Although the global cloud ERP market isn’t growing at break-neck speed—it’s forecast to grow at only an 8 percent compound annual rate this year over 2016—companies are starting to slowly grow more fond of cloud computing. In fact, in one survey by 451 Research, 60% of technology professionals expected that their 2020 IT approach would focus on cloud solutions.
This is especially good news for Acumatica. Their popular cloud ERP software has been constantly evolving to better meet customer expectations. Independent software vendors (ISVs), OEMs, and others are taking the cloud experience beyond expectations through their innovative use of Acumatica’s vast platform to build exceptional customer experience.
Partnerships and Integrations Drive Cloud ERP Software
Many of Acumatica’s more exciting developments have come from the world of Acumatica partnerships and integration. Acumatica has always welcomed innovations built around their cloud ERP software to meet customer demand.
New partnerships and integrations facilitated by the cloud include:
- Adobe PDF As A Service: All Acumatica customers will also get a free 30-day trial of Adobe Sign Enterprise Edition.
- BigCommerce: BigCommerce is an ecommerce system that enables companies to build customized user experiences to maximize sales. Now it is natively built with the Acumatica Commerce Edition. Omnichannel commerce allows companies to interact with customers and deliver seamless integration of sales, delivery, and support for B2B and B2C models
- eWorkplace Apps: The first two integrated solutions for manufacturing and distribution are being launched this year.
More cloud ERP software integrations will be coming soon based on Acumatica’s recent partnership with BDO USA, an accounting and advisory firm. The collaboration will help midsized companies with complex, international operations select the best ERP solution for their needs.
The New Acumatica 2020 R1 Update
There is also a significant number of features found in the new Acumatica 2020 R1 update. Acumatica 2020 RI has been dubbed a “significant” update, and includes the unveiling of Acumatica Payroll as well as new industry editions, native modules, best in class functionality, codeless personalization, and cross-connected workflows.
According to release notes, Acumatica 2020 R1 enables users to utilize AI and ML to simplify the experience. New features for mobile users include using the camera on a mobile phone to create expense receipts, recording travel and break time while on service calls, and attaching captured images to Acumatica data records.
Simplified reporting features in the new edition improve performance via dashboard caching, while pivot table percentage calculations and distinct counts offer new ways of viewing data.
Introducing Acumatica Payroll
One of the most exciting recent announcements was the launch of Acumatica Payroll. This new software minimizes overhead expenses and enables users to run in-house payroll. Advanced features include the ability to run payroll for both salaried and hourly workers, integrate taxes and tax forms, deductions and benefits, certified wages, union wages, timecard integration with overtime tools, and flexible payroll periods. All these features are perfect for manufacturers, warehouses, and distribution centers who often run shift work, have union and non-union employees, and deal with both salaried and hourly worker payroll complexities.
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