December 09, 2009
Acumatica Named Among ERP, CRM Vendors
By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor
AcumaticaThe paper, according to company officials, describes "the benefits of maintaining the flexibility to switch between SaaS and on-premise when selecting ERP software applications.
The Ovum paper discusses what it characterizes as "nine questions that customers need to answer before deciding between on-premise and SaaS" products, including such issues as regulatory compliance, security, customization, and IT budgets. , a vendor of Web-based accounting, ERP, and CRM software, has announced that it has been recognized among service providers offering flexible enterprise resource planning products in an Ovum (News - Alert) report titled “Nine questions to ask about SaaS.”
The paper also describes how external factors such as mergers and the economic climate can influence a company’s ERP purchasing decision, as well as "the need to switch between on-premise and SaaS (News - Alert)."
“ERP requirements can change quickly and frequently,” warns Warren Wilson, Ovum Senior Analyst and co-author of the report, adding that customers with changing requirements "should purchase a product that provides the flexibility to move between an on-premise deployment, a hosted deployment and a SaaS implementation.”
The Acumatica offering develops an integrated set of Web-based accounting, ERP, and CRM software that can be deployed on premise, hosted at a data center, or run on a cloud computing platform, company officials say, for mid-sized businesses to "access their applications and documents from anywhere using any popular Web browser."
TMC recently reported that Acumatica announced the availability of its SaaS product, which runs on Windows Azure.David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
The release includes the Acumatica software subscription, the operating environment, backups, upgrades, a service-level agreement and automatic updates and allows mid-size businesses to buy customized ERP software and services, which eliminates the need for installing and maintaining software and buying new hardware.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi