As technology changes and evolves Sage releases updated versions of their ERP solutions. New versions ensure that the solution you are using offers all of the tools you need to make your business successful. Upgrading offers a combination of new and improved features that can optimize your ERP experience, however many enterprises find themselves running an ERP version that is 2 or 3 years old.
Any combination of reasons can attribute to businesses not updating their ERP. Common factors include fear of losing customized features or lack of time to update. Some businesses don’t update because they lack a clear understanding of what the new version has to offer. No matter what the reason, the benefits of upgrading will normally far outweigh any justification to maintain an older version. Running your business on an outdated ERP version can add preventable hurdles to your growth and development, so it is important to understand the benefits of upgrading and what the new ERP versions have to offer.
Compatibility with complementary solutions
Upgrading to the latest ERP version is beneficial for both the functionality or your ERP and your complementary solutions. New ERP versions are built to be compatible with all of the latest features offered in the complementary solutions. This is important since complementary solutions, such as Sage CRM and HRMS, are a key part of many ERP solutions. Using an older version of your ERP may mean that you are missing out on valuable features in the updated complementary solutions that could transform your ERP experience.
Keeping up with technology trends
Technology evolves rapidly and ERP versions are released to offer enterprises all of the technological advantages that this era has to offer. It’s easy to rationalize that you don’t need new features because your business has always operated fine without them, but you are likely missing out on the opportunity to transform and improve your business operationally.
Increase user productivity and efficiency
A big factor in upgrades is process automation to improve operations as much as possible. As your business grows, so does the amount of work. Having an updated ERP will ensure that your business has access to your industry’s ‘best practices’ and tools to streamline operational processes in the best way possible. In turn, this will facilitate work efficiency and increase productivity.
In 2017 Sage has released new versions for Sage 100, 300, 500 and X3. New modernized interface versions of Sage 100 and 300 have also been released, called Sage 100c and Sage 300c. Select the ERP solution relevant to you the following list for more information.