A good upgrade “why to” list

Regular Crossderry readers know I’m partial to ERP upgrade tips and advice (here, here, here, and here).  This list by Beth Stackpole stood out as one of the more practical and insightful “Why to upgrade” lists around.  In particular, point four is often overlooked.

  1. Upgrade an ERP system that’s more than five years old.
  2. Upgrade when ERP system integration is difficult.
  3. Upgrade when an ERP system is missing the “modern” features and functions required to efficiently run the business.
  4. Upgrade when employees, partners and consultants aren’t using the system — or aren’t available to fix it.
  5. Upgrade when it’s obviously time, whether the hard upgrade ROI is clear or not.

As they say… read the whole post.


2 Responses

  1. Hello

    I wanted to introduce you all to Panaya, an automated SAP ERP upgrade solution that allows you to clearly see, plan and reduce your SAP ECC6 upgrade time by as much as 40%. Panaya is a