What Keeps You Up at Night?

By October 14, 2018 Software Evaluation
  • Are you concerned that your enterprise software and systems are no longer supporting your business growth strategies?
  • Have you promised too much to your Board with insufficient budget?
  • Are you concerned that your systems are not giving you the key performance metrics you need to make critical business decisions?
  • Do your staff complain that their software and technology are not working properly?

Many organisations have grown organically and have deployed various legacy software applications from numerous suppliers and on different platforms over many years.

This has led to situations where maintenance costs are high, there is manual re-keying and duplication of data between systems, there are multiple customer databases and it is difficult to get a high-level consolidated management view of real business performance.

The industry has now evolved from just a few large ERP Business Software providers to hundreds, if not thousands of very specific industry point solutions focused on specific functionality.

Most people feel overwhelmed by the options and decisions they need to make to keep their businesses operating and profitable.

“The decision to upgrade or change from your existing business systems is a non-trivial consideration. It requires courage and commitment from senior management”

Peter Goes, CMC Managing Director

When an organisation begins the journey of evaluating a new business system, not only do they need to decide between the software and the vendor, but they also need to weigh the costs and benefits of different deployment options, integration strategies and digital technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence.

They often realise they need to “go back a few steps before going forward” to define a Digital Transformation Strategy to support the direction of the business and meet the organisation’s anticipated future needs.

What will be your next step?

If you don’t have the resources internally, engage the services of an independent consulting partner who can mentor or support you on this journey.

When an organisation begins the journey of evaluating a new business system, not only do they need to decide between the software and the vendor, but they also need to weigh the costs and benefits of different deployment options, integration strategies and digital technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence.

They often realise they need to “go back a few steps before going forward” to define a Digital Transformation Strategy to support the direction of the business and meet the organisation’s anticipated future needs.