Dakota Red Corporation executives wanted an ERP system that was affordable, that could handle multiple entities, that would improve reporting capabilities, and that would allow them to accommodate more users as they grew and acquired more firms. They considered Sage, NetSuite, Acumatica, and several industry-specific solutions. They chose Acumatica largely because of its unlimited user pricing, ability to handle multiple entities, and ease of integration with third party software. But what sealed the deal was Brad Kain of K&R Consulting Group, Inc., (an Acumatica partner and reseller).
”K&R’s Brad Kain really took the time to understand our business and to help us make procedural changes, not just changes within the software. He went above and beyond just customizing our software and getting our data cleaned up,” adds Sauter.
Acumatica’s option to purchase and host the software itself rather than locking into a SaaS solution was a huge selling point also. “We’re looking at this as a long-term strategic solution and as a partnership with K&R and Acumatica,” Sauter says.
The company implemented Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition, which includes Financial Management, Manufacturing, and Distribution Management Software. A Strong Feature Acumatica has is Intercompany Accounting –which allowed the Dakota Red team to manage multiple Entities and have better visibility across all locations. “This functionality was a significant reason why K & R recommended and Proposed Acumatica Cloud ERP,” adds Brad Kain (President & Owner of K & R Consulting Group).