No longer hindered by an outdated system, Betty Dain Creations gained increased productivity, heightened visibility, & tools to intensify growth
Replacing a limited system called for a flexible, scalable inventory, production & import management system
As a manufacturer and importer, Betty Dain needed a modern solution that could manage production, importing, inventory, sales orders and more.
In 2012, I entered the business right at the start of a project looking for a new ERP system. We were using an outdated legacy system that was privately coded, privately created – if this coder IT guy who made this system happened to pass away suddenly, we would be in trouble. The program we were using wasn’t like QuickBooks or the Acctivate program with a big company name behind it.
So, I knew early on, we needed to move away from the legacy system. Plus, any tech support I needed, any new computer or user I needed to add, had to be done through an outside source who billed by the hour.”
After working extensively with Mendelson Consulting researching big systems like SAP to smaller, less functional systems, Leebow landed on Acctivate.
One of the deciding factors for Leebow was Acctivate’s configurable system and the assistance provided from an Acctivate savvy consulting partner.
We needed some custom procedures created and Mendelson was able to code a specific widget for us, when another competitor software didn’t offer that type of customization.”
A software with best-in-class features to increase insight, accuracy, productivity & efficiency into day-to-day operations
Where Acctivate comes into play, we use Acctivate from both a manufacturing production stand point and also an importing inventory control for purchasing on imports.”
Due to their high import rate, Betty Dain actively uses Acctivate’s Landed Cost feature.
We use the landed cost transactions. I even have a separate warehouse created that is sort of “the ocean warehouse.” If I buy a container worth of goods from China, as soon as it hits the water, I own that. So I receive into my ocean warehouse. At any point in time, I could look into Acctivate and see what I have on the water, what I have pending from the vendor on the PO and what I have physically in my warehouse here.”
Inventory, Production & Import Management
With Acctivate, Betty Dain has experienced excellent operational accelerations, with the added bonus of a talented customer support team.
With Acctivate, everything I needed to get done, it did. Inventory management, product, imports. We were kind of flying under the radar before – the system we were using before Acctivate was the equivalent to a 1990’s software.”
One of Leebow’s personal favorite features is Acctivate’s custom reporting through Crystal Reports.
I’m not a programmer by any means, but I haven’t had to use Mendelson in over two years because it is so easy to create custom reports in Crystal. If someone comes to me with a request, I don’t have to reach out to a third party and pay to have the fix done, when I can do a 30-second fix in half the time.
Keith from Mendelson appreciates that I try to solve things on my own, like reporting, before I reach out to him with easy fix questions.”
Sales Order Import
Betty Dain is now available in the eCommerce market and enjoys Acctivate’s import sales order feature.
The import sales order feature is awesome. Whether you’ve got one sales order or a thousand, it’s one click, and then I can batch invoices with one click. I don’t have to sit here and enter in sales order after sales order. I just use the sales order import, export it to a CSV file, and import it.”
20 users were quickly trained on Acctivate without any hinderances.
From a user perspective, the visibility of Acctivate makes it so easy to use and teach to someone who is not very computer savvy how to use it. It is much easier than our older system would have been.”
As far as customer service goes, Betty Dain remains pleased after several years of Acctivate use.
A plus of having Acctivate is having customer support, someone who is going to be there. They may not be able to answer or connect remotely right away, but usually, if I have a problem I need dealt with right away, it’s done that day. It’s awesome. I haven’t had any bad experiences.”