Why Research ERP Software

The purpose of research is to inform action. It is important to examine information from a variety of sources before making an investment of time and money in your first (or a replacement) ERP system. You want to be sure you’re making the right choice the first time.

Use this page to discover and evaluate potential solutions for your business. Identify software that can improve efficiency and reduce costs. Learn more about the cloud and cloud software then determine the total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) of your choices.

And finally, before you purchase, arrange a demo of the software you think will work best for your business.

But first, get “The Cost of Doing Nothing” white paper.

Research ERP Software

Evaluating ERP Software

When adding ERP, companies typically follow a series of steps before their new system is up and running:

  • Research – Identify needs and potential solutions
  • Evaluation – Compare features and perform ROI analysis
  • Selection – Choose the best fit
  • Implementation – Go live

No matter where you are in this process, you can access a customized ERP knowledgebase here and ensure you have the right information so that you are best able to make the right decision.

When choosing a new ERP system, it’s important to take a look around and see what your options are.

With the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites, you can get a non-biased, third-party view of the ERP competitive landscape and can educate yourself on the solutions available and how they compare and might fit your requirements.

You will get a description of each solution and see how they rank on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

In a crowded market there are many options. Pick the one that’s right for you.

Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment of ERP Solutions


Before moving forward with an ERP purchase, you need to know how much your system will really cost you and identify when you will break even on your investment.

Calculate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Your ERP Deployment

Calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) of Your ERP Investment

Learn More about the Cloud

According to the National Institute of Standards (NIST), cloud computing is “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

While accurate, that definition is broad and somewhat confusing.

Let’s keep it simple. Learn what the cloud means for you.

In 2009, 80% of mid-market ERP implementations were installed on premises. But, that has changed drastically in recent years. Now experts are predicting 50% of small and medium-sized business (SMB) ERP deployments will be in the cloud.

For many SMBs, the move to the cloud is done for obvious business reasons—the first one being lower up-front costs.

Learn about more trends and benefits and why the cloud is the future.

Compare ERP Solutions

What are the pro’s and con’s of the different mid-market ERP solutions? How do they compare? Which is better suited for your business requirements?

Maybe you’re outgrowing your current system. Maybe you’re on a legacy system that’s slowly being sunset-ed by its publisher. Maybe you need new functionality because your business has changed.

Every ERP has its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

Choose the one that fits (or improves) your current processes and is flexible and powerful enough to meet your needs as your business grows.

ERP Webinars


Find a complete list of upcoming and recent on-demand webinars here.

ERP White Papers


Find a complete list of white paper here.

Learn More about Acumatica

Now that your ERP research is progressing, maybe it’s time to consider Acumatica.


Acumatica is a high-value, flexible ERP solution. Some customers have realized 400% productivity gains. Others cut processing time by 35%. One saw a savings of $80,000 per year after switching from QuickBooks.

Learn more. Get the Acumatica Product Overview.


Acumatica pricing is based on four factors:

  • What applications do you want to use now
  • Where do you want to deploy the software (on premises or in the cloud)
  • Will you purchase the license or an annual subscription
  • How much computing power and data storage do you need

Contact us to get your price for Acumatica.


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