Nucleus Research, a group of independent analysts, has been providing fact-based research since 2001 so companies can make informed technology decisions. In an eBook released this summer, they give a detailed look of Acumatica's ERP software, and the customers using it.
When a growing business recognizes the need to upgrade their financial software, they want knowledgeable advice on what to choose. When you’re a CPA or accountant, chances are clients seeking to update their business software will look to you for guidance. But deciding on the right financial software for you or your company to recommend to clients can be intimidating.
Empower Business Solutions is pleased to announce a co-sponsored educational event with the Innovation Manufacturers’ Center, also know as IMC. The event titled "Outgrown QuickBooks? Alleviate the fear of selecting & implementing an ERP system" will be held on May 16th from 8:30 – 10:00 at Innovation Park in State College. Click here to register.
Many small and midsize businesses are burdened with obsolete systems they’ve been running since the day they started, or worse, a basic accounting program that cannot meet the challenges of a growing business. Even those SMBs with adequate systems for their size and markets may be lagging behind competitors because the system does not continually add functionality to support their evolving processes.
A software package primarily meant for accounting, like QuickBooks, can work well for a business when they are small and do not have very complex requirements. But if you’re growing beyond the basics and you need a system that incorporates and runs all areas of your business in synchronicity, then it’s time to begin evaluating a true ERP system that will scale alongside your processes and offer flexibility for future changes.
In a February 2016 Hartford Business article, leveraging modern technologies to maintain a competitive advantage was addressed, “At the center of this fundamental shift in IT are mobile and cloud-based technologies…this advantage is fueled by the emergence of cloud technologies. More and more customers are beginning to see the value of cloud services and how they can not only support an effective mobile/digital strategy but modernize operational technology.”
Today’s discrete manufacturers are seeing a higher level of competition than ever before. They are constantly facing new challenges, but in turn are being introduced new solutions. Each day manufacturers must decide on how to balance:
Empower Business Solutions is pleased to welcome a new ERP customer based in State College, PA; Polymics, Ltd.! Polymics is a manufacturer of polymer compounds, offering expertise in product development, application engineering and innovative polymer processing. Empower’s first introduction to Polymics was in 2016 at the annual technology event, LinkUp, in Altoona, Pa.
When it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), many small and midsize business owners, distribution center managers, and executives feel “stuck” with a deteriorating legacy system. They don’t see the value in upgrading to an entirely new system when they could hire more personnel, or buy/lease additional warehouse space. The ROI of investing in a modern ERP system may not leap off the page at first, but it WILL reduce the need for increasing support staff and/or adding additional warehouse space. Ultimately it will help you become more profitable by streamlining processes, solving inefficiencies, and allowing you to focus more on growing sales.