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Acumatica VAR portal having by industry, ISV apps and VAR customizations

We need an Acumatica VAR portal that enables a VAR to find for a particular industry the Acumatica ISV solutions and Acumatica ERP customizations done by VARs. Portal is private.

Possible structure of this portal:

  • Industry eg construction
    • ISV Solution 1
      • Summary of ISV solution
      • Business benefits
      • Technical detail with videos, screen captures, scripts, ..
      • Technical posts by  VARs and ISVs about issues, missing features, request for help,  step by step installation and configuration guides
    • ISV solution 2
      •  
    • VAR customizations
      • Summary of customization
      • Business benefits
      • Technical detail with videos, screen captures, scripts, ..
      • Technical posts by  VARs and ISVs about issues, missing features, request for help,  step by step installation and configuration guides
  • Industry eg Electronics Manufacturing
  • ...
  • Across all industries
    • CRM improvements
      • ISV solutions
        • ISV Solution 1
          • Summary of ISV solution
          • Business benefits
          • Technical detail with videos, screen captures, scripts, ..
          • Technical posts by  VARs and ISVs about issues, missing features, request for help,  step by step installation and configuration guides
        • ISV solution 2
          •   
      • VAR customizations
        • Summary of customization
        • Business benefits
        • Technical detail with videos, screen captures, scripts, ..
        • Technical posts by  VARs and ISVs about issues, missing features, request for help,  step by step installation and configuration guides
    • Project Management improvements
      • ISV solutions
      • VAR Customizations

Reasons why we need such a portal:

  • I am using Acumatica ERP for internal purposes, and come across some features that are missing eg in the area of CRM, prospecting: I want to see all the leads in a particular county, electronics manufacturing, using today Sage or Solomon, min 20 Mln annual revenue, looking for a new ERP since 3 months, IT Staff of 10 people, …etc.

    I know that I can add all those fields under attributes of leads, and then run an inquiry.

    But this is only a particular feature missing but, there are a lot more features that I want in the prospecting and sales cycle.

    I couldn’t find any ISV solutions under sales/isv solutions that cover a more detailed prospecting solution.

     

    I wouldn’t be surprised that some vars have already customized Acumatica ERP to offer a detailed prospecting solution with some nice graphics. It would be very helpful if those customizations are listed and described with screenshots in the partner portal under sales, partner customizations.

    We should have a proper private discussion group with treads and blogs that describes and discusses those customizations. The current LinkedIn.com group doesn’t cut it. Even Sage is in there! Stackoverflow is confusing with other vendors being listed. I think an example of a good discussion board is community.office365.com (check Forums) or use Yammer (see Skype for Business).

    An example of what I mean is: http://www.quosal.com . They are integrated with salesforce and netsuite. Maybe Christian Lindberg can check it out. It seems that KentMcNall@quosal.com is the general manager.

  • I came across two ideas in the idea portal, that illustrate the need for such a portal.
    • Project Management: Project Subcontracts, Submittals, Retainage and Change Orders
       

       

      The ability to track subcontracts by Project and associate the subcontract to a Vendor Account.  The ability to track change orders for subcontracts with a change order history.  The ability to accept requests for payment from subcontractors and route through an approval process to automatically create the Vendor Bill.  The ability to retain a potion (eg. 20% of each vendor bill/submittal) of the payable to the subcontractor until completion of the project.  The ability to create the retainage as a separate payable to the subcontractor.  The ability to link payments from customers on projects to payments due subcontractors (Pay When Paid).

       

      Douglas Johnson commented

       July 30, 2015 12:20 

       

      I have received about 5-6 requests to demo this. These features are needed if we go after construction verticals. The big question is ... do we want to address this in Acumatica or use a third party ISV to serve the construction market.


      Gmercede commented

       October 27, 2015 16:02 

       

      Spitfire has a very solid product and is fully integrated into Acumatica.  I'd request a demonstration.  They can go toe to toe with any construction software package

    • Electrical industry
      • Integration with Second Phase customer portal solutions

        A prospective partner who is deep into the electrical distributor world recently suggested this integration. Wanted to see if anyone has experience with the solution and would like to add their vote.

There is no way I would have learned about Spitfire for the construction industry if I had not read that idea.

I hope that this idea gets well planned and implemented soon.

Thanks

 

Toon Six

www.intercs.com

toonsix@intercs.com

c: 973 727 9665

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