Is it Time to Review your Business Software Systems?
Technology develops at a fast pace and business software reviews are needed at a certain stage to harness the true power of your software system.
Businesses tend to postpone reviewing their software systems due to reasons like:
being too busy to undertake the change, associated costs, fear of change due to software complexity, unawareness of current software built-up inefficiency over time, lack of knowledge and support, uncertainty, and so on.
Here are the main signs showing that the time for a software system review has come for your business:
1. No longer adaptive to your operations
Reviewing your ERP system is needed when it is not flexible enough to scale your business as it grows. When considering any future changes, make sure that your software supports any business growth plans over time.
2. Systems consolidation
Reviewing your processes is advisable if you are using multiple software systems that have little integration between them, which often causes duplication and inefficiencies. You may decide to reduce the number of systems in use to make the processes less complex and get more value from your ERP system.
3. Increased system downtime
If your daily operations are negatively affected by rising periods of system downtime then it’s time for a change. A system that takes ages to load and is constantly breaking down will negatively affect your revenue and your employees’ productivity.
4. Systems change over time
It is important to review your system regularly not only to get up to date with any enhancements and upgrades, but also to take advantage of additional benefits and functionalities. Moreover, most cloud-based software always pushes you through an upgrade, so you are always working off the latest version of the software – never get stuck on an old version.
Also, when reviewing it you will get a chance to find any current issues and detect potential risks in your software system.
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Written by Gloria Yordanova – Marketing and Business Support Associate at CloudTamers Ltd