Bye ERP : When it needs a goodbye
15 Feb

Bye ERP : when a farewell is needed

Sometimes it's the company strategy, sometimes it's growth. Sometimes it is simply time: when a new ERP solution becomes necessary.

Partings are hard. Nevertheless, occasionally we have to part with someone or something. So also from outdated ERP systems. True to the principle of 'never touch a running system', software solutions are often part of companies for longer than they should be. But how do you know when the last hour of your in-house ERP has come? You don't!

It is better to interpret the signs correctly beforehand and be prepared for the constant new challenges on the labour market. Nevertheless: the high expenditure of time and the Implementation costs of a ERP project often make management hold out for a long time before taking the step towards a new ERP. Action is needed if the conditions listed here are a reality in your company:

Transparency in the data budget?

How it is:

Each business unit has its own insular data management. Opaque exchanges lead to errors, loss or redundancies. Due to the daily data scavenger hunt, everyday work is often slowed down and wrong statements are made or strategies are designed.

How is should be:

Exchange of information across departments and across the board. Yes, that is possible! And it must in order to create the basis for long-term sensible decisions. With current ERP solutions, inventories can be recorded without gaps and products can be tracked until delivery. Transparency saves time and prevents errors.

Optimal productivity?

How it is:

Mistakes happen ? and are corrected individually. That is, when they are noticed and you know how to correct them. In the long term.

How it should be:

Transparency creates insight into operational processes. Insight into operational processes creates improved productivity. How? Through errors. When error developments become transparent, approaches for improvements emerge. Production can be precisely calculated in modern ERP systems. Processes can therefore be planned and coordinated precisely.

Sufficiently flexible?

How it is:

Individual tasks are outsourced because they cannot be mapped in the current system. Or integrated into areas in the system where they have no business being. What follows: see optimal productivity and transparency ?...

How it should be:

The fact is that the demands that the market world has on a company are changing. It is also a reality that companies have to change in order to remain competitive. Flexibility is the magic word. Current ERP solutions can adapt to the constant changes and grow with the company. A nice bonus: modern ERP systems often map those processes that are essential for the ?workflow? work best. A good occasion to rethink one's own processes....

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