What do you do when you’ve realized that you have the wrong business management solution? Do you create work-arounds to make it function or do you look for something that will work better? Choosing the wrong business management system can be an expensive mistake. However, the cost for implementing the right system is much less than trying to make the wrong system work.
Whether it was one year or ten years ago, your corporate leadership researched and implemented a business management solution to manage important data and processes. That solution may have worked well at that time, but as your business has grown and changed, the solution may not work quite as well today. Now you may find that your employees have found disparate solutions, such as spreadsheets or specialty software, to collect data, then re-enter the relevant data into the business solution. Redundant data entry is not only counter-productive, it introduces risk to your data. If you don’t have quick access to accurate business data, you won’t have a clear picture of fiscal or business health, or be able to leverage that data for growth.
Many businesses are hesitant to completely revamp their business management solution. There is often a fear of incurring too much down-time and the expense of starting at square one. However, the more time you spend working around your business software, re-entering data, and trying to make do with what you have can actually cost you more in the long run – not only in poor productivity, but also with an inability to make swift, accurate business decisions and respond to new opportunities.
By implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that meets your business needs today, you can expect to improve productivity and get back the control and insight that you once had with your legacy system. Solutions like Epicor® ERP offer deployment options and features that can be tailored to meet your business needs and your budget. You can get an ERP solution that works the way you work and that is flexible enough to grow and change as your business will continue to grow and change.
Going back to the drawing board to find the right business solution isn’t taking a step back, it’s actually taking your business forward. The right technology can give you greater visibility, which you can use to improve productivity and profitability. Contact RAM Software Systems for more information about ERP solutions that can take your business to new heights.
By RAM Software Systems, an Epicor Authorized Partner out of Texas