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25 Great Things a Building Supply Distribution Company Said About Acumatica Cloud ERP

25 Great Things a Building Supply Distribution Company Said About Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica DistributionAcumatica is an excellent fit for building supply distribution companies that are looking for new finance and operations system to run their business.

Recently, Acumatica interviewed our client, Frederick Block, Brick & Stone about their choice use Acumatica Cloud ERP from CAL Business Solutions.

Frederick Block, Brick & Stone is a third-generation, family-run business that first started selling cinder blocks and mortar in 1967. Over the past 50+ years, FBBS has become a leading distributor of masonry and hardscape products for residential and commercial markets in Virginia.

FBBS was running its business on an ERP system installed in 1999. Though there had been updates, important features such as remote access, integration with Microsoft Office, and reporting options were very limited. And managing inventory for multiple locations was increasingly challenging. They knew it was time for a modern ERP system that would allow them to grow.

They chose Acumatica Cloud ERP from Acumatica Partner, CAL Business Solutions.

Here are 25 great things that Steve Slaughter, President/CEO had to say:

  • “With Acumatica, the sky’s the limit. Whatever we want to see, however we want to see it, we’re able to create a simple inquiry to make that happen.

CHALLENGES

  • “In our old system, we had to download the information into a CSV file and import it into Excel, or we had to run a number of different reports to then take information from each one. It took a lot of time and manual effort to clean things up.”
  • “As we grew to multiple locations, we needed something to handle inventory in multiple locations. In addition, we wanted the ability to access our data remotely so people could work from home”

SOLUTION

  • “We wanted a solution that could grow with us and Acumatica, by far, seemed a better choice in that regard. It was a better long-term play.”
  • “We have a great number of employees who don’t need to be in the system very much, but we still wanted them to gain the access they required as it made sense. With Acumatica, there’s no extra licensing fee to add a person; it’s just one price.”

BENEFITS

Remote Access

  • “Acumatica allows anyone access to the system, wherever they are. If someone needs to work from home and be productive, they can do that,”
  • “The cloud access from anywhere was a big deal for us,”
  • “We just couldn’t do that with our old system, and we would have been in a world of hurt during this critical time.”

Obtain Critical Information Quickly

  • “On a daily basis I can see information quickly,”
  • “I can create a Generic Inquiry and manipulate the view to get to the data that I want to see. With Acumatica, the sky’s the limit. Whatever we want to see, however we want to see it, we’re able to create a simple inquiry to make that happen.”
  • “I like to make decisions based on data, and with Acumatica, peeling the layers back and diving deeper is easy to do. We are no longer making guesses but decisions with the data to back it up.”

A Flexible Solution that Connects Easily

  • “Acumatica is much more user friendly than what we had before,”
  • “The integration with Microsoft Office, especially Outlook and Excel, has been great.”
  • “I love that Acumatica is so flexible that you can tailor it to work best for what your business processes are.”

Improved Insight into Inventory

  • “With Acumatica, we can see what we have. Gaining visibility like that has been a huge improvement,”
  • “With our specialty orders and fabrication, we couldn’t just set up a SKU before.”
  • “Acumatica can be configured to do all the things we needed for our industry, but it also has the flexibility to go above and beyond,”
  • “Acumatica handles inventory so much better than our old system,”
  • “This is a big-time saving for us to see live inventory availability across our three different locations and not have to resort to various spreadsheets or wander through our yards of products like we did before.”

 

Modern Business Platform for Growth

  • “Acumatica certainly makes us a better business.”
  • “It’s been very beneficial to understand and see what’s going on in our business, in real-time.”
  • “There are a lot of features and modules available in Acumatica that we haven’t utilized yet. But thinking ahead to where our business may be five years from now, we feel like we have a solution for our business that we can easily add to and grow with over time.”
  • “There is a lot to like about Acumatica and I love that they are quickly growing.”
  • “I like that they are putting money back into the solution to make it better for everyone. We now have a business solution that we know is going to continue to improve over time.”

Read the Acumatica.com customer success story here: Construction & Masonry Supplier Builds a Rock-Solid Platform for Growth on Acumatica Cloud ERP

Read the Calszone.com customer success story here: Building Supply Distribution Company Selects Acumatica as Right System to Handle Growth

If you are a small or mid-sized distribution company looking for similar benefits, contact CAL Business Solutions. We can help you evaluate your current systems, business processes, and goals to determine the right solution for you.

Contact CAL Business Solutions, 860-485-0910 x4 or sales@calszone.com.

By CAL Business Solutions, Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, www.calszone.com/distribution

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