When faced with the decision to implement a new system, it is easy for short term worries to impede long term progress for the better. The benefits of an ERP system such as SAP Business One are well established but nevertheless it is common to face objections and concerns when raising the suggestion of an upgrade.
Here are the matters frequently put forward when an ERP upgrade is tentatively raised:-
ERP systems are expensive
Many companies will have already outgrown their existing systems and are now making concessions such as hiring extra staff, purchasing more equipment, or introducing ever more processes to compensate. In reality, the short term cost of an upgrade may be less or equivalent to routine extra spending via ERP stand ins. Furthermore, the whole point of an ERP system is to save you money, so the ROI, particularly on a cloud version is quicker than an on premise implementation. Here at Culex, the people we speak to are always pleasantly surprised with how the cost is far less than they imagined. We can also assist with financing the solution over 3, 4 or 5 years or making you aware of any current offers.
The software we have is ok, if it isn’t broken don’t fix it
The software you are working with now may no longer be up to the job or certainly may be struggling to help meet your plans for continued growth. Your business has inevitably evolved over the years since its inception. On that basis, what will it be like in 5 to 10 years’ time – will your ERP still be “ok” or will it actually be hindering your efforts in a competitive marketplace? You need an ERP system that is scalable, flexible and above all transforms your performance, now and in the future.
ERP systems don’t do what we need them to do for our business
Every business is unique in its industry, its methods of working and processes etc. An ERP system is available for your industry, there are over 600 SAP Business One industry solutions. SAP and Culex work closely with selected software solution partners to develop simple, proven, and affordable industry-specific solutions. These solutions are developed on the SAP Business One development platform and are seamlessly integrated to SAP Business One and certified as such by SAP to ensure quality. With the right provider and ERP software, customisation and add on solutions will enhance your systems not detract from it.
ERP is difficult to introduce and too time consuming
If you had to make a wish list of how an ERP would work for your business, one of the top ones would be to make life easier for everyone and more profitable. Neither of those things can happen without changing the status quo. Speak to an ERP partner about where your pain points are within your business, what works and what doesn’t – you will be surprised at how difficult life already is with an outdated system! Doing nothing now will not reap rewards further down the line, if you know there is a better solution for your business then you need to put it in order now.
Culex follow SAP’s Accelerated Implementation Methodology (AIP), which eliminates surprises and overruns in time or budget and enables straightforward migrations and integration, with few interruptions and low user stress.
SAP and ERP is for big companies, not an SME like ours
SAP Business one was designed specifically with SMEs in mind. With over 80,000 customer worldwide, it is the ERP of choice for a reason and a market leader. Over 70% of SAP’s customers are SMEs like yours. ERP systems don’t have to be big and expensive, they just need to fit you and your business, your needs and ultimately your goals.
Culex is an accredited SAP Partner, specialising in the implementation, support and development of SAP Business One since 2003. Our extensive business experience and software knowledge enables us to consistently deliver a service of the highest quality, which in turn enables our clients to maximise their return from their software investment. For further information about Culex Ltd, call 08000 199 420 or visit www.culex.co.uk.