Simplify cash flow with Acumatica’s powerful forecasting features

In the accounting world, cash flow refers to the movement of money as it is transferred into and out of a business, or the difference in amount of cash available at the beginning of a period and the amount at the end of that period. In order to manage a healthy business, a positive level of cash flow must be maintained.

 

Acumatica Cloud ERP is already a strong platform, offering numerous modules that use real-time information from sales, finance, projects, and other operational specific processes to enable efficient business operations anytime, anywhere. With companies needing to forecast cash flow to avoid a liquidity crisis, Acumatica’s cash management functionality enables you to manage all business operations that involve cash, allowing your finance department to maintain your cash accounts from one location, and easily forecast cash flow.

Measure, manage, and forecast cash flow

Acumatica simplifies the process of managing payables by making it easier to investigate where costs are coming from and how to control them. Ideally, you are paid immediately after every sale, but that’s not quite how most businesses work. Acumatica clears up confusion that a backlog in payments can cause by allowing you to track money owed.

Through its cash flow forecasting and fully integrated applications, Acumatica predicts when you’ll have more cash going out than coming in to help better prepare your business, and it can also alert your business to trouble before it happens.

If you’re looking to optimise the financial management aspect of your business and to simplify project accounting, Acumatica Cloud ERP is a reliable cash flow forecasting solution for you. With its comprehensive reporting functionality and intuitive user interface, you’ll not only free up your time, but also have more confidence in the accuracy of your cash flow forecasts.

Contact us at Computime Software to find out how Acumatica Cloud ERP can help take your business to the next level. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter for the latest updates!

ERP business intelligence puts reporting and data analysis at your fingertips

Growing revenue and making the right strategic decisions are all common goals which business leaders need to achieve. ERP systems are designed to manage business processes, identify problems, and help you execute those operational improvements which matter the most.

In order to increase productivity and make your decision making easier, Acumatica Cloud ERP offers a collection of useful reporting and data analysis tools. Here are just a few:

Standard and custom reports

Modify and create any report for a number of roles or purposes with Acumatica Cloud ERP. Over 250 standard reports can be found within each module, including Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, and Depreciation.

Generic inquiries for reporting and analytics

Extract any data you need for external applications, dashboards, and reports with Acumatica’s use of generic inquiries – a new way of accessing information. Since these inquiries require no coding, they can be used by anyone to carry out a variety of different tasks, including exporting data to Excel and displaying results in dashboards or reports. There is also the possibility to reuse or modify any of these inquiries.

Business intelligence and analytics

Third-party BI applications can be used to gather information from Acumatica Cloud ERP – an example of one such tool being Microsoft’s Power BI. Combine information from external sources (such as Excel and Salesforce) with Acumatica to make decisions for tactical and strategic purposes. Over 100 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) support Acumatica, with products that are developed to enhance the ERP’s functions and which also seamlessly integrate with Acumatica’s software.

How can a toolkit for dashboards, data analysis, and reporting help your business?

One database to rule them all

Acumatica Cloud ERP offers a single version of the truth by using the same database for CRM, Distribution, Manufacturing, Finances, Project Accounting, and more. Consequently, every team member from any department across the entire enterprise receives and views the same data, in real-time.

Ensure data security through role-based features

Avoid relying on printed copies by using online reporting, thus preventing important information leaving the premises. With Acumatica Cloud ERP, all data can be managed from a single location inside the software itself.

Customise dashboards

Display necessary information by individal, department or role by customising your own dashboards with Acumatica Cloud ERP. Not only can you view your KPIs with a single glance, but you can also drill down for more details through the use of widgets.

Cut expenses and optimise your profit with Acumatica Cloud ERP, which will help you sharpen your decision making by analysing essential data and providing real-time information. Feel free to have a look at our previous blogs about how Acumatica can optimise your field service management and how it can offer a solution for your distrubition management needs. For more information, contact our team at Computime Software.

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Debunking Common ERP Myths

Since its introduction in the ‘90s, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software has become a multibillion-dollar business and is now considered a necessary management tool. However, along with its growth and increase in popularity, various and recurring misconceptions about ERP systems have also evolved. Computime Software, sole distributors of Acumatica Cloud ERP in Malta, debunk 3 common myths about ERP.

1. Customisation is difficult

ERP is all about change and adaptability. Modern systems not only record but analyse operations to allow for customising after implementation. It is actually necessary to customise your ERP system to meet your business needs. The trick is to limit the customisations to a minimum.

2. ERP systems are expensive

What actually drives the price up is inadequate preparation when setting up business requirements or choosing a system which includes unnecessary functionality. Setting a scope that is too broad or requiring changes along the way run up costs. In reality, however, it may turn out to be more expensive to continue to run your business using a legacy system or Excel spreadsheets rather than employing an integrated solution across your firm. It is therefore imperative for buyers to inform themselves about ERP systems and to be cautious about relying on faulty information when making purchasing decisions.

3. ERP systems only suit larger companies

As is often the case with new technology, it was indeed larger organisations that embraced ERP. However, current designs work just as effectively for smaller firms. Regardless of a company’s size, most businesses require a purchasing function, an accounting function, CRM as well as specific business-vertical requirements. A main feature of ERP systems is that all of these functions are integrated, and that is a universal organisational need.

A robust ERP system will optimise operations, promote closer relationships between business functions, and provide business insights that will increase profitability through data transparency. ERP systems facilitate the decision-making processes and its transactional database is viewed through functional dashboards. At Computime Software, we are successful when implementing Acumatica Cloud ERP as it supports the unique needs of various industries through its integrated solutions – such as financial management, project accounting, distribution management, and customer management.

