Many times, when an existing QuickBooks user hears about Acumatica ERP, their first question is, ‘how does it compare?’ The answer is, ‘There is no comparison. Acumatica is in a different class of software and runs entire businesses.’
Well then, what’s different? Here are 10 things that set Acumatica ERP apart:
- The storage capacity of Acumatica for the ‘Small Business’ edition starts at 50 gigabytes and 100 gigabytes for the Advanced editions. QuickBooks Enterprise maxes out at 1.2GB.
- Acumatica is based on ‘consumption pricing,’ not the number of users. Like a cell phone plan, the company is charged based on the resources it uses per month. This means smaller companies using Acumatica don’t pay what larger companies might pay.
- Acumatica includes financial processes that are only ‘workarounds’ in QuickBooks. These include: intercompany accounting; Deferred Revenue; Project Accounting; approval workflows; and Contract Management already built in.
- QuickBooks Enterprise is a desktop program. It can only be accessed ‘in the cloud’ by using (and paying for) an outside hosting company. QuickBooks Online is a SaaS product, but lacks many of the capabilities of even QBES. Acumatica ERP was, ‘born in the cloud,’ and is a full SaaS product with robust features, accessible from any browser.
- The Manufacturing edition of Acumatica ERP is truly designed for all aspects of running a manufacturing company. This includes Discreet, as well as Process manufacturing. It handles everything from time tracking to workstation and resource allocation including Material Requirements Planning.
- The ‘Advanced Reporting’ module in QuickBooks Enterprise remains difficult to learn and implement for the average user, including 8 hours of basic video training on the how it operates. Building custom reports in Acumatica can be done by the end-user with a simple report designer that is intuitive and built into the main product.
- Acumatica ERP comes with Microsoft Teams, Shopify, BigCommerce, Adobe PDF and Amazon FBA and Seller Central already connected. Intuit’s product requires third-party addons in order to connect to those products.
- Acumatica’s built-in and robust CRM function integrates with Microsoft Exchange for full communication with leads and customers.
- The end-user’s price for a subscription to Acumatica is guaranteed not to go up more than 3% per year. Intuit raises prices on QuickBooks at their discretion.
- Support. Users and ‘ProAdvisors’ of QuickBooks products know of the limits to getting accurate and timely resolutions to problems in the software. Conversely, Acumatica uses a two-layer level of support. This comes first from the partner team working monthly with the customer after purchase. The partner works with other Acumatica clients daily, so understands the issues and processes better. If they can’t resolve an issue, the partner goes to Acumatica tech support on their behalf. Acumatica only works with certified tech reps on a low-level of hierarchy to get qualified answers quickly. For example, issues rated, ‘Urgent,’ meaning the client is losing business access, are addressed within 1 hour.
Comparison? There is no comparison.
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