Our editorial review staff has tested and reviewed two popular ERP solutions: Epicor Kinetic and Acumatica Cloud ERP. Our hands-on experience with these platforms offers us a unique insight into their strengths, weaknesses, and best use-cases.
Epicor Kinetic, formerly known as Epicor ERP, offers comprehensive features such as compliance management, planning and scheduling, supply chain management, quality assurance, and maintenance management. This software works for small companies to large enterprises. It’s particularly effective in mixed-mode, made-to-order, engineer-to-order, and discrete manufacturing environments.
What we appreciate about Epicor Kinetic is its extensive product configuration, real-time shop floor data collection, built-in artificial intelligence support, and customizable reporting. However, it’s worth noting that the software has a high learning curve and might not be ideal for multinational organizations.
Acumatica Cloud ERP offers modules for accounting, distribution management, CRM, manufacturing, and more. Unlike other ERPs, Acumatica supports unlimited users, with pricing based on the resources and modules your company utilizes. This software is best for small companies and mid-level businesses.
We found Acumatica’s open architecture for rapid integrations, multi-entity support for global financial consolidation, and mobile accessibility appealing. However, some may find its pricing structure, which requires a consultation call, less straightforward. It also has a high learning curve and can be challenging to set up.
After careful review, we consider Epicor Kinetic to be the better ERP solution for most businesses. Its extensive product configuration, real-time shop floor data collection, built-in AI support, and customizable reporting make it an outstanding platform for businesses of all sizes, especially those in manufacturing and distribution. Its scalability and ability to support various manufacturing environments make it a more flexible solution than Acumatica.
However, Acumatica may be a better fit for growing companies that prefer a flexible pricing model based on resource usage and require robust multi-entity support. It’s also worth considering if mobile accessibility is a priority for your business.
We encourage you to explore these platforms further and to check out our roundup of the best ERP software overall.