4 mistakes to avoid during ERP upgrade

4 mistakes to avoid during ERP upgrade

Major ERP program upgrades are often seen as a long, arduous technique, but avoiding definite mistakes can help companies maintain maximum performance when implementing program improvements without disrupting users comfort with their current process. This is important for organizations that depend on their ERP program but need updates to keep their systems walking at full potential. Here are some ERP upgrade errors and how your enterprise and its employees can avoid them.


4 mistakes to avoid during an ERP Upgrade:


  1. Not communicating the update to the users:

This looks like a very simple problem, but it can be surprising how often the definite members and users of an organization don’t know that modification is being made to the system. Speak with your employees throughout each and every step of the upgradation process to confirm they don’t feel distressed by all the modifications coming their way. Plenty of people are used to the previous systems and asking them to suddenly use the upgraded system, may cause some discomfort. Reassure them the upgrade is for the betterment of the corporate overall and not meant to increase the complexities. Keep the channels of communication open thus staff will come back to you with considerations if they need them.


  1. Selecting an ERP solution based on market survey

It’s very easy to buy a new ERP solution for an organization. But it is very important to look history of the ERP software and focus on of what it will be used for. Also check the capabilities and restrictions of the ERP software and the vendor. In addition, get the reference of companies similar to yours when deciding what ERP to go with. If other businesses are having luck with sure application, yours might also work as you have envisioned it to.


  1. Not budgeting enough time or money

We, at Sage Software Solutions, are working with ERP systems since a long time and one thing is always true that the end users never like to adopt new changes because it causes them to do an additional work. Rather they would deal with old system’s fault and inefficiencies than adapt to a new system. Provide a consistent training to the users and don’t expect everything to be able to change overnight. Also aid the more workers to the employees who are working for peaking a new system, in figuring it all out.


  1. Didn’t do a mockgo live

These tests are a great way to discover the intricacies & advantages of your new ERP process before the particular date you need to start using it. Without this dress rehearsal during the ERP upgrade, small issues can become larger issues that will affect the workflow of your employees. It is hard to return & perform a check of the application one time you have already gone ahead with the ERP upgrade and launched. In case you can push back your live day to receive a check run in beforehand, do it so that you can decipher all the moving elements that will be required to be in place for the system to figure properly.

Making upgradation to your ERP system can come with learning curve for your organizations employee. This enables your employees to settle in to the new method and also your organization will be up to date.


For more information on painless and smooth ERP upgrade, SMS SAGE to 56767 or write to us at sales@sagesoftware.co.in

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