SaaS companies of every flavor say they have the golden ticket when it comes to bringing your company into the paperless era. But not every solution is the right fit for every company, especially when it comes to the decision to replace or not replace an ERP system.
We hear a common complaint from businesses across industries: “Our ERP system just isn’t cutting it. We need to replace it ASAP.” It’s an obvious dilemma; you’ve probably run into outdated functions and limitations in your system, and it’s causing problems in data reporting and mining, as well as internal processes. You may even be relying on too many paper-based processes to make up for your system’s limitations. But replacing your ERP system will be an incredible headache, and may not even give you the functionality you’re hoping for.
There are ways that you can prop up even the most limited ERP system to make your processes more streamlined. Let’s talk about some of the tools you can use to get more life out of your ERP system before investing in an expensive, arduous new rollout.
How to Make Your ERP System Better
Many companies start out with an out-of-the-box solution for an ERP system like PeopleSoft, and frankly, these work fine for small to mid-size businesses. As your business grows, however, you’ll start to realize that there are limitations to these programs that could be holding your productivity back. But replacing a system will be expensive and time-consuming, and it’s not always an option as quickly as you’d like. Make your ERP system work for you with these tools.
Integrate a Document Management System
A document management system can give you the functionality you need to make your ERP system work without costing an arm and a leg. Document management can replace the slow, outdated paper-based processes with digital solutions.
Did you know that the second-most referenced reason for keeping paper around in business is the need for signatures? This is a reality that’s entirely unnecessary with modern technology; a document management system can make secure signature capture simple, and can even integrate with legacy ERP systems. It’s easy for even the least tech-savvy of your employees to use, and will make all your workflows simpler.
Integrating a document management system with your ERP program can make it last longer and enhance your workflows. You can even use apps to capture data and connect them for seamless information flow through your programs.
If you’d like personalized help finding the right technology solutions for your business, contact us. We can help you make your business paperless and more productive.