Is your ERP investment not delivering the expected results? Are employees complaining of ERP inefficiencies and lost information? Is the system unable to change with your growing business needs or is it inflexible and hindering the company processes? If the answer to any of these questions is affirmative, it is time to look for a change.
There is just no point in creating and continuing with such a situation, both for managers and employees alike who wish to work in a more organized and professional manner.
Ineffectual legacy systems not only drag staff and organizational efficiency down, but also cause dis-service to customers who inadvertently bear the consequences and ultimately you pay the price by losing them. Despite this, businesses tend to hesitate when it comes to switching their ERP System.
Some of the tell-tale signs that indicate it’s time to replace your ERP are:
Does your ERP force you to use old servers or old versions of operating systems or browsers? Does it support mobility? If you’ve been using an outdated ERP System for a long time, you’ll eventually start noticing technological gaps, when your business taps a new market.
Do you remember that your expectation of implementing that ERP System was that it would streamline your growing process and manage it, thereby leaving you with enough opportunity to focus on core issues? But eventually it started obstructing work by running multiple, disjointed processes. If you still struggle to get the latest information without involving your support team, and your managers don’t get warned of impending problems, perhaps the basic objectives have got lost somewhere.
Maintaining a legacy system can be expensive. It is like trying to keep an old car in running condition. It’s an avoidable cost. High maintenance cost is an indication that your ERP Software is now outdated and is no more scalable to handle the pressure of your growing business needs. Such ERP Systems redirect all your resources into maintenance instead of freeing your time to focus on money and business solutions.
Tax implications and industry regulations are highly volatile as they are liable to change very often. Legacy ERP Systems were never designed to incorporate changes to such an extent. What happens if your business witnesses unanticipated expansions or changes? Is your old ERP Software going to absorb such changes?
Real Time Information:
Unhappy customers will complain about slow response to their queries, late deliveries, etc. and will gradually switch to your competitors if you fail to interpret the changing trends. Modern ERP modules will centralize information from all aspects of your organization and provide real-time information to all functions of your company; while reducing error prone manual tasks and ensuring better response time to client needs.
ebizframe ERP is a solution which offers real-time cost data, helping you track costs of material (including intermediates), labour, packaging and finished goods. Packed with one source of accurate real-time information, it reduces administrative and operations costs. ebizframe ERP allows C-Suite executives to proactively manage processes, prevent delays and disruptions, break up information logjams and helps users make decisions more quickly.
About the Author:
Shivam is a vibrant, young PGDM working as a Marketing & Communications Executive with Eastern Software Systems. He is a geeky marketing professional with interests spanning in various domains. He loves researching online for new and different avenues where ERP Solutions can make a difference. Apart from this, Shivam is a staunch animal lover and believes in contributing his services to the society. He is also a member of Saras Prayas – an NGO conducting social welfare programs.