“You have to educate your users, which is different from training them”, said Lisa Anderson, founder and president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency.


Whether you love them or hate them, ERP upgrades are a fact of life.

Nowadays, they are often the vehicle for a digital transformation that enables new lines of business, vastly improves the user experience and boosts efficiency. But when executed poorly, an ERP upgrade can threaten business continuity by disrupting your core business operations.

For these reasons and more, the ERP upgrade process calls for informed decision-making and a well-thought-out project plan.

Why you should upgrade your ERP system

There are a number of other reasons for upgrading to the latest release of your ERP system, including the following:

Access to a more modern ERP system. Technology is outdated soon after it is released. If your organization is running on legacy technology, you’re probably missing out on data insights that can help your organization stay competitive, said Justin Bateh, a supply chain expert and professor at the School of Business at Florida State College at Jacksonville.


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Published in Tech Target on Feb. 13, 2020