Acumatica NY WMS Specialist: 10 Tips on Cloud Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Selection (part 2)

Acumatica NY10 Tips from an Acumatica NY Cloud Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Specialist

How to Avoid Cloud WMS Selection Mistakes

In our previous blog, we reviewed the importance of starting a new Cloud Warehouse Management System (WMS) selection process with a future requirements or needs assessment as a first step.  We outlined 10 questions to cover in your future requirements review – “Cloud Warehouse Management Systems Specialist – 10 Cloud WMS Selection Tips.”  Now that you’ve completed your future requirements and know what your current challenges are and what you need out of a new cloud warehouse management system, the next step is to start your cloud WMS selection process.  There are three parts to this WMS selection – Research, Selection and a WMS specialist selection.  It’s time to evaluate a short list of WMS systems and find a trusted WMS specialist or consultant to help with your evaluation! Let’s get started!

Here’s some questions to ask to avoid cloud WMS selection mistakes as suggested by our Acumatica NY ERP and WMS specialist.

STEP 1 – Cloud WMS Research – These days, most of this work is done online and with your future requirements work already done, this is an easy step. In this step, you will need to ask 2 questions:

  1. Do you need Industry Leading WMS Software vs. Industry Specific WMS software? 
  2. Do we need Cloud or On-Premise WMS Software?  We support Acumatica Cloud ERP and WMS Software because it’s the leading cloud solution.  Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-sized companies to accelerate their businesses. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform.

STEP 2 – Cloud WMS Evaluation – At this time, you’ve narrowed down your research to 2-3 WMS solutions that you’d like to look at more closely.  Now it’s time to start calling around and looking for contact with the publishers of the WMS solutions and the local WMS specialist.

10 Tips to Avoid Cloud WMS Software Selection Mistakes

Contact the Publisher directly and then you will learn with the following questions and be sure to refer back to your future requirements work.

  1. What’s the cost of the ongoing Support and Maintenance plan? Do you get involved with Implementation? What are my self-help options for training and Support
  2. Do they have an active Online User Group or community?  Do they have Local User Groups or an Annual Conference?
  3. What’s the Pricing and Licensing Model and Agreement?  What will it cost me as I expand and need more functionality, more user licenses or need to manage multiple companies or multiple locations?
  4. What are our Deployment options?  On-Premise, Cloud, Hybrid, or Hosting
  5. Will we need any 3rd Party Add-Ons?
  6. What are your Training offerings?
  7. How do they compare when it comes to ongoing Product Development? How much do they invest in ongoing development of the WMS solution.  Make sure your initial investment is protected with a publisher that will keep the product modern and competitive to provide you with the tools you need as your business grows.
  8. What Resources do you have to help with my evaluation like; demos, success stories, references or trials.
  9. What is their Customer Satisfaction record?
  10. How is their Security for the cloud WMS hosting going to protect my data?

STEP 3 – Cloud WMS Specialist Selection – stay tuned for next blog (Part 3)

After you’ve done some research, you’re going to make contact a local Cloud WMS Specialist if you haven’t already.  We will cover what to look for in a WMS Specialist in our next blog with a list of questions.

STEP 4 – Cloud WMS Implementation – stay tuned for next blog (Part 4)

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AKA Computer Consulting (AKA) is committed to providing customers evaluating ERP systems with the personal and professional guidance you need as part of your evaluation. can be reached at www.akaconsulting.com or 888-351-8355 or email.

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Since 1995, AKA Computer Consulting has established an outstanding reputation in the New York City Metro and Tri-State area for first-class implementation of business management systems, innovative and flexible custom software development and utmost dedication to customer service. AKA supports the leading Cloud ERP and WMS solutions Acumatica NY, PA, and the Northeast area local businesses who are growing and offers a wide array of services and solutions to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers and exporters.

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