Implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is a big undertaking, which may be part of the reason you’ve put off making the switch. The good news is that ERP software has evolved to make implementing and learning a new solution easier than ever.
If you’re currently using Microsoft Dynamics SL to run your operations, you’re likely aware that Microsoft has shifted its focus away from the solution over the past 12 months. This shift has left users asking themselves, “What’s next for Dynamics SL?”
Many of our NexTec customers have found success in switching from their SL solution to Acumatica Cloud ERP, winner of Best ERP Software by PCMag and Best Manufacturing Solution by SIIA CODIE Awards.
Acumatica is a true Cloud and mobile product that makes it easy for customers to choose the applications they want to implement and when. Flexible deployment options, browser-based access and multiple licensing choices make switching your ERP to Acumatica even easier.
To help ease your mind about making the switch from Dynamics SL to Acumatica, we’ve outlined the steps involved in the conversion process, all of which and more can be found in our ERP Conversion Guide: Dynamics SL to Acumatica.
Steps to Converting to Acumatica Cloud ERP
NexTec Group has one of the largest and most experienced teams of certified Acumatica and Dynamics SL consultants. This dual-product expertise gives us a distinct advantage when helping customers make the transition from Dynamics SL to Acumatica and the Cloud.
Our NexTec experts have successfully transitioned hundreds of organizations from legacy ERP systems using a proven step-by-step methodology that streamlines the conversion process. Here’s a high-level look at this methodology:
1. System Review
We’ll review your current system to get an understanding of how you use your SL solution and to get an inside look at added customizations.
2. Discovery and Mapping
Our team will map your data and translate current workflows and processes to prepare for the conversion to Acumatica. We’ll spend one-on-one time with you to gain a comprehensive understanding of your current operations and your goals for the future. At this point, priorities are identified and the project scope is established. We work with your team to make best-practice recommendations to help optimize your operations using your new system.
3. Build, Migrate, Implement
This step involves configuring Acumatica to address your optimized workflows and processes. The flexibility of Acumatica allows even the most complex workflows to be built within the solution. NexTec’s mapping tools help speed up and simplify the migration of your Dynamics SL master file data and testing and validation with take place throughout this phase to ensure your processes are working accordingly.
Our consulting team will work with your staff to match training to each users’ role and experience level. Acumatica’s intuitive interface and similarity to Dynamics SL means users typically require very little training.
5. Go Live
When your stakeholders are confident that we’ve addressed all questions, concerns and issues, we’ll bring your Acumatica system live. A typical transition from Dynamics SL to Acumatica takes between three to six months, depending on a number of variables including project size and customizations.
6. Ongoing Support
At NexTec, we’re proud of our 95% customers retention rate. As your partner, we will stand by you to make sure your system is producing great results well beyond implementation and go live.
ERP software has evolved significantly, and the newest Cloud solutions are easier to convert to, simpler to use and allow you to access the critical data you need to run your business from anywhere, at any time. To learn more about the conversion process and to see a live demo of Acumatica, check out our recorded webinar or reach out to us. We’d love to show you what Acumatica can do.