Is it time to upgrade your ERP software?

Have you ever seen a picture of yourself years ago and wondered “what was I thinking” when it came to your wardrobe? It’s amazing how the baggy jeans we needed in our teens become a relic of our past when we see them a decade later. Or how a photo from our college days is sure to inspire laughter at how we put together the things we thought we looked back then.

This is not to say that our previous fashion choices were a little incorrect. Back then, the clothes we wore matched who we were and met what we were looking for. However people mature. Fashion changes. Factors, both within and outside our control, don’t stay the same forever. The shirt you wore when you were 14 and meeting your friends at the mall just isn’t going to work for a well-dressed 45-year-old pro on his way to a meeting of a different kind. But no group is better or worse than another. Both fulfill needs at different stages of life.

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The same is also true for ERP software solutions and your business needs.

When you first started the implementation process, you were looking for software to take your business to the next level, improve your production process, and ultimately grow your company. All of these goals may have been achieved, but that doesn’t mean the journey is over. Just like with your fashion sense, things change and your business matures.

Continuing with the same program without assessing the development of your business and its evolving needs is tantamount to wearing the jeans you wore as a teenager for the rest of your life.

ERP implementation is ongoing

There is a sense of stalling in development associated with it. To get out of it, the first step is to determine where your business is in its maturing progression. Is your company fully optimized? Are your operations fully integrated? What is the “next level” you want to take your business to?

From there, you need to define the steps needed to take those steps further. Maybe that means increasing mobile functionality or making sure your system can integrate with a CRM or accounting interface. Or maybe you need better access to real-time data.

Whatever the steps, the next question to ask is whether your existing ERP software can handle them. If not, you have a really good problem on your hands. This means that you have been growing as a company and maturing in the right direction. A simple solution is readily available: the upgrade.

Getting started with the implementation process was not easy. It probably took a lot of research and an element of trust to find the right provider to take your business to the next level. If your chosen program has gotten you to the point where you’re asking yourself the kind of questions mentioned above, that’s a good indication that they know what they’re doing. Use their development expertise, or better yet, tell them exactly what you need to make your production more successful. Chances are, they can offer a solution.

FeneVision ERP

FeneVision ERP certainly can.

Designed from the shop floor and refined over two decades, FeneVision gives you real-time operational control, vision, and agility. Its dynamic BOM builder allows you to price, produce and deliver thousands of unique units per day, complete and on time – even if you work with seemingly endless forms of product. It connects everything and everyone, including your clients’ customers. And with continuous user input, we keep improving it.

But what really sets FeneTech apart is that we understand your business is on a journey, and we want to play a part in its continued growth and maturity. When you use FeneVision ERP, we see it as a partnership where your success is our success. That’s why we built it to be a capable, scalable, and flexible ERP system.

Of course, upgrading your software is not an easy decision. There will be additional costs, and there is bound to be a learning curve of some sort. But in the end, you’ll see a return on investment that outweighs the capital expenditures that made the growth happen. We’ve seen it many times in the past and we still see it today.

To extend the fashion analogy a bit, think of FeneVision ERP as the ultimate stylist, here to make sure you look cool no matter where you are in your development. We’d love the opportunity to talk to you about your business needs and help you decide if an upgrade is right for your business. Feel free to reach out to our team or request a demo to see if we can help or continue to help take your business to the next level.

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