Upgrading your Infor ERP is more than opportunity to change software. It’s a great time to evaluate business processes, look for areas of improvement and ensure technology investments align with business goals.
Spring is also a great time to start your upgrade process. Many industries experience a slow down this time of year and with thoughts of flowers in bloom, it opens the mind for how the seeds you plant today can flourish in the future. For those who are operating at full throttle, these spring cleaning ideas can be implemented any time of year:
Take stock and identify areas of improvement. The impetus to upgrade may be continued access to maintenance and support, but upgrading your ERP is a perfect time to look at systems, policies and processes to ensure they meet current and future business needs. For example, are challenges human or software related? Where are the bottlenecks that hinder growth or business efficiency? Are you taking full advantage of existing functionality, configuration options and business intelligence tools? Can customizations be eliminated?
Avaap recently worked with one of the largest multi-channel specialty retailers to conduct a business process assessment and identify opportunities for improvement. With deep vertical industry knowledge and intimacy with Infor software, Avaap was able to share valuable perspective and roadmap recommendations to identify opportunities that will have the biggest impact and faster return from technology investments.
Be ruthless with your data. Upgrading your ERP is a great time to clean up data, purge duplicates and boost data quality to ensure information is meaningful and useful. Appropriately configured and properly installed financial, HCM and supply chain management software won’t deliver expected value if you don’t take time to do some data cleanup.
Clear way for the cloud. While many organizations are keeping their software on-premise for the foreseeable future, others are moving to the cloud to modernize their ERP. Infor UpgradeX makes getting to the cloud easier and provides scalability as well as rapid access to the latest Infor innovations. Cloud delivery also includes ongoing upgrades and support, making it a lower risk alternative than on-premise delivery.
Bring in the experts. Spring cleaning often involves hiring a crew to tackle common tasks or heavy lifting. Managed services offer that same benefit, enabling your resources to focus on revenue-generating activities and activities that support your core business. Avaap’s Managed Services solution brings Infor Lawson expertise to the front lines coupled with a predictable pricing model.
If you’re ready to spring into action or want to discuss your infrastructure and learn how to make your next Infor Lawson project a success , contact your regional Avaap representative!