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3 Signs it's Time to Migrate from Your Old ERP System

3 Signs it's Time to Migrate from Your Old ERP System

With hundreds of successful ERP implementations and years of helping customers migrate from old ERP systems, our team at Mantralogix team has put together the most popular reasons companies make the decision to replace their legacy ERP. Many of our customers enlist us for help to migrate to a new Sage ERP system from older systems like Sage PFW, Sage BV, Sage 50, other non-Sage ERPs or even Excel spreadsheets. Research has shown that over 65% of Sage customers realized a return on investment on their business management solutions in less than 12 months. In our experience, migrating to Sage solutions is a good investment but how do you know when it's time for a change?  Here are some of the reasons customers have approached us to support their change:

3 Signs it's Time to Replace Your Old ERP System

  1. Excel is too difficult to manage – It’s surprising how long companies of significant size and complexity can stretch  Excel beyond what you can imagine  It served them well until they realized that they just weren’t a startup anymore! Complexity, size, efficiency, risk are all factors for companies that realized Excel is an amazing tool but was never designed to run the critical functions ERP applications are targeted at managing.
  2. Not all ERP platforms are created equal - Different ERP platforms are ideal for different types of companies.  Sage recognizes this and offer a variety of platforms.  Considerations are size of the company, complexity, industry, compliance, customizations, etc.  What might be ideal for you as a startup is quite different than what fulfills your requirements years later.  Maybe your business strategy has evolved and you have new needs not previously contemplated.  Perhaps you need to consider new integrations with other applications. Reviewing whether your ERP platform is meeting your current needs is an important exercise to undertake every 5 years or so.
  3. Outdated technology - We all know that the rate of technology continues to speed ahead and that includes the underlying language ERPs are written in.  As new technologies emerge it doesn’t make sense to keep updating older ERPs so instead some are retired.  For example, in 2014 Sage retired Platinum for Windows (PFW).  Again the right ERP to move into (migrate to) will depend on what your needs are.  Sage BusinessVision Accounting is another example of an ERP written on dated technology. It could be that your ERP is too old to even accept Microsoft patches.

We’ve experienced our fair share of migrations from one system to another.  Some are Sage to Sage, Excel to Sage or migrations from other publisher to Sage.  Regardless of the specifics, we know the key steps that are needed to make the migration successful.  Data is clearly a key part of the migration and we have built several tools to make this efficient and low risk.

Ready to consider alternatives to Platinum for Windows (PFW), Business Vision (BV), Excel, or other legacy enterprise platforms?  Call us at 1-866-320-8922 – we are migration specialists and we’d love to speak with you.  For us it’s personal; not just business!

Mantralogix – ERP System Implementation Specialists

Mantralogix consultants are experts in ERP system selection and implementation. We can guide small to midsize businesses through requirements definition, selection, and implementation of the software solution that’s right for your particular needs. Leverage Mantralogix’ experience to provide true business value and a competitive advantage. We provide services for an extensive variety of businesses in many industries. Training and on-going support provide long-term value to our customers now and in the future.

Find out how the Mantralogix Advantage can be your competitive advantage. For us it’s personal, not just business.

As a trusted technology partner, Mantralogix delivers enterprise software solutions to both Canadian and U.S. businesses. We are happy to receive your inquires for any types of services which you are looking for and will focus on ensuring your requirements are met. Please call us at 1-866-320-8922 or email us.

About Mantralogix

Mantralogix specializes in the implementation, support, and training of world-class ERP solutions from Sage, including Sage MAS 500, Sage 300 (formerly Accpac), and Sage X3, Sage PFW, and Sage BusinessVision Accounting (BV).  We also help with CRM, HRMS, custom development, hardware, and IT consulting and outsourcing. Mantralogix has in-house expertise in designing, developing and implementing solutions for financial, manufacturing and distribution verticals.  Contact us today at 866-320-8922 or visit www.mantralogix.com

Another version of this article was previously posted on Mantralogix’s Blog:  Ready to migrate your old ERP (including Excel) to a new platform?

Photo Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net by Danilo Rizzuti

Topics: PFW, sage, sage pfw, sage erp, upgrades, BusinessVision, erp, Migration, upgrade

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