Why you Need an industry specific ERP solution for your distribution company

Acumatica Cloud ERP is the leading, most innovative Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution available on the market. With its industry-specific editions and flexible pricing structure, Acumatica Cloud ERP is designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of companies across all industries, including distribution and eCommerce.

Acumatica, the creator of Acumatica Cloud ERP, is made up of talented individuals located around the world. Since its founding in 2008, Acumatica has grown to over 275 employees and 6,000 customers.

Benefits of Acumatica

Acumatica Cloud ERP offers a greater amount of benefits than traditional ERP software solutions. Benefits of Acumatica Cloud ERP include:

Global accessibility

As a Cloud-based business software solution, Acumatica Cloud ERP can be used from anywhere an Internet connection is available. Acumatica Cloud ERP works on desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Remote hosting

Unlike traditional ERP software solutions, Acumatica Cloud ERP is hosted remotely in secure data centers. This means companies are not required to procure and maintain expensive computer servers and network equipment in order to start using an ERP software solution.

Industry-specific editions

Other ERP software solutions are designed for general purposes only, such as preparing invoices and purchase orders. Acumatica Cloud ERP is different.

Acumatica Cloud ERP comes in distribution and eCommerce editions, as well as other editions for construction, manufacturing, and other industries.

The Difference an Industry-Specific ERP Solution Makes

Companies that choose to implement an industry-specific ERP software solution start benefiting from ERP more quickly than companies that choose to implement a general ERP software solution.

General ERP software solutions do not have the features and functionality that are integrated into industry-specific ERP solutions. For example, Acumatica Cloud ERP distribution and eCommerce editions have powerful tools to track inventory in real time and accurately forecast delivery times based on aggregated historical data.

Industry-Specific ERP Solutions Scale with Your Business

Acumatica Cloud ERP industry-specific ERP solutions are designed to help businesses grow. And, as the business grows, the advantages that come from using Acumatica Cloud ERP become more apparent.

The interface of Acumatica Cloud ERP is streamlined to make it simple for users to become accustomed to and comfortable to use daily.

Increase Speed, Performance, and Efficiency

Companies that implement Acumatica Cloud ERP quickly realize increase in speed, performance, and efficiency. Acumatica Cloud ERP makes this possible through its abilities to:

  • Provide valuable information in real time
  • Centralize company data collected from various departments
  • Perform in-depth analytics and generate comprehensive reports
  • Share information with outside vendors and suppliers

Get the ROI You Need

Since Acumatica Cloud ERP does not require companies to make expensive investments in computer servers, networking equipment, and operating system licenses, ERP solutions maximize your return on investment. 

Further, since Acumatica Cloud ERP comes in industry-specific editions, companies are able to save time and money on customizing a general ERP software solution for the specific needs of the company.

By implementing and using Acumatica Cloud ERP, distribution and eCommerce companies are able to operate more efficiently and productively than their competitors that do not use ERP or that use a traditional ERP software solution.

If your distribution or eCommerce company is ready to increase profit margins and customer satisfaction by implementing Acumatica Cloud ERP, AppSolute Consulting Group can help.

AppSolute has been in business since 1997 and continues to grow. AppSolute strives to be different from other ERP solutions vendors by offering personalized, quality service to all of the companies it partners with.

Speak with an AppSolute professional today and spur the growth of your distribution or eCommerce company with Acumatica Cloud ERP.

How a Cloud-based ERP Solution Benefit Your Distribution Company?

What is ERP?

ERP refers to Enterprise Resource Planning software.

ERP software enables distribution and other companies to store company data in a central database so that the data can be shared easily between different departments. When company data is centralized through ERP, many benefits become available, just some of which are discussed in this article.

Benefits of ERP Solutions for Distribution Companies

With the benefits of modern Cloud-based ERP solution, distribution companies are able to:

Improve collaboration

As mentioned previously, ERP software centralizes company data so the data can be easily shared between different company departments. This helps to improve collaboration opportunities.

Modern Cloud-based ERP solutions make it even easier for members of an organization to collaborate. Since modern Cloud ERP can be accessed from anywhere in the world, from any Internet-connected device, the Cloud-based ERP solution is always available.

Increase productivity

With an ERP software solution, companies are able to automate many tedious and mundane tasks. ERP helps companies enter, collect, and organize data so that the data can be used by other business software.

Cloud-based ERP software integrates with many popular application suites. By integrating the ERP software with other applications, the need to enter data multiple times, an error-prone process, is reduced.

Lower costs

With ERP software, distribution companies are able to lower the costs of managing inventory and managing logistics.

ERP software provides data concerning inventory in real time. And, the software helps management process that data into useful information.

For example, with ERP, management can always know:

  • The current stock of a product
  • The current value of inventory
  • The rate at which products are being sold and restocked

Logistics costs are reduced by the use of ERP software because, among other enhancements for logistics operations, ERP can help with determining product shipment and delivery times so that the cost of expensive, last-minute delivery methods can be avoided.

