Acumatica Saw a Lot of Love in 2019: A Recap of Analyst Reports and a Look Ahead


It’s awards season—a time when everyone turns on the television to see if their favorite movie, television show, album, or musical took home the big prize for successes in the past year. While we can’t say whether Once Upon a Time in Hollywood or Joker will take home the prize for best picture, we can talk about what we know—business management software. Today, we’d like to take a look at one of these software product’s accolades and submit it for your consideration as your next ERP.

Awards and Recognition: Acumatica Takes Home Hardware

Before we get into what analysts had to say about Acumatica’s ability to deliver, we would first like to look at some of the major awards they brought home.

ERPPC Magazine Gives Acumatica an Editors’ Choice Award

Announced early in the year, PCMag tests and compares leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that can help your business manage its resources and optimize performance, efficiency, and productivity. Looking at every facet of the software, author Ted Needleman applied high praise to Acumatica. Check out what he had to say.

Info-Tech and SoftwareReviews: Emotional Footprint Awards

One would normally think an ERP decision is straightforward, asking—does it create value? However, especially in the talent battle that exists, focusing on how a software decision affects employees is critical. Software Reviews Emotional Footprint Awards evaluate and rank products based on emotional response ratings from IT and business professionals. Learn more about this 26-dimension evaluation and why Acumatica scored near the top here.

CRN Celebrates Acumatica: Channel Chiefs and Partner Program

To understand whether a vendor is good, you often have to look at the company’s partners. While many vendors are known to put too much money and effort into their own sales channels, Acumatica focuses on partner success. CRN, the leading voice of the channel, looked at what Acumatica provides and found them worthy of two high accolades:

  • CRN 2019 Partner Program Guide
    The 2019 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. To become a five-star Partner Program, companies in the space need to set their partners up for success. In this light, Acumatica delivered. Learn more about why Acumatica Partners are so successful here.
  • CRN Highlights Channel Chief Geoffrey Ashley
    With Acumatica’s revenue coming exclusively from solution providers, it pays for the company to hire the best of the best—a person who understands how to lead a channel marketing initiative. Geoffrey Ashley, Vice President, Partner Strategy & Programs, Acumatica, did just that. With over 30 years building some of the most successful partner sales channels in the ERP industry, Geoff’s work has allowed the program to thrive. Learn how.

Analysts Heap on Praise, Too

Awards are one thing. But if you’ve watched the Oscars, you know that the best movie probably doesn’t always win. Analysts are different—they make money for their reviews. With reports costing thousands of dollars, many of these companies can’t afford to appear biased, so they often leave it all on the table when applying their evaluations.

Nucleus Research Points out Acumatica’s Successes

Whether it’s an analyst review of the most recent release, an evaluation of ERP and CRM products on functionality and usability, or a complete analysis of the platform, Nucleus Research is a trusted name in the business and has been for some time. Here’s a look at what they had to say:

CRM Technology Value Matrix 2019

Want a complete, real-time view of each customer? This is what every CRM vendor is trying to provide—but they’re using different types of CRM technology to get there. The CRM Value Matrix compared 21 vendors and broke them into Leaders, Facilitators, Experts, or Core Providers. See what they had to say about Acumatica, the market as a whole, and where both are headed: CRM Technology Value Matrix 2019.

ERP Technology Value Matrix 2019

Everyone wants a feature-rich ERP that delivers a lot of bang for the buck. But if it’s not also an intuitive ERP, user adoption will be slow—and your ROI will lag. Like the CRM report, the ERP report breaks companies into Leaders, Facilitators, Experts, or Core Providers based on functionality and usability. See what they had to say: ERP Technology Value Matrix.

Additional Analyses

Not only did Acumatica score highly on both of the core reports offered by Nucleus, the firm also looked at releases, the platform, and the outlook:

Gartner Looks at the Company and the Product

If they’re not discussing how your company can thrive with Postmodern ERP, they’re comparing vendors on their ability to deliver and ability to execute. Gartner has been in this business for a long time and has a great understanding of the technology world—both today and in the future.

  • The Strategic Roadmap for Postmodern ERP
    You know ERP. But what’s next? “As organizations shift their focus from technology to outcomes and experiences, the need for a solid core of enterprise business capabilities is more critical than ever. CIOs can provide strategic leadership by adopting postmodern ERP strategies and preparing for the fourth era of ERP.” The 2019 Strategic Roadmap for Postmodern ERP discusses how postmodern ERP works and explores opportunities to succeed with an ERP project.
  • Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management
    Cloud financials platforms continue to surge in popularity—and it’s no wonder why. Many companies are going live more quickly, and achieving a faster time to value, than they ever did with on-premises accounting solutions. One of Gartner’s most known reports, the Magic Quadrant compares vendors on their ability to execute and completeness of vision, looking at 15 stringent categories. See what Gartner said about Acumatica here.

IDC Heaps on the Praise for the Cloud ERP Vendor

Another firm who has long been trusted for their input and analysis, IDC incorporates their own metrics and comparisons between vendors and products. Known for their MarketScape reports, IDC looks under the hood to discuss how each product delivers.

  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled ERP: Operational and Manufacturing
    The top cloud ERP providers all let you access their software through a browser. But that’s where the similarities end. Once you look under the hood, you’ll realize that there are significant differences in the technologies they use, the functionality they offer, their ease of integration to your other systems, and the overall value they provide for the price. MarketScape Reports compare software on two factors—capabilities and strategies—to evaluate who’s a leader, major player, contender, or participant.

Acumatica was included in two IDC MarketScape reports, one looking at Manufacturing and another at Operational ERP. IDC determined that Acumatica was a Major Player in each report. Click the links below to get each:

Mint Jutras Explores How Acumatica Got Where They Are

One of the few ERP-exclusive analysts, Mint Jutras has long been known in the ERP community for their insights. Delivering highly informative and entertaining ERP analysis, they looked at a variety of Acumatica’s big moves in 2019 including the Acquisition by IFS and the two major releases:

What’s Next? See for Yourself.

Acumatica has spent the last decade-plus expanding their customer base and partner network, improving their product, and evolving their business. With their annual conference, Acumatica Summit taking place next week, you can only expect big things to be announced.

However, the best way to see how Acumatica delivers for companies like yours is to experience hands-on what they’re doing to innovate and discuss your options with one of the leading partners in the network.

Learn more about the solutions we offer, contact us for a free consultation today.

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