It’s important to look at the real benefits of all of these technologies rather than solely on the costs. This will allow your team to value the importance of tech advancements in the business world and welcome any positive changes with open arms. Nowadays, implementations are becoming much easier with Software as a Service and cloud options. However, this isn’t to say that big changes are always welcomed with open arms in organizations. Many employees and executives resist change and this can eventually hinder the progress of a company. Bringing in new technologies into an organization is of course considered a big change for EVERYONE. Trainings will be necessary to learn new business processes, practices and how to use the new systems. However, successful implementations are possible when everyone at the organization work together, embrace the new changes and keep an open-mind throughout the whole process.
The business world is always changing, therefore if you are not ready to innovate today or tomorrow, you may have no choice in 5-10 years from now, and at that point you will be far behind your competitors and struggling to catch up.
The real benefit of a fully integrated ERP management suite (with eCommerce, EDI, Warehouse Management and Business Intelligence integration) that fits well with your business requirements is consolidating ALL data into one single database and taking it one step further, by understanding what this data means (basically finding new insights for better decision-making and future strategies). It’s about understanding what your customers want and how to offer your products or services to them in the easiest and best way possible [be efficient!!].
Therefore, take a good look at your current IT infrastructure and determine if the system(s) you are using today will be a good fit for the next wave of your company’s growth plans. If not, it’s about time your business technology is supporting your business performance. Don’t keep pushing it another year; you don’t want to wait until an Uber-like startup disrupts your business. Get your free consultation here!
Read our article on ‘The Truth about ERP Implementations‘ here.