- Micha Rüegger
An Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) can bring your manufacturing company immeasurable advantages. But you underestimate the time, work and resources effort for a successful implementation and maintenance of your system. The result is a mixture of more expensive mistakes and lasting damages. No company is immune to the devastating effects from an ERP problem. Fortunately you must not dispose your old system and implement a new ERP if you encounter problems.
You can`t teach old dogs new tricks, can you?
Have you ever heard the above saying? This can be transferred in many cases in the manner, how the leading members in the manufacturing manage and control the production process. Changes only rarely meet with interest or even esteem. When a company prepares to make a big change, needs to be supported by everyone involved. After all, it is advantageous not do overwhelm the employees and affected parties with an ad-hoc system change, but instead to rely on the continuous adaptation of the existing system or a gradual renewal. Quite the contrary to the proverb mentioned above, old dogs may well learn new tricks. They only need the right motivation.
How old is too old?
The recent results of relevant studies show that an ERP system has achieved his maximal benefit after seven years. At that time is the system well utilized and point a significant Return on Investment. This assumes that the system has been well maintained over seven-year period, including incremental upgrades.
Unfortunately, the utility of the system diminishes after achievement the peak efficiency. Regular updates form your system can ensure, that you will never achieve this period of fall, if you decide for an innovative, future-oriented software system. Is not there, may you think now. There are, we say.
Ironing or taking over – taking responsibility leads to success
There is indeed an alternative to the usual dictum, which is referred to in case of problems with the ERP and that is: “Tolerate or replace”. This alternative comes from the MySolutions Group and is called MyXPert modules. The modularized solution, including data import, allows the change of an ERP system in steps or a higher degree of expansion of the existing system, depending on requirements.
The solutions from MySolutions are modern, innovative and tailored to the needs of growing companies. We operate since many years in the manufacturing and now, what our customers need. Inform yourself about the possibilities of the MyXPert modules and contact us for an extensive consultation.