Accurate forecasting

Cloud ERP solutions developed specifically for the distribution industry include features for detailed, accurate forecasting. When using industry-specific Cloud ERP, distribution companies are able to forecast:

  • Periods of increased demand
  • Periods of decreased supply
  • Periods when changes in logistics need to be made

With these forecasts, distribution companies that use a Cloud ERP solution are able to make strategic business decisions much more quickly than competitors who do not use a Cloud ERP solution.

Cloud-based ERP software solutions for the distribution industry

Distribution companies seeking to improve the efficiency of their business operations should look into Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Acumatica Cloud ERP is set apart from other ERP solutions because, unlike other ERP solutions, Acumatica Cloud ERP comes in industry-specific editions, including an edition purpose-built for the distribution industry.

Most ERP software solutions include only features and functionalities that are universal across different industries, such as basic purchase order and invoice processing. Acumatica Cloud ERP provides much more.

If your distribution company would like to learn more about Acumatica Cloud ERP Distribution Edition and what it can do for your business, AppSolute Consulting Group can help.

The AppSolute team is composed of talented individuals who are dedicated to successfully implementing Acumatica Cloud ERP and helping clients get the most out of their ERP solution.

Since its founding in 1997, AppSolute has custom-crafted a wide range of ERP solutions to ensure the specific needs and goals of its clients are met.

Companies that partner with AppSolute are guaranteed top-quality on-site support and services whenever they are needed.

Speak with an AppSolute expert today to learn how Acumatica Cloud ERP can help your distribution company be more efficient, productive, and profitable.

What is Cloud-based ERP software?

Cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is a comprehensive business software solution that centralizes data produced by the different departments of a company. While traditional ERP software solutions run on company servers and networks, Cloud-based ERP software runs in the Cloud.

With Cloud-based ERP software, companies are able to analyze and process data in real time. Further, by keeping all company data in a single database, Cloud-based ERP software is able to ensure the integrity of company data to make sure the entire organization is working with current information.

Cloud-based ERP software includes:

Benefits of Cloud-based ERP software

Benefits that Cloud-based ERP software provides to companies includes:

Real-time data

Without access to data in real time, companies have to wait until reports are compiled in order to make informed strategic business decisions. But with Cloud-based ERP software, no delay is experienced for reports to be prepared. As transactions occur within the different company departments, data is kept current in the ERP database.


Cloud-based ERP software solutions help companies scale, through the ability of the software to automate tedious and repetitive tasks. Moreover, through its centralization of company data, Cloud-based ERP software enables companies to exchange data throughout the organization more quickly and accurately.


Traditional ERP software solutions are increasingly being replaced with modern Cloud-based ERP software solutions. One reason for this is because Cloud-based ERP software can be accessed from anywhere in the world where an Internet connection is available. This is particularly important as businesses shift more and more to remote work opportunities.


Companies that continue to use traditional ERP software running on premises are responsible for making sure their computer servers and networks are functioning properly. If a server or piece of networking equipment fails, the company is responsible for repairing or replacing that broken hardware.

On the other hand, companies that use Cloud-based ERP software solutions delegate to professional data center engineers the responsibility of maintaining and upgrading servers and networking equipment. This ensures greater uptime and reliability of the Cloud-based ERP software solution.

What is the difference between on-premises ERP and Cloud ERP?

On-premises ERP and Cloud-based ERP both improve the business operations of a company. However, there is a key difference between the two.

On-premises ERP operates on company-owned hardware. The company IT department or dedicated staff is needed to make sure the IT hardware is working properly, that software is always updated, and security patches are always applied.

Cloud-based ERP software operates on state-of-the-art data center hardware. Highly trained and experienced data center engineers manage that hardware, as well as the ERP software, meaning companies that use Cloud-based ERP software only have to use the software, not maintain it. Software updates and security patches are handled by the data center engineers.

One main difference between on-premises ERP and Cloud-based ERP is that traditional ERP software typically can only be used by employees who are connected to the company network. In contrast, Cloud-based ERP can be remotely accessed from anywhere, and from any device, as long as there is Internet connectivity.

Why companies are moving to the Cloud

By moving to the Cloud, companies are able to realize significant savings by avoiding the responsibility to purchase and maintain their own expensive, enterprise-grade IT hardware. Further, companies are able to take advantage of the vast span of resources available on the Cloud, including scalable processing power and unlimited data storage capabilities.

Companies that move to the Cloud are able to focus on business, rather than on maintaining IT infrastructure.

How AppSolute can improve your business

AppSolute is made up of a talented team of individuals who take great pride in helping businesses grow and be more productive. The AppSolute team knows the ins and outs of a wide range of industries, including distribution, eCommerce, and manufacturing. With this knowledge, the AppSolute team is able to tailor Cloud-based ERP solutions for the exact needs of a company.

Companies that partner with AppSolute to implement Cloud-based ERP solutions receive quality service to make sure the specific goals of the company are achieved.

Since its founding in 1997, AppSolute has harnessed the same core message: “Your Success is Our Success.”

To learn more about what Cloud-based ERP software solutions can do for your company, contact AppSolute today.