To keep pace with rapidly changing business demands—and to make technology work for them, not against them—many manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and mid-market enterprises are realizing it’s time to make a change.
They need to let go of traditional accounting software and legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and embrace cloud-based enterprise management solutions.
The inability to execute real-time data collection and analytics, and the lack of flexibility and scalability are just some reasons that businesses find they can no longer succeed with traditional ERP.
There’s also the issue of support: organizations adopting “old school” ERP systems often find they must purchase ad-hoc solutions to meet the needs of different business units. These tools don’t always integrate well with the original solution, leading to costly issues like “scope creep” and business process obstructions.
Make an informed decision
Deciding to move to a cloud-based enterprise management solution is easier than choosing the right technology for your business. But a new ebook from Sage, Move Beyond ERP, offers tips to guide you through the process. To name a few:
- The top enterprise management benefits that organizations typically seek to gain by replacing outdated legacy systems that won’t support future growth or help drive innovation.
- The key questions to consider as you look to replace your legacy ERP system. For example, will it allow you to make better business decisions using insights from the growing volumes of data that you’re collecting?
- The features and capabilities that executives expect modern enterprise management system to provide, such as the ability to accelerate core business processes like procurement and sales.
Get ready to scale
With the right enterprise management solution in place, you can reduce the cost and complexity of running your business. In fact, according to research by Aberdeen Group, manufacturing leaders saw a 13 percent improvement in productivity within two years of implementing a modern enterprise management solution.
Want to find out more? Download your free copy of the Move Beyond ERP ebook today to learn how a scalable, future-proof platform can help support—and even fuel—your business as it evolves to meet new challenges and opportunities in the global economy.