There are a number of factors you’ll need to consider before embarking on your ERP implementation, and our seasoned consultants at Computime Software are more than happy to guide you. As a leading provider in business solutions, we are knowledgeable and fully-equipped to provide you with relevant information on the measures required to help your business grow.

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Field Service Management made easy with Acumatica ERP

Field service management solutions help companies manage off-site employees and the resources they need to do their jobs competently. It can be accessed through a mobile device and provides field workers with the ability to view and/or apply changes to components such as schedules, work orders, customer account information, inventory as well as invoices.

With Acumatica Cloud ERP, offered exclusively in Malta by Computime Software, companies can offer more flexibility when providing their service to customers. They can communicate in real time with customers, by providing on-site information about products and repair matters, and offer a more time-efficient service.

The Acumatica Field Service Management edition helps companies improve operational efficiencies by optimising work order routing and technician scheduling, and by providing more timely resolution of issues. It can also be beneficial when it comes to offering an overall better customer service.

About Acumatica Cloud ERP

The Acumatica Field Service Management edition is your linking between field service operations, projects, CRM, order management, and inventory management, providing all the necessary information to produce service appointments from Sales Orders to CRM Cases.

Better business relationships and transactions result from the combination of automated processes, precise data gathering, financial analyses, and forecasting capabilities.

Acumatica Cloud ERP is the answer to your Field Service Management because it allows you to:

  • Use the field services calendar scheduling board to generate daily or weekly timetables mechanically or through drag-and-drop tools.
  • Swiftly capture service needs to reduce the time between call receipt and task assignment.
  • Update developments to diminish response times and costs, resulting in more profits and increased customer satisfaction which provides a competitive edge.
  • Monitor and oversee every aspect of your service or organisation with Acumatica Service Management.
  • Share best practices, systematise manual procedures, and monitor service records by assimilating information, people, and resources.
  • Track resource commitments, match jobs to best accessible resources, and create work orders.

Why Acumatica Cloud ERP?

Whether you want to streamline dispatching, reduce response times, or minimise costs, the Acumatica Field Service edition has you covered with CRM, sales, inventory, purchasing, accounting, and business reporting. It provides a global overview of customer activities so that you can develop the inclusive customer experience and assess customer satisfaction to earn higher periodic revenues and increase your competitive edge.

All your information is easily accessed via the web and fully transportable which is ideal for your field workforce. Unlike other field services software, the user interface delivers a unified conversion between applications, since Field Services Management is part of Acumatica Cloud ERP, not a bolt-on application.

To discover more about how Acumatica Cloud ERP can help your company, contact us today.

Enhancing CRM with Acumatica Cloud ERP

The term CRM (Customer Relationship Management) denotes practices, approaches and technologies that companies utilise to manage and analyse customer exchanges and data throughout customer growth, with the objective of improving customer service affiliations and supporting in customer retention and driving sales growth.

CRM systems assemble customer data across different channels – or points of contact between the customer and company – which could include the company’s website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff exhaustive information on customers’ personal information, purchase history, buying preferences as well as concerns.

Components of CRM

Essentially, CRM software fuses customer information and documents into a single CRM catalogue so business users can access and manage it more easily.

As time passed, several supplementary functions were added to CRM systems making them more useful. Some of these functions include recording various customer interactions over email, phone, social media or other channels; depending on system aptitudes, automating various workflow automation processes, such as tasks, calendars and alerts; and giving managers the facility to track performance and productivity based on information logged within the system.

Marketing automation – CRM tools with marketing automation abilities can systematise continual tasks to augment marketing efforts at different points in the maturation.

Sales force automation – sales force automation tools monitor customer communications and automate certain business functions of the sales cycle that are required to follow leads and attract new customers and retain them.

Contact centre automation – formulated to reduce monotonous aspects of a contact centre agent’s job, contact centre computerisation might include recorded audio which assists in customer problem-solving and information distribution.

CRM with Acumatica Cloud ERP

At Computime our Acumatica Customer Management system brings a CRM solution which mechanises your sales procedures, so you can be more responsive to customers and partners or let them to self-serve whenever necessary. Workflow and security give you the ability to tailor endorsements to match your sales process whilst simultaneously supervising authorisations for each screen object and customer account.

Close more sales by means of automate sales, marketing, and customer service. Customer loyalty can be improved through the utilization of a self-service Customer Portal which offers easy access to high-demand information. Acumatica’s web-based CRM applications are ideal for handling leads, contacts, opportunities, and customer accounts.

Why choose Acumatica Customer Management?

ERP and CRM that work in a synchronised manner

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and Customer Management (also called Customer Relationship Management) was built into Acumatica from its inception. It’s not a loosely integrated component like so many other midmarket ERP products. From marketing, quoting and sales to delivery and aftersales support, customer information is always up-to-date and precise.

Cohesive content management

Offering a merged view of all customer records in a single database, Acumatica gives access to all written quotes, invoices. What’s more it also provides support cases to each member of your team through a 360-degree view of all customer activities and archives.

Perceptibility

Help your team by managing forecasts with real-time sales data through dashboards and reports, quotas, and results. The Acumatica Customer Portal lets you communicate and collaborate resourcefully with customers. Supportive tools give customers access to information about their communication with your company and facilitate activities online.

Customer care and support revolves around not only building a good rapport, but also maintaining it throughout by means of the proper tools. Ultimately, it’s only through effective software such as Acumatica ERP, your company’s CRM can be maximised. To discover the above-mentioned benefits of this ERP in Malta and more, contact Computime today!

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