ERP Migration Options

Moving to a new ERP system is a big, strategic decision for every business. Make sure you have a solid business reason to move to a new system. Dennis Bock, VP of Sales at WAC Solution Partners likens the accounting software selection process for a business to open heart surgery. You want to do it right the first time!

Be thorough, do your research, get a second opinion, develop an implementation plan and prepare your employees for the upcoming changes to ensure a successful transition to the new ERP system.

Here are three scenarios when we think it makes sense for a business to consider moving to a new ERP system.

Scenario One – You Have Outgrown Your Existing ERP System?

As your company grows and faces new challenges, you must continually evaluate whether your work processes and IT solutions can address these issues and help grow your business.

Many organizations stay with their current accounting system too long. It’s comfortable to use something that’s known and understood. Plus, there are significant time and resource issues, including the cost to change and the time needed to learn the new system.

By periodically performing a gap analysis, you can look at where your business is headed and whether you have the right tools to get there. In order for a system to meet your business needs, it should be able to support your existing business practices and adapt to technological innovations. Ideally, you want software that’s simple, intuitive, and closely matched to how you already do business.

1. Make a list of the challenges you are currently experiencing.

2. Then create a second list of what you’d like to do but are unable to do now.

Scenario Two – You Want to Get Access to ERP Software Running on Up-To-Date Technology

Some of the drawbacks of an old ERP system include limited ability to extend functions through modules and extensions, usually higher IT support and staffing expenses, slower access to critical information for decision makers, etc. How old is your ERP system?  To discover how a modern ERP solution could help you experience better performance, lower administrative costs and provide your decision-makers with greater visibility contact WAC Solution Partners for a business needs analysis today.

Scenario Three – You Want To Move To the Cloud

As the SAAS model continues to grow in both popularity and viability, organizations that haven’t yet moved to the cloud may want to evaluate their options for transitioning to the SAAS model in the near future.

Prime situations that make SAAS an appropriate fit for organizations include having underutilized applications, running legacy applications that are at the end of life, and owning on-premise applications that are expensive to maintain and are straining to keep up with the company’s requirements.

As organizations evaluate SAAS options, they also have to take into account other factors besides application functionality and on-going costs. For example, both operational expenses and the skill set of internal IT staff will be affected by the adoption of SAAS, and therefore, organizations have to take these and other issues into account when making initial assessments regarding a transition to SAAS applications.

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For more information on Sage Pro ERP migration please contact WAC Solution Partners at 877-909-2224 or contact us via the WACCG website.