As time passes, ERP systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies and tactics. Ultimately, the system becomes more hindrance than help to the company.
This is according to the e-book “Is It Time for a New ERP System?” presented by Cincom Systems that examines criteria and techniques for evaluating the need for a new ERP system.
“Most ERP systems last an average of seven to 10 years,” says Lou Washington, author of the e-book. “That lifespan may be determined by licensing date through replacement date, or go-live date through to the next go-live date. It doesn’t really matter; the key is that the systems need to be replaced, or at least evaluated, fairly frequently.”
“Is It Time for a New ERP System?” answers the following questions:
- How do you know when it is time to replace your ERP system? What do you look for as far as signs?
- Who do you involve in an evaluation process?
- How do you gather the data for evaluation?
- What options are available to enterprises in terms of when to extend, when to fix and when to replace the aging system?
“The potential rewards are huge,” says Mike Gauthier, co-author. “Well-implemented ERP has the power to transform the enterprise making it far more competitive.”
To download Cincom’s “Is It Time for a New ERP System?” visit http://erp.cincom.com/align.