When to Replace Your Legacy ERP System
Many industries, especially manufacturing, are discovering that business intelligence and more efficient use of large amounts of data help them become more agile and better equipped to respond to ever-changing markets. As a result, many companies have concluded that their legacy ERP system can’t measure up to the task, and these same companies are finding the ideal business solution in cloud-based ERP systems. In today’s economy, your ERP system must support the functions that are critical to your business, be flexible and easy to use, and support innovation and future growth. A legacy ERP system can harm your business by holding you back in areas you need to progress.
Your legacy ERP system is probably a vertical market solution that was likely heavily customized to meet your specific needs. You may have a staff that has been using it for decades and they are probably resistant to change. For many companies, it is critical to regularly update their internal processes in response to the changes in the market. The most efficient way to do this, is to stay up-to-date with their technology stack. But too many companies still hold on to legacy solutions and makes this impossible to do.
If your company is faced with any of the following issues, then you should probably considering replacing your legacy ERP system with a cloud-based ERP solution:
- High operating costs
- Limited functionality
- Limited information access
- Outdated hardware
- Outdated software
Companies with legacy ERP systems are moving to the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and agility that results from Cloud ERP’s centralized data storage, sharing of data-processing tasks, and internet-based access to services and resources. 2W Tech is an Epicor Gold Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner. Give us a call today to move to an Azure cloud-based Epicor ERP system.
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