We’ve all heard the old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” But even if it’s chugging along as usual, there are good reasons to upgrade your aging on-premises ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. Reason one is what you could lose; reason two is what you could gain.
What you could lose
Your legacy ERP may have served you well for years and may still be running smoothly. But there could be vulnerabilities that won’t be apparent until it’s too late. Suppose the software vendor no longer supports your version, or something goes wrong with your on-premises hardware. In that case, your business-critical data could be at risk putting your whole operation in jeopardy. If your business is in this situation, now is the perfect time to upgrade to the latest cloud-based version, Microsoft Dynamics 365.
What you could gain
Cloud-based ERP is cost-effective, easy to maintain, and secure. It streamlines processes, facilitates collaboration among your teams, and allows for flexibility and mobility, all much to be desired for businesses with employees working remotely.
Security in the cloud is strictly governed and is arguably better than you can guarantee on-premises. Updates are performed seamlessly and behind the scenes, so there’s no more scheduling them and adjusting to business interruptions. With cloud-based ERP, you’ll always have the latest version and excellent support.
Are you thinking about a cloud-based ERP system? One of Western Computer’s clients,
They decided to leverage the capabilities of the cloud successor to Microsoft Dynamics NAV:
Image Source also incorporated SharePoint as part of their ERP move to the cloud. By integrating Business Central with SharePoint via DocXtender, the accounting team can now process electronic vendor invoices in the accounts payable while attaching invoices to the appropriate sales orders. Business Central automatically creates record links and sends them to SharePoint without manual intervention.
Cloud ERP also benefits clients and IT
Image Source was also able to increase the efficiency of their credit card payment system. Western Computer joined forces with
Cloud ERP with Microsoft Dynamics 365BC also benefits Image Source’s internal IT team. Microsoft manages Business Central and the infrastructure supporting the application, performs backups, and automatically delivers updates. Image Source’s IT team no longer needs to worry about database backups, security patches, and hotfixes to protect from outside hacks. The semi-annual Business Central updates are automatic, so Image Source always has access to the latest features.
In commenting on the success of this project, Sheryl Williams, VP of Finance & Operations for Image Source, said Western Computer crushed the implementation of Dynamics 365 Business Central: “We value their teamwork approach,” she added. “Western Computer keeps us involved in what’s going on throughout projects, which allows us to stay on budget and on time. Their ability to manage projects is just as beneficial as their technical expertise.”
Would you like to know how a move to the cloud with help from an experienced partner could benefit your organization?
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