Sergey has a great post up about Acumatica branch security. Branches are a part of the multi-company setup configuration strategy in Acumatica (click here). The nice thing about branches is that they aren’t just accounting buckets because they also carry security along with them. So you can have multiple locations or business units and you can keep your users from seeing things outside of their respective location or business unit. It seems to me that situations which used to required you to setup multiple companies in older ERP applications only require you to setup multiple branches in Acumatica which allows you to keep things nicely organized in one company.
Sergey also touches on Multitenancy. I only learned recently that the SaaS version of Acumatica supports Multitenancy (click here). If you’re like I was when I first heard this, you’re probably saying, “what’s Multitenancy?” I think it’s a pretty new word because my spell checker doesn’t even recognize it (maybe I need to add a dash?). If you want to know more, this Wikipedia article on Multitenancy is helpful to get you up to speed (click here). As I see it, you have to be pretty confident about your security setup if you’re going to offer customers Multitenancy. Acumatica must be confident!
Anyways, click below for Sergey’s post: