Why Modern ERP System is necessary?
Enterprise Resource Planning is present from many decades now and you need it to aid the
business with fabrication, manufacturing or other production component in their operations.
Companies are not strangers to ERP systems and many businesses are using them with their
maximum effectiveness from many years.
Businesses cannot keep using the same ERP software for an indefinite period of time but the
lifespan of ERP platforms may vary but eventually it needs to be replaced. Companies which are
coming up at the end of useful life of their solution need to be cognizant of when replacement
or a major upgrade is necessary. Deficiencies in different operational areas can give you
indication of a need for new and modern ERP system.Few areas which needs to be given attention by the decision makers are:
Time lost related to manual processes
Largest and technological advanced multinational can only opt for total automation of business
processes otherwise it is not a realistic option. But there are many areas in which even the
small fabrication shops can get benefit by eliminating the excessive manual work. This can
certainly save time and it allows the employees to focus on their core duties so they can make
their working efficient. An up to date and modern ERP system ensure data accuracy and
consistency and it makes resources tracking easier. All the departments can mutually take
benefit from an ERP software and employees working in accounting or other departments can
use the same data for better insights and accurate projections.
Correctly implemented and maintained ERP system can offer long useful life but every system
eventually needs to be replaced sooner or later. Support for software and the changing nature
of hardware means that maintenance of such a platform is difficult in the long run. It becomes
difficult and functionally impossible to integrate new line of business on the shop floor. New
servers and workstations need to have some degree of backward engineering to make older
system functional. An old ERP system can be more troublesome than its worth if it is not
working efficiently. Manual processes can eat the effectiveness of an ERP software and
compatibility problems arise over time.
Many businesses don’t want to move on from the current systems very early and that is when
issues start arising and production and profitability start to suffer. You need to develop a plan
of action and budgeting for a new ERP system while old is still in working condition. Best
approach is to take help from an experienced ERP partner to aid the planning in transition and
make a strategy before the problems start arising.