‘Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)’ is a common IT term that refers to the software being outdated or lacking modern support/features. These legacy ERPs can sometimes be viewed in a negative light, with distributors attempting to avoid using a legacy ERP at all costs. But the truth is, that a distributor’s operations often depend on these tried-and-true legacy ERP systems. If you’re currently on a legacy ERP and not sure if you should stay where you are or consider migrating to a next-gen modern ERP solution – you’re going to want to read on.
Enhancement Options for Your Legacy ERP System
You’ve invested a lot into your current legacy ERP over the years and it may be lacking some of the functionality you want as you look to the future of your business. But here are some points to consider if you are contemplating a new ERP. These options give you access to additional functionality for your legacy ERP at a fraction of the cost of purchasing, implementing, and educating employees on a next-gen solution.
Are you thinking about extending the capabilities inside your legacy ERP but not sure where to start? Consider Aktion Associates’ three-step process to begin digital transformation inside your legacy ERP environment.
Legacy ERP Digital Transformation
How to Identify When to Consider a New Next-Gen ERP
There may come a time when your current legacy ERP system no longer fits your unique business needs. We’ve compiled a list of the most common reasons to consider a new next-gen ERP.
If you’re considering a modern next-gen ERP system, we’d recommend that you look at Infor CloudSuite Distribution (CSD). Infor CSD is a cloud-based, industry-specific ERP solution built to meet the needs of modern, growth-oriented distributors. We’ve compiled a library of short videos that show the features and functionality you’ll experience inside the platform.
At the end of the day, the decision to keep your existing legacy ERP or move to a new next-gen ERP is up to you. There isn’t a magic eight ball you can shake that’s going to give you the right answer. But after reading this blog you’re armed with the knowledge to make a more educated decision on whether you should stay on your legacy ERP or go to a next-gen ERP.
Phil is a Practice Manager in the Supply Chain Division and leads the team responsible for supporting and delivering services for both Infor A+ and FACTS customers. For more than 30 years, Phil has provided strategic direction to customers implementing ERP software and infrastructure technology solutions.