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3 ERP Software Upgrades for the New Year

3 ERP Software Upgrades for the New Year

ERP software upgradesERP Software Upgrades for 2018 

We hope you are having a very happy and prosperous New Year! Now that Spring is here, it's time for some Spring cleaning for your business and we're referring to your ERP software upgrade status.  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to your accounting, inventory CRM and any other software you use to run your business. Is your ERP software solution 5 or more years old? If so, it’s a good time to consider upgrading and the potential benefits and return on investment (ROI) you will discover. When considering a new upgrade to your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution in the New Year, be sure to take a look at these 3 areas for improvement.

3 ERP Software Upgrades to Implement in 2018

  1. Mobile ERP - Mobile technology has advanced dramatically over the past 10 years considering most of us were using flip phones. In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone that is now a powerful computer in your pocket. If you aren’t running your current ERP system from your phone or tablet, it won’t be long before you realize – it’s time to upgrade. Look around at your employees and management team. Is anyone wearing an Apple Watch or a Fitbit? If so, they’re ready for embracing mobile ERP technology. If no members are wearing one of those devices perhaps you may want to add younger members to your team to help your company keep up with technology.
  2. TRUE ERP ANALYSIS - When it comes to processing data such as budgets or other financial documents, humans are most often visual creatures. When it comes to analyzing your business affairs, "A picture is worth a thousand words." is true now more than ever. However, looking at an Excel spreadsheet or PDF report won't be sufficient to keep up with or outperform your competition. Your ERP should not only provide visual analysis of your data, but with a single button provide "what if" evaluations. Here’s an example:
  3. CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE - Until recently, you couldn’t even consider moving to the cloud because you had a legacy application that only runs on premise or maybe is still running under DOS! Advancements now allow many of those programs to transition to a cloud infrastructure. You should be able to obtain a flat fee per workstation that covers all your regulatory, compliance and other needs that easily scales as you grow. You reduce your technology spend to a cash flow equation instead of a large capital outlay. If you want that cloud option but haven’t because of the legacy app, talk to me about your options.

As I stated, these aren't predictions, it’s reality NOW. So why aren't you taking advantage of them? Could it be your ERP isn't as modern as you thought it was? Make changes this year to modernize your ERP, one way or another.

To learn more about The Executive’s Guide to Setting Strategy for Selecting, Implementing and Operating ERP - download here: 

Traverse ConsultantIn this complimentary eBook “Thinking about ERP” will cover the following topics and more…

  • Define business objectives and how this impacts ERP selection choice
  • Position your organization’s ERP goals into a certain category based upon these business objectives
  • Define different strategies for selecting, implementing and operating an ERP system
  • Leverage your system to improve the alignment of business operations with business strategy, reduce risk, improve financial management and increase visibility

Secure ERP, Inc.

We are cyber security & ERP integration advisors in central Indiana with over 25 years of experience supporting small to medium-sized businesses. Founded by a CPA & Sophos certified security engineer/architect, Secure ERP is dedicated to our client’s cybersecurity & growth objectives. We are a certified TRAVERSE consultant firm and also work with SYSPRO ERP.

Contact Secure ERP, Inc. at: (317) 290-8702. Email us or visit us at

Another version of this blog was previously posted on SecureERP Inc's Blog - 3 Upgrades You Need This Year for Your ERP


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