As technology continues to advance, we’re relying on agile, modern systems to meet our business needs. The right system will suit your business model and grow with your company as it develops.
However, take a good look around any office, and you’ll likely find legacy ERP systems. These resource planning solutions were efficient and useful in their heyday. Now, they’re a source for frustration for many employees.
The problem with such systems goes beyond their outdated user interfaces. Their inability to integrate with new business solutions and meet the needs of the modern business makes them practically lethal in the workplace.
What is a Legacy ERP System?
This type of enterprise software dates back to the 1980s and was developed as a means of resource planning for various industries. The outdated user interface and complications of working modern technology make legacy ERP challenging to use. However, they’ve stuck around as long as they have because of their functionality for industry-specific use.
What are the Pitfalls Associated with Legacy ERP Systems?
There are several pitfalls associated with these systems, but all fall under one main category: inefficiency. As businesses and industries have progressed over time, legacy ERPs have failed to catch up. Because of this limited functionality, these systems are too inflexible to meet the current and future demands of your business.
By the same token, legacy ERP systems have failed to advance with our agile market. For businesses to thrive, they have to be able to adapt to market changes with data.
Unfortunately, these systems make it difficult to access and input important data quickly.
Instead, they require time-consuming tasks and operations. This complete lack of efficiency means that these solutions are now creating the problems they were originally designed to solve.
Even if the system still integrates well with your business model, it’s likely that maintenance and repairs have become complicated requests. Connecting with a supplier becomes more difficult as the solutions are discontinued and finding someone to repair them is often fruitless. As your organization advances, it will become increasingly challenging to find employees who are familiar with your legacy system.
Likewise, you’ll lose more capabilities of the system as it becomes more outdated. Even if you manage to connect with the original vendor, you’ll find acquiring support to be an expensive request for an obsolete system.
Finally, let’s face it—These systems are slow. In a world where clients expect more at a faster pace, legacy ERP just feels like a prehistoric system.
How Sage Provides the Right Solution
Sage’s ERP solution is designed to take the pain and frustration out of resource planning. This system is made to work with both small and enterprise organizations, meaning it’ll grow with your organization. Instead of sticking with an ERP system that you’ll eventually outgrow, bring flexibility make to your business with customizable options and a workflow-friendly user interface.
Change can be scary, and you may understandably have reservations about making the switch.
SYGNVS can help make integrating Sage with your business operations as painless as possible. You’re sure to find that workplace productivity and good decision making soars when everyone has access to agile, quick software.
To learn more about the surprising ways legacy ERP systems harm businesses and the benefits of making the switch to a cloud-based ERP, be sure to download our free ebook.