Great news for Acumatica fans. There is a new website for Acumatica University and it’s open to everyone.
Joel Gress has a nice write-up about it (click here).
To access, just go to AcumaticaOpenUniversity.com.
I have to say that this move by Acumatica doesn’t surprise me at all. It is consistent with the “we have nothing to hide” company culture that I have been observing since April 2013.
Acumatica has an “open” philosophy. You can open any screen and see the code behind it without having to pay for source code. You can take the application and deploy it wherever you want: SaaS, Hosted, or On-Premise. And you can try out an actual installation of the latest version at TryAcumatica.com without having to put in any of your contact information.
This kind of culture is Engineering-led, not Marketing-led and it indicates to me that Acumatica is planning on staying in this for the long haul. A product-focused organzation takes longer to gain momentum, but does very well in the long run because the product begins to market itself.
Acumatica is a company of geeks who focus their attention on getting the core product perfect so there is a strong foundation to build on when implementing in a customer’s unique operating environment. Acumatica appears happy to focus on building an awesome platform and leave the vertical solutions to their growing network of ISV partners.
Things have definitely started off on the right foot with Acumatica
Now we just need to get an Acumatica User Group in place. The group should be independent of Acumatica in every way so we can ensure that this “open” culture continues even after Acumatica becomes the dominant player in mid-market ERP and the money starts rolling in.
Robert Lightner is working on creating such a group (click here) and I personally think that this is one of the strongest signs that Acumatica has a bright future ahead.