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ERP Software Running on Windows Azure Cloud

Windows Azure reduces the time it takes ISVs such as Acumatica to profitably deploy a SaaS solution

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Acumatica, a provider of web-based accounting, ERP, and CRM software, today announced availability of its SaaS solution which runs on Windows Azure and includes the Acumatica software subscription, the operating environment, backups, upgrades, a service level agreement, and automatic updates. The SaaS solution allows mid-sized businesses to purchase customized ERP software and services without installing and maintaining software or investing in hardware.

The Acumatica SaaS offering is unique because it allows customers to switch between an on-premise deployment and a SaaS deployment as their business needs change. Customers may take advantage of Acumatica's migration service if they decide to move to SaaS or move from SaaS to an on-premise deployment.

Acumatica's SaaS offering includes advanced financial features and customization tools. The web-based customization tools allow users to build custom reports and dashboards, modify business logic, change workflows, and build new modules. Customizations are maintained separately from core application code so upgrades and updates do not impact customized deployments.

"Our advanced financial features, customization features, and deployment options allows our software to adapt to the way customers work, not the other way around," said Ezequiel Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of Acumatica. "Unlike many SaaS solutions, Acumatica is easy to customize without learning proprietary languages specific to a single SaaS environment."

Acumatica's SaaS offering benefits from the scalability, availability, and efficiency provided by Windows Azure, which helped Acumatica realize the efficiencies of cloud computing without the investment in hardware or expenses associated with maintaining an operating environment.

"Windows Azure reduces the time it takes ISVs such as Acumatica to profitably deploy a SaaS solution," said Doug Hauger, general manager of Windows Azure at Microsoft Corp. "In less than five weeks, Acumatica's team migrated a highly advanced accounting and ERP application to Windows Azure so customers with complex requirements are able to get their accounting services on demand."

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.