Using Accounting software and ERP systems to solve everyday business challenges

With ever-evolving business technologies to choose from, it’s no wonder you get frustrated picking “just the right solution.” Before you get lost in the lists of features, functionality and capabilities, turn to the experts at SVA Consulting. We’ll help you determine what Accounting software and ERP systems 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 Software as a Service (SaaS) based options that offer a choice of deploying them on-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/ERP system can be the lifeblood of your business. How it supports your business can have a tremendous impact on your company's performance.

A question to ask yourself:

Is our system making us more efficient to support 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 suitable accounting and ERP systems. 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 a highly customized ERP solution that had reached end of life. 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 who were approaching retirement age. The organization's bottom line suffered because of an inability to gain competitive advantage through their use of technology, and as important, 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 a choice to deploy on-premise or in the cloud. By 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 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. They were also becoming limited in the types of 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 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. This information is leveraged on a continual basis to ensure they are contacting each customer during their traditional buying season.

Business Application Offerings

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
  • Field service management
  • Manufacturing management
  • 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 anytime, anywhere access
  • Customizable features
  • Seamless integration with other mission-critical applications

Why Choose Acumatica?

Corporate Performance Management Software

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

The Adaptive Suite is cloud-based corporate performance management software (also known as enterprise performance management or EPM software) that delivers incredibly intuitive budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and dashboards. 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?

Accounting Software

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

Learn more about 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
  • 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

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics® SL

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