Optimizing Your Current ERP System vs Purchasing New Software


Your business has grown. Congratulations! But now, your current ERP software is no longer delivering all of the functionality you need. Assuming that you have a budget and only X dollars to spend on a remedy, the question is how and where to spend them wisely.

You have 3 options.


  1. Upgrade to the newest version of your current ERP software

  2. Buy new ERP software

  3. Optimize the version of your ERP software that you’re currently running


There are many factors that need to be considered. For example:

  • How old is your current ERP software?

  • Is it still supported?

  • Have you already installed all the patches that have been released?

  • What updates and/or upgrades are available?

  • Would your current system integrate easily with any third-party add-ons that cloud deliver the incremental functionality you need?


Generally speaking, options 1 and 2 above are the most obvious solutions. But they also tend to be quite expensive. Even if you have the budget for a major upgrade or for new software, option 3 is worth serious consideration. In a majority of cases, optimizing your current software would be both the quickest and most cost-effective alternative.


ERP Optimization


It’s a fact, but a little-known fact, that most companies running ERP software use only a fraction of the capabilities available. This can occur for any of several reasons, for example:

  • When the software was originally implemented there were disparate solutions still in use for certain capabilities that the company wanted to keep, such as separate e-commerce, CRM, or HR software.

  • The implementation was scheduled to occur in phases, but only phase one was completed.

  • Insufficient training or employee turnover.

Liberty Grove can work with you and make recommendations for optimizing your current ERP software. We can also discuss integrating third-party add-ons that will round out your solution, so you can achieve the level of functionality on Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) that your growing business requires. Read about the various ways we can fine tune your NAV/BC solution. If your best option is an upgrade or new software, we’ll let you know that too.


Take the next step


Our team of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central/NAV specialists is waiting to speak with you. Here’s how to contact us. Call us at 630-858-7388 or email us at nav@libertygrove.com.


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