Changing to Sage Intacct will help you find a clear path out.
If your company is large enough to need sophisticated applications like finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, and CRM, but they’re not working together, you probably feel like the folks in New Hampshire have been feeling recently. Every department is working with a similar group of products and customers, but each has its own computer systems and software – and they’re not speaking to each other. You’re working so hard, but there’s no solution in sight.
What you need is a state-of-the-art, integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Remember the panic over Y2K? Because of the way earlier software was coded, everyone was afraid that on January 1, 2000, computer systems large and small would simply stop working.
That major worldwide anxiety prompted many businesses to invest in ERP systems, which were relatively new, in an attempt to avoid a complete shutdown. Originally called Material Requirements Planning (MRP), ERP was more all-encompassing. It referred to application integration beyond just manufacturing. Beginning with disciplines like accounting, ERP systems sprang up that controlled all of the core functions of a business.
The phrase ERP II is less well-known, but it began to be used in the early 2000s to describe the real-time, cloud-based integration of a company’s front- and back-end functions. This shift to the internet was the beginning of a new phase in business management, one that has only begun to be realized in the last few years.
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What business wouldn’t want such a system? A central database that feeds separate but compatible departments? Integrated solutions that keep proprietary information protected but which let the left hand know what the right hand is doing? That allow external stakeholders appropriate access levels? The implications for a vastly improved workflow and a smarter business are significant.
Intacct makes such company-wide sharing of information possible. It was built to serve organizations that wanted to pick best-of-breed solutions that could communicate with each other. Intacct provides the core financial management tools, including:
- General ledger
- Accounts payable and receivable
- Salesforce integration
- Inventory management
- Global consolidations
…and partners with countless vertical solutions that can integrate to create a full-blown ERP system. Intacct’s own applications are completely customizable, so you can teach them how you work, instead of the other way around.
At Altruas, we’ve seen how implementing cloud-based ERP through Sage Intacct has radically improved the way forward-looking companies operate, and we’d like to talk about how the same thing can happen in your organization. So contact us. We’ll give you the specifics of how Sage Intacct can be a good, intelligent fit for your unique business.
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Altruas is a full-service technology consulting firm focused on providing mid-market and enterprise customers with technology solutions that accelerate their business. We focus on industry leading cloud, ERP and CRM solution implementation and integration. Our strong business acumen and technology capabilities allow us to create long-term relationships with our clients.