Using business software solutions to solve everyday business challenges.

With an ever- evolving business technologies to choose from, it’s no wonder you get frustrated in picking “just the right solution.” Before you get lost in the lists of feature functionality and capabilities, turn to the experts at SVA Consulting. We’ll help you determine what software you should select based on your unique situation.

We support a variety of solutions offering flexibility to meet your needs. These include traditionally licensed or SaaS-based options that offer a choice of deploying them on your premise or in the Cloud. We often can supplement these solutions with specific industry related software packages or add-on modules to connect your systems for even more power.

Accounting Software and ERP Systems

Is your financial technology growing with your business?

Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems aren't something you change often. In fact, if you own a business for 20 years, you may only use one to two systems during your tenure. The reality is that your accounting and ERP systems can be the lifeblood of your business. How it supports your business can heavily impact your company's performance.

A question to ask yourself:

Is my system supporting my business by making us more efficient to leverage our growth, or is it getting in the way of keeping our business operation from running smoothly?

If you are using ancillary systems, including database and spreadsheet applications to supplement your accounting or ERP system, then the system you use likely no longer supports your business needs and could be impacting your profitability.

Our professionals have helped hundreds of businesses gain efficiency by replacing antiquated or no longer applicable accounting and ERP systems for our clients. Here are a few real-life stories of how SVA Consulting has helped other companies:

Customer Scenarios

An international life sciences company, headquartered in Wisconsin had reached the end of life with a highly customized ERP solution. The technology was extremely dated, running on hardware and operating systems that were no longer supported. To make matters worse, the software was customized and supported by just a few individuals, each approaching retirement age. The organization's bottom line suffered because of an inability to gain any competitive advantage through their use of technology, but as importantly, the age of the software and lack of resources to support the system represented a true risk to the sustainability of the organization.

SVA introduced them to Acumatica ERP along with the Acumatica xRP Development Framework. Acumatica ERP offered a robust, feature-rich ERP foundation using browser-based technology and offering a choice to either deploy on premise or in the cloud. By further leveraging the Acumatica xRP Development Framework, the organization was able to augment their core ERP solution by developing highly tailored functionality not found in off-the-shelf solutions to meet the needs of their agricultural base of customers. By using a framework to develop, they were able to inherit a number of software components necessary to sustain their investment in technology over time. They also have the added benefit of developing in common languages like C#, meaning resources available to support the system are readily available rather than limited to just a few.

A niche food manufacturing company's business continued to grow and flourish while their business automation systems were unable to keep pace. Compliance requirements to track raw materials and finished products using lot controls were managed manually, making it difficult to continue to grow the business profitably. The idea of a compliance audit was greatly feared due to the enormous amount of manual effort that would be required. Barriers also started to appear in the customers they could service without an automated system.

SVA Consulting reviewed their business operations and recommended the implementation of a Microsoft Dynamics® ERP solution that could easily be configured to meet their needs. Lot control data is captured when raw materials are received and used throughout production. Lots are assigned to finished goods, resulting in cradle-to-grave reporting of materials used and customer sales. Gone are concerns related to potential audits and recalls as the information is readily available to the company should a product issue occur. They are now able to meet the needs of larger customers and governmental clients by providing a fully-automated compliance solution.

A distributor of promotional materials had a fairly common problem, their sales team needed access to customer sales information to manage their customer relationships, but the finance team didn't want to grant them access to the financial system. In order to grow their business and remain competitive, management was stressing the importance of staying in front of their customers and exhibiting knowledge of buying habits and patterns, information only stored in the company's ERP system.

SVA Consulting was able to leverage this distributor's use of Microsoft Dynamics® CRM by providing integration with their Microsoft Dynamics® ERP system. Customer master information continues to be owned by the financial system, but it's synchronized with Microsoft Dynamics® CRM to ensure consistency. The sales team has access to customer order and invoice history from within the CRM system without ever needing to access the ERP system. This information is leveraged on a continual basis to ensure they are contacting each customer during their traditional buying season.

Relationship Management

Capitalize on your strategy to create new relationships or strengthen relationships with customers, vendors and partners.

Time means money and human capital is expensive. In today's fast-paced and interconnected economy, wasted time means wasted opportunities to grow your business. Too often, missed opportunities to improve your business are gone forever but the expense remains constant. Relying on or hoping for appropriate unguided human behavior is risky.

Companies employing a formalized relationship strategy and associated process are well-prepared to act quickly and decisively when opportunities present themselves. This goes beyond the relationship with customer to any key relationship in your business. Each of these relationships has a benefit, associated cost and potential opportunity that needs to be effectively managed.

We work with clients to implement solutions that work, instead of software that is poorly used. The magic is melding information with human behavior to create a predictable actions and outcomes. We have a methodology and insight to walk you through the deployment process.

Here are a few real-life stories of how SVA Consulting has helped other companies:

Customer Scenarios

A well-known manufacturer of specialized computer accessories was struggling with how to deal with their expiring patents. Other companies were producing cheaper imitation products, eroding their sales and margins. This was the first time in the company's history that real competition for their market was experienced. The pain was evident in lost revenue for the company and sales teams.

SVA Consulting worked with the company to better understand how they attract new business and retain existing customers. The strategy was to identify internal projects that would immediately pay dividends and one users could embrace. It was critical we drive real revenue opportunities and keep the process easy to use and manage. By leveraging a combination of reliable CRM data with marketing automation best practices, we helped the company do three key things:

  • React immediately and appropriately when opportunities or challenges appeared
  • Communicate clearly the value proposition of their products and experience
  • Maintain "top-of-mind" presence by automating the nurturing of all leads, prospects and customers

A prominent insurance company was challenged to provide their outbound sales force with timely information about their customers and prospects. While on the road, the sales reps would routinely need to access information and their only option was to call the home office for assistance. This would generally require a lot of research and long phone calls to disseminate the information completely and accurately. Needless to say, the time spent on the phone meant less time in front of clients and prospects.

Our professionals solved the problem through a series of data migrations into Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Several data sources were identified as critical to the sales process, and merging that data into a single source was necessary for success. Once the migration and data cleansing was complete, we delivered CRM to their outbound sales force on their iPads. Instead of carrying bulky computers that took forever to boot, the reps had a lightweight, powerful and flexible device at their fingertips that could facilitate the sales process, as well as deliver presentations and other documentation to their clients and prospects in a professional manner.

The inside support team ran CRM through Microsoft Outlook and could immediately see the information the sales reps entered into CRM from their iPad. This nearly instantaneous transfer of customer knowledge helped to streamline and shorten the sales cycle, while the company saw revenue growth of 8% after the first quarter of use!

A regional developer of hotel properties was looking for a centralized database to manage all aspects of property development, construction and hotel management. Prior to CRM, they used a number of independent spreadsheets on a number of local computers. Sharing of information was tedious and sometimes impossible. And because the information was not centralized, many times duplicates of the same data or spreadsheet existed. Managing the cleanup and data synchronization effort was incredibly time consuming and expensive.

SVA Consulting worked with the company to identify key information that needed to be available to all users and then tailored CRM with additional data records that allowed that data to be managed properly. Most important, the central CRM database was accessible to users through their Microsoft Outlook email client and on their Android phones which eliminated access issues from the field as well.

Business Application Offerings

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Business Applications

Cloud Accounting and Business Management System

An enterprise class ERP Solution in the cloud or on-premise - you choose.

Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world's best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, CRM and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform. In an interconnected world, Acumatica enables customers to take full control of their business; to play to their strengths, since every business is unique; and to empower their people by going wherever their people go, on any device.

The robust suite of applications offers integrated capabilities for:

  • Financial management and reporting
  • Distribution management
  • Manufacturing
  • Project accounting
  • Customer relationship management
  • Business analytics

Acumatica – Cloud Accounting

Solves Everyday Business Challenges

  • Provides access for more employees without additional licensing costs
  • Eliminates costs of additional servers and hardware
  • Consolidates remote offices and field employees with any time, any where access
  • Allows for customizable features
  • Seamless integration with other mission critical applications

Why Choose Acumatics?

Corporate Performance Management Software

Visualize your organization’s performance with an easy, powerful and fast platform.

Adaptive Insights enables active planning, so you can plan and adapt without compromise and drive business success. How do we deliver active planning? We offer a solution that’s easy, powerful, and fast.

  • Easy. The Adaptive Insights solution is designed for both finance and business users, making collaboration among operations and finance professionals part of everyday planning. Enhanced usability generates greater buy-in and helps produce better overall plans.
  • Powerful. Model anything, analyze everything. Adaptive Insights gives you integrated planning and analytics, robust modeling, and flexible forecasting in a comprehensive, in-memory system— combined with a single source of truth. It’s a powerful planning tool that enables forward-looking and data-driven decision making.
  • Fast. Model fast and adapt quickly. The Adaptive Insights solution is built for faster time to value and agile planning – so you can spend more time supporting business partners with continuous planning.

Most planning solutions force you to compromise, offering only one or two of these advantages. Why compromise?

Protect your customer base with a customer service and contact management system.

CRM stands for customer relationship management. It’s a category of integrated, data-driven solutions that improve how you interact and do business with your customers.

SVA Consulting stands for successful CRM implementations. We have:

  • Business process expertise
  • Microsoft platform knowledge
  • Software customization capabilities
  • System development and integration proficiency
  • CRM deployment experience
  • Business Intelligence tools to deliver actionable data

Accounting Software Program

Streamline your accounting process.

Manage your financials in the way that best suits your business with unlimited budget tracking, flexible period or month end closing processes and definable multi-currency management with Microsoft Dynamics® GP. Experience a sharp reduction in time and effort spent in key accounting tasks and achieve easy access and rich analyses of integrated, updated information for your organization.

Expansive capabilities embrace all the financial activity that moves through your business. Whether you are drilling down for detail on invoices or purchase orders, evaluating revenue, managing payroll, or processing multi-currency transactions, you’ll have the power of automatic information updates and seamless integration across your solution.

Microsoft Dynamics® GP provides a cost-effective yet solid foundation for growing businesses. Its robust suite of applications offers integrated capabilities for:

  • Financial management and reporting
  • Distribution management
  • Manufacturing
  • Project accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Field service management
  • Business analytics

Microsoft Dynamics® GP

Solves Everyday Business Challenges

  • Eliminates manual inventory traceability of products for warranty or compliance
  • Allows for greater control over costs and managing budgets
  • Streamlines collection tracking efforts on past due invoices
  • Reduces efforts to manage employee reporting compliance while understanding the total cost related to each employee

Top Ten Reasons to Purchase Microsoft Dynamics® GP

A Project-Based ERP

Financial accounting software and project management software in one.

Microsoft Dynamics® SL is designed to meet specialized customer, accounting, project management and regulatory requirements that aren’t always supported by traditional accounting solutions. It manages complex project accounting, streamlines processes and provides insights to estimate projects correctly. Ideal for project-centric organizations including professional services, government contractors, distributors, construction companies and multi-company organizations.

Microsoft Dynamics® SL provides a cost-effective yet solid foundation for growing businesses. Its suite of applications offers integrated capabilities for:

  • Project management
  • Accounting and financial management
  • Service management
  • Integrated project management and accounting
  • Distribution
  • Business intelligence and reporting

Microsoft Dynamics® SL

Solves Everyday Business Challenges

  • Eliminates manual effort in managing inter-operations of multiple businesses
  • Allows for greater control over costs and managing budgets
  • Creates consolidated financial reports on a timely basis
  • Generates comprehensive and timely customer invoices avoiding delayed payments

Top Ten Reasons to Purchase Microsoft Dynamics® SL

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