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[July 2017] If you operate a fast-growing business experiencing increasingly complex operations with an outdated ERP, it may not be keeping up. In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of your company, you need the most efficient, fully-integrated ERP with advanced functionality and all the modern features available.

Here are some questions to ask yourself in order to determine if it’s time for an upgrade:

1. Are You Experiencing Integration Problems?

Integration between your various systems should be seamless with a well-functioning ERP. If it’s not, productivity will suffer and human error can cause inaccuracies that would otherwise be preventable. This, of course, causes a trickle effect in your sales, profits and customer service capabilities — the key success components of your business.

2. Have you moved to the Cloud?

If your business is one where sales staff and others are frequently on the road, you’re doing them and the company a disservice if you’re still using an on-premise ERP system. In this highly remote working environment, it’s crucial your road warriors are able to access company systems from outside of the corporate office. An upgrade to a cloud-based ERP system is a must for accessibility and consistently updated information that can be readily shared with partners, vendors and customers.

3. Are you experiencing customer service issues due to business inefficiencies?

If you’re not able to effectively track inventory, shipping, billing or other important data needed to effectively communicate with your customers, your business is taking a big hit. In this day and age, it’s imperative to make processes easy for your customers – or your competition will.

4. Is your current ERP keeping up with changing regulations?

If your ERP isn’t scaling well, it may be time for an upgrade. Each industry has its own unique set of regulations, and public companies must stay up-to-date with additional protocols such as Sarbanes-Oxley and other federal laws. If your ERP isn’t able to handle the updates, it’s time for you to renew the system.

5. Are your employees resorting to manual processes rather than ERP-automated ones?

If the answer is yes, your employees aren’t getting what they need out of your current system, and you’re paying for something that’s too antiquated to be effective.  Eliminate these inefficiencies by upgrading your system and you’ll see heightened productivity, time-savings and an overall impact to the bottom line.

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