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20 Reasons to Upgrade Your ERP System for 2019

Outdated processes. Slow reports. Disparate data. Too expensive to maintain. Does this sound like you? You’re not alone. These are common challenges that older ERP systems are causing, and they’re not going away.

Just because your ERP software was the best option five years ago doesn’t mean that it is today. Chances are that your business has evolved and your business requirements have also evolved with your business. Thanks to technology’s progression and the iOT, your customer’s expectations have changed too.

To get motivated, here’s a list of 20 challenges that lead organizations into taking the first step towards updating their ERP software. Make the change before the end of 2018 and you’ll be prepared for your business to be its most competitive in 2019 and beyond.

Do any of these ERP challenges sound familiar to your business?

  1. Spreadsheet inaccuracies
  2. Little to no visibility
  3. Disconnected data and integration challenges
  4. Data delays that lead to lagging decisions
  5. Inefficient business processes
  6. Reports no longer relevant and expensive to modify
  7. Slow report generation
  8. Lengthy Budgeting Process
  9. Lack of good business intelligence (BI) and analytics
  10. Can’t always answer customer and vendor inquiries efficiently
  11. Disconnected remote employees
  12. Not scalable
  13. Inability to collaborate
  14. Mobility not supported
  15. Can’t take our company to the next level
  16. Outdated technology is slow and inefficient
  17. Vendor no longer supports product
  18. Vendor no longer provides product updates
  19. High total cost of ownership
  20. Not meeting current business requirements

Though disruptive, the rewards gained from a well thought out ERP project enable organizations to meet goals and objectives as a result of:

  • Streamlined processes
  • Improved efficiencies
  • Cost savings
  • Improved data integrity
  • Better decisions
  • Better tools
  • Improved visibility into new opportunities.

If you are considering an ERP software evaluation, MIS can help. We’ve been helping businesses meet their business goals and objectives with technology since 1987. Our team of seasoned Epicor ERP consultants is available to help you when you are ready to take the next step. Contact us today and don’t forget to ask us about Exceptional ERP™ !

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Karen Beaulieu

Karen Beaulieu has worked in the ERP software industry for over 15 years. Having worked in a variety of roles from product development, channel and direct sales to marketing, Karen has a unique understanding and perspective of the ERP software industry. Currently Karen works in a marketing capacity for MIS Consulting & Sales and MIS Solutions Canada, ULC.

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