Jon Roskill, the new CEO at Acumatica, posted something on the Acumatica website:
There are two things that he said which stood out to me that I completely agree with and have noticed about Acumatica since I have been following it for about a year now:
- ERP is “the stodgiest, most conservative, slowest-moving part of the software world“, but “we’re not your father’s ERP company.” Acumatica has definitely established itself as a player in the ERP market in an unconventional way: they have entered the market organically, by building a product from the ground up and taking the time to build it right without rushing things too much. This is completely counter to the strategies of larger players like Sage and Microsoft which have become major players in the ERP market by acquiring more mature, but older products. I think that this strategy will take longer to mature in the beginning, but it will pay-off in the long run for Acumatica. Acumatica is definitely not your father’s ERP company, but it is the product for the next generation of professionals. As more and more Millennials like myself begin to occupy decision-making positions in companies, I think we will see Acumatica get selected as the ERP system of choice more and more frequently. Acumatica is modern ERP for the younger generation.
- Acumatica is “a company with deep ERP heritage, started by ERP radicals.” One of the big reasons that I started to begin to learn Acumatica in the first place was because John S. Howell, Jr. is on the board of directors. John “helped build Solomon Software, Inc. to be the largest privately-held ERP software company in the USA” (from website). Solomon was one of the big players in mid-market ERP during the 1980s and 1990s. The fact that he is on the board was a big factor to me because it demonstrated that Acumatica was not just another software start-up company, but a company run by veterans looking to reproduce their prior success with a modern product. It might be ok for a website start-up company to be run by 20-somethings, but an ERP product really does needs veterans guiding the ship because of the complexity of ERP software.
Anyways, I like Jon’s post and I’m looking forward to see Acumatica continue to progress under his leadership.