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How EDI for Acumatica Can Benefit Your Business

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Professional using EDI for Acumatica to track product movementFor decades, organizations have been moving from communicating on paper to electronic data interchange (EDI). It is a concept that involves exchanging information electronically. Companies that embrace this concept can send and receive documents such as invoices and orders electronically.

The benefits of this form of business communication cannot be overlooked. For instance, it helps businesses lower their operating costs. How? EDI helps eliminate costs and wastes associated with printing, paper, postage, document retrieval, and filing. EDI also helps speed up business tasks such as inventory management, order entry, and invoicing. Other benefits associated with EDI include:

  • Increased business efficiency
  • Better transaction security
  • Increased record accuracy
  • Reduced CO2 emissions as a result of paperless transactions

Implementing this concept into your business will be a complicated move. Any mistakes made during the process can result in a waste of money, staffing, and time. Therefore, you need to ensure that you choose an ERP platform that meets your business requirements, including plenty of flexibility for deploying EDI integration. One of those platforms is Acumatica, a cloud ERP company. Here are more details on Acumatica and what to consider when adding EDI integration.

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Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica ERP, a cloud-based system, handles different business functions and processes. It is a business management software with different modules that help a business carry out its day-to-day operations. To use Acumatica EDI, companies must make payments depending on the number of users, frequency of usage, or transaction tiers.

Depending on the nature of your business, you can decide to choose ERP software that’s deployed privately or on a public cloud. If you choose the first option, you will be required to pay for private cloud licenses. The licenses can be perpetual or subscription-based.

You can use Acumatica if you are a small business or mini-market company owner. Organizations with more than 200 employees can also use Acumatica; however, Acumatica’s enterprise version works best for companies of this size.

The platform can help you centralize and automate all your business operations. It is cloud-based, so you will not have to worry about storage space and security. Also, it is easy to use.

What Code Does Acumatica Use?

Acumatica uses a Microsoft programming language known as .NET Framework. It is a Microsoft software development framework that can be used to build and run applications. This framework supports running desktop applications and websites on Windows. With .NET Framework, one can write apps for several platforms using a single programming language. That is why Acumatica can offer support for many different business technologies, including EDI.

What Type of System Is Acumatica?

Acumatica is an enterprise resource planning system that helps businesses achieve their goals. This system can be made available to you by Acumatica or by one of their experienced resellers. With this system, you will save a substantial amount of money that you might have otherwise spent on CRM tools, account management, and distribution. This system can be accessed from anywhere since it is cloud-based. That means you will not need additional hardware to support the system.

Does Acumatica Have an API?

Acumatica has several APIs that enable integration with many external applications and systems. Therefore, you can use this platform with your existing platforms and tools. With the help of external applications and web services, these APIs can be utilized to exchange data in place of traditional EDI.

What Does Acumatica ERP Do?

Manager seeing increased productivity with EDI for Acumatica.Acumatica ERP can carry out the following tasks:

  • Financial management
  • Requisition management
  • Creation of purchase orders, sales quotes, and sales orders
  • Inventory management
  • Distribution management
  • Order management
  • Warehouse management

Construction companies can also use this platform for project accounting and management. On the other hand, manufacturing companies can use it for material requirements planning, manufacturing data collection, production configuration, and engineering change control. Acumatica ERP also has a Customer Relationship Management system that can help businesses give their customers access to the data they need.

How to Get Started With EDI for Acumatica

We’ll assign a four-person team to your Acumatica EDI implementation project. The team consists of the following:

  • A business development representative
  • A project manager who will manage and oversee the whole process. This manager will develop a plan that will be followed throughout the process and organize resources.
  • A data mapping analyst who will ensure that the implementation process goes on smoothly
  • A trading partner liaison who will communicate with your business partners on your behalf

We use this team formula to ensure our clients have a smooth experience during the implementation process. If you have any questions about EDI for Acumatica, talk to the experts at GraceBlood.

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