During times of uncertainty, ever-changing landscapes, and innovation, the only constant thing we can rely on is change. For instance, the pandemic has shifted companies to a completely virtual work environment. Now, these companies must adapt to a new way of business in 2020 and beyond.
As a result, these businesses must rely on their current systems to operate under this “new normal.” Just like people, operational systems may not be ready for such an undertaking and may need a checkup of their own.
Even though every organization varies on their size and complexity, performing an ERP health check will give them the insight to know where their systems stand currently.
Here are four benefits we have seen our clients gain from regular ERP health checks:
Health checks expose the BIG picture.
After an ERP health check, you will have a better understanding of what your system can, can’t, and could do. For instance, one of our clients learned they could work with Co-Manufacturers on a BOM for the same product; all tracked within NetSuite.
Health checks give insight into the future.
In the technology space, there’s an adage that says, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While this is mostly true, it often gets companies into trouble, and they could be missing out on the enormous benefits of evaluating potential technologies to improve their workflows. To stay competitive and agile, always look towards the future.
Health checks help businesses operate faster and more efficiently.
Wouldn’t it be nice to generate your reports in half the time? For example, manufacturers’ business models have changed throughout the years. It is no longer a simple process of sourcing, building, shipping, and invoicing. A health check with industry experts may help manufacturers’ understand the gaps in their system and whether or not a more unified system will increase efficiencies.
Health checks ask difficult questions.
Are you genuinely gaining value from your ERP system? Is your data safe in this system? Is your business being held back by your current systems? These are just a few questions that a health check can help address with a legacy ERP system.
In short, we have assisted our clients across many verticals and industries to help them understand where they are today and where they want to be in the future. 9Gauge Partners will help you figure out the steps in between. If you’re interested in optimizing your ERP system contact us to set up a 30-minute discovery call.