Since 2015, NexTec Group has had the pleasure of being an Acumatica Cloud ERP partner. In that time, we’ve become a gold-certified partner helping hundreds of clients implement Acumatica’s comprehensive, award-winning Cloud ERP solution and transform their businesses in the process. Every year, our consultants—who have decades-long experience in consulting and a deep understanding of what technology is best for any business, in any industry—eagerly look forward to seeing how the Acumatica team has once again enhanced and improved their product and grown their local and global community.
Their efforts for 2022 did not disappoint, so let’s dive into what Acumatica accomplished this past year and explore how each accomplishment will benefit Acumatica users in the weeks and months ahead.
2022’s Two Product Releases
One of Acumatica’s key initiatives is to provide two significant product updates every year. Without fail, the Acumatica team has done so since the company’s inception, and they’ve outdone themselves with Acumatica 2022 R1 and Acumatica 2022 R2.
Acumatica’s goal of empowering small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to meet changing and challenging requirements has never wavered. Acumatica 2022 R1’s themes of working smart on the go, unlocking global markets and going broad and deep with industry-leading capabilities highlight how Acumatica customers can succeed in today’s unpredictable market and economy.
Working smart on the go is possible with Acumatica’s native mobile app, which provides users with the remote capabilities so necessary for employees working from home or on the road. Users can leverage their critical business data anytime and anywhere while also easily communicating and collaborating with team members and external stakeholders. With Acumatica 2022 R1, users can personalize their mobile workspace with favorites, add KPIs and more.
As for unlocking global markets, Acumatica has been busily updating their cloud ERP software with localization, integration and financial capabilities that will help SMBs transcend their current geographic boundaries and take advantage of international markets. For example, Acumatica’s new UK localization support opens the door to UK markets and ISV-enabled localization support puts the Mexico region within reach. (Learn about additional features and benefits for Financials, CRM, and Payroll in the Acumatica 2022 R1 press release).
Following hard on its heels, Acumatica 2022 R2 has taken ERP usability to a whole new level. Users can streamline their workflows with automated mobile signature capture, mirror (and customize) their Acumatica workspaces on their mobile devices, and access wiki help without opening a separate window or tab.
Acumatica also enabled users to target micro-vertical markets, delivering features that meet the specific needs of distributors, retailers, commerce merchants, manufacturers, contractors and service organizations. Specific details can be found in the Acumatica Cloud ERP Software Version 2022 R2 Overview.
And Acumatica 2022 R2 continued to expand geographical boundaries by implementing Canada-specific features as well as by providing SMBs with the ability to automatically assign tax zones to new sales orders and invoices for any country, state and zip code. Frost & Sullivan—a research and consulting firm that helps clients accelerate growth—awarded Acumatica with its Best Practices New Product Innovation Award in the North American cloud management industry.
In the press release revealing this prestigious award, Frost & Sullivan noted, “As smaller enterprises look beyond national borders, the different languages, taxation systems and banking practices pose a stumbling block for their limited IT personnel. Acumatica 2022 R2 shines in solving this problem.”
2022: The Year of Awards
The Frost & Sullivan award was not the only award Acumatica received in 2022. Indeed, 2022 was a banner year for Acumatica in terms of awards, recognition and glowing analyst reviews.
For example, G2—the largest software marketplace that provides millions of authentic peer reviews—awarded Acumatica its Best Usability among Mid-Market ERP Systems Badge for Summer, Spring and Fall 2022, as well as its Best Relationship among Mid-Market ERP Systems Badge for Spring and Fall 2022. Global provider of ROI-focused technology and advisory firm Nucleus Research declared Acumatica a leader in usability and functionality in its SMB ERP Technology Value Matrix 2022.
There are many more acknowledgments of Acumatica’s innovative cloud ERP software for 2022 (and beyond), and they’re all clearly laid out on Acumatica’s Awards, Recognition, & Reviews page.
Partnerships and Sponsorships in 2022
As NexTec has discovered firsthand, Acumatica is committed to building solid partnerships. Acumatica continues to connect with like-minded organizations in order to benefit its customers as well as to sponsor groups that align with its all-important sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.
Examples of these business-and-community-enhancing partnerships include:
- An expanded relationship with Shopify, which allows merchants to use Shopify’s new business-to-business (B2B) solution to manage their B2B and direct-to-consumer (DTC) stores through Acumatica and its future-proof platform.
- A sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR)—an organization that shares the same commitment to performance and teamwork as Acumatica.
- A sponsorship of Paretta Autosport, the only woman-owned, woman-driven, woman-forward team competing in the NTT INDYCAR series.
Beth Paretta, CEO and team principal of Paretta Autosport, feels Acumatica is the “perfect company” to be their sponsor. In the press release announcing the primary sponsorship, Paretta said,
“Like us, Acumatica is passionate about deepening its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. We’re proud to manifest those efforts on the racetrack to inspire others.”– Beth Paretta, CEO and team principal of Paretta Autosport
Acumatica Summit 2022
In January 2022, over 2,000 Acumatica Summit 2022 attendees flocked to Las Vegas to participate in what Acumatica considers their seminal Cloud ERP event. Customers, partners, developers and industry analysts mingled together during insightful Keynote sessions, knowledge-filled breakout and training sessions, and entertaining social events—all designed to help attendees traverse the digital transformation journey and to create agile businesses.
As Todd Wells, Acumatica’s Chief Marketing Officer, noted in his Summit recap, “Businesses continue to wrestle with unprecedented circumstances, but with the help of Acumatica’s innovative cloud ERP software and their VAR partners, Acumatica customers have been able to adapt.”
He also wrote, “Acumatica Summit 2022 was a fantastic event overflowing with information and insights into how Acumatica’s cloud-based ERP solution will help accelerate businesses agility and growth for the year ahead and beyond. It also addressed Acumatica’s continuing commitment to sustainability and the growth of Acumatica Community. Acumatica Community connects over 10,000 members (and growing) in discussion forums and also provides current news, announcements, and product ideas.”
Currently, the Acumatica Community is at almost 16,000 members. It’s the place where every member can find answers to their important questions or learn more about Acumatica, from what the company is doing today to where it is headed tomorrow. Acumatica Community also shares important announcements, such as the recent reveal of the 2023 Acumatica MVPs. Congratulations to NexTec’s Chris Hardgrove, who received a Developer MVP badge!
Looking Forward to a Promising 2023
We believe 2023 is full of promise—especially for SMBs that have implemented Acumatica. Acumatica’s user-directed updates to their already impressive Cloud ERP product ensure that SMBs in today’s unpredictable marketplace and fluctuating economy have a robust business management solution that lets them adapt as needed.
And as we look forward to a successful year, we’re also looking forward to attending Acumatica Summit 2023. Like every Summit, it’s the perfect opportunity to both learn and share Cloud ERP knowledge, meet and network with new people (and potential customers), and have fun.
To learn more about Acumatica and about how NexTec and our experts can help SMBs make informed technology decisions, contact us today.