Replacing QuickBooks Enterprise with Acumatica

The natural next step for growing businesses.

Almost every business starts with QuickBooks, Excel and good ol’ shoe boxes to manage their accounting. It’s a fine system for entry-level companies and does exactly what it was designed to do—manage the books, not the business. Our clients typically come to us ready to replace QuickBooks Enterprise because even the top tier of QuickBooks is, and always will be, just accounting software.

QuickBooks can deliver hindsight, but Acumatica also delivers the insight and foresight QuickBooks can’t. Acumatica is a full-scale ERP and CRM solution that can manage complex, multi-entity accounting plus…well…every other part of your business. As your business grows, it’s essential to get a single source of the truth across the entire organization which you simply can’t do with disconnected data and systems.

If you’re evaluating the return on investment of replacing QuickBooks Enterprise with Acumatica, here are some of the advantages that lead businesses to make the switch.

staff happy to Replace QuickBooks enterprise

Let’s talk about the “F” word

That’s right, fraud. The word no business owner wants to hear, and the one you should care about most when choosing an accounting or ERP system. When do you know it’s time to ditch QuickBooks for a real financial management system? They say it’s as soon as you hire someone to do your books. Sure, QuickBooks is easy and that’s the problem—it’s way too easy to cook the books.

Acumatica, on the other hand, is GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) compliant. That means your system is working for you to prevent fraud and provides the controls and transparency you simply can’t get with QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Enterprise vs. Acumatica

Functionality Acumatica QuickBooks
True Cloud (built for cloud) Yes No
Unlimited Users Yes No
Built to integrate with other systems Yes No
True mobility (all devices/no special apps) Yes Yes
Full function ERP Yes No
Full relational database export Yes No
Customization using industry standard tools Yes No
Upgrade on your schedule Yes Yes
Flexible licensing options (subscription and perpetual) Yes No
Multiple deployment options (cloud, on premise, hybrid) Yes Yes
Scale as you grow Yes No
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Yes Yes
Replace QuickBooks enterprise to share data

Shared Data

Acumatica enables easy export and integration of your data vs. a proprietary database that requires a third-party utility to export from QuickBooks. It shouldn’t be so hard to share your data.

Replace QuickBooks enterprise for true integration

True Integration

Acumatica’s open APIs and built-in modules and functionality allow true integrations vs. having to map, import, export or sync multiple data sources and apps in and out of QuickBooks.

Replace QuickBooks enterprise for easy customization

Easy Customization

Acumatica shares their APIs to build custom functionality and apps vs. QuickBooks limitations on customizations (which often lead to bigger problems down the road).


Acumatica is built to manage multiple companies with easy intercompany transactions vs. QuickBooks which requires multiple instances, takes too much time and risks errors.

Unlimited Users

Acumatica gives you unlimited users for the same monthly price vs. a limited number of users with QuickBooks. Now you can empower employees to collaborate like never before.

Better Control

Acumatica is GAAP compliant and includes several features for compliance, security and audit trails vs. the ability to change just about anything on the fly in QuickBooks.

The Acumatica Advantage for Complex Industries

QuickBooks and Acumatica both have industry-specific modules. The difference is how advanced you need that functionality and integration to be. Most Manufacturers and Distributors, for example, need far more power and automation than a dedicated accounting system like QuickBooks can provide.

Acumatica Distribution Edition Applications

  • Advanced Inventory Management
  • Sales Order Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Requisition Management Software
  • Advanced Financials
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Rebate Management

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition Applications

  • Advanced Inventory Management
  • Bill of Materials and Routing
  • Production Management
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Product Configurator
  • Estimating
  • Advanced Financials
  • Order Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Acumatica Cloud ERP Software benefits every industry and is also available in these industry editions:


  • Construction Edition
  • Field Service Edition
  • Commerce Edition

Yeah, yeah…but is Acumatica EASY?

Yes! In fact, despite what you’re thinking, you might find it easier to learn and use than QuickBooks. You’ll invest more time upfront with Acumatica, just like with any new system, but in the end it will save you far more than you spent.

One of the biggest complaints we hear about QuickBooks is the lack of training and support. Acumatica has a huge learning library that guides users through just about anything they would ever want to learn, on their time and terms. And, of course, the entire Rockton Connect team is here for you every step of the way with unlimited support.

You can’t underestimate the importance of user adoption when it comes to any software and Acumatica tops the list for ease of use. When employees are learning how to automate their day instead of how to create another workaround to QuickBooks, they get pretty darn excited about it. You’ll love the boost in productivity and morale with Acumatica.

Migrating QuickBooks Enterprise to Acumatica Cloud ERP

When you’re ready to move up to Acumatica from QuickBooks, the Rockton Connect team is here to make the transition a smooth one. With more than 20 years of development and EPR expertise under our belts, we know how get you where you want to be. We keep costs predictable and affordable with our all-inclusive monthly plan for onboarding, services and unlimited support. That means you can migrate to Acumatica with confidence knowing you won’t get any surprise fees or hidden costs.

Schedule an Acumatica ERP Demo

Let’s schedule a quick demo so we can show you this powerful, yet simple, solution in action.

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