to Acumatica.
“We had no idea on what we were missing out by running our legacy ERP system compared to Acumatica. We’re seeing gains in all sorts of areas including data entry and just about every functional area. The customizable dashboards allow for quick and important business decisions. I’ve been managing my staffing and overtime from a dashboard.” – MATT SHORT, VICE PRESIDENT, MONAHAN PARTNERS ​

Complete Manufacturing ERP ​

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition is flexible, integrated, and extensible.  It helps manufacturers manage resources, reduce costs, and improve profitability. Designed for modern technologies and built on a future-proof platform with an open architecture for rapid integrations, scalability, and ease of use, Acumatica delivers an unparalleled experience for users and customers alike. ​ Hundreds of manufacturers across different industries, using different methods rely on Acumatica.  From connected systems for production, estimating, engineering, material planning, scheduling, and product configuration to integrated tools for compliance reporting, work orders or batch processing, to lot and serial traceability, Acumatica has all the industry specific features your business needs.
​Acumatica also provides unique breadth with native document management, customer relationship management (CRM), project accounting, commerce, point of sale, expense management, payroll, and field service. A full suite of financial applications manages daily accounting tasks. Manage your entire business with powerful insights through configurable inquiries, personalized reports, role-based dashboards, and real-time business analytics.

Free eBook: 5 Simple Steps to a Factory of the Future

Transforming your business is no small task, but replacing your outdated systems is necessary for any growing manufacturing business.  Download our free guide, 5 Simple Steps to a Factory of the Future, to make sure you are prepared for a modern ERP solution like Acumatica. For more information, or to discuss your business needs, call 440-498-9920 or email us at

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