Reasons to Change Your ERP System
The decision to move away from your legacy ERP system is never an easy one. However, there are plenty of reasons to change your ERP system, especially when it is more painful to maintain than it’s worth.
In case you need that final push to pull the trigger on a new ERP system, here are a handful of reasons it is time to move on:
- Improve interactions with employees – The best ERP systems help you make better use of your best resource – your people. Simplify your team’s workflow by freeing them up to process documents faster, assisting with more in-depth analysis and forecasting and meeting improved reporting deadlines faster.
- Optimize organizational performance – Systems commonly used by SMBs are often too basic to be effective for growing companies. You should watch for red flags like a system that is inflexible, slow or hard to use. Your ERP system should automate key tasks and processes, reducing resources spent on repetitive manual activities and freeing up employees to be more productive.
- Reduce IT expenses and/or labor costs – The older your system is, the more expensive it will be to operate it, especially if the software is no longer supported by the developer. Also, outdated hardware or to many customizations can make your system unreliable and expensive and laborious to maintain.
You don’t have to take on the daunting task of changing your ERP system on your own. 2W Tech is an Epicor Gold Partner and specializes in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Give us a call today to start embracing the digital transformation and the ERP trends that can take your business operations to the next level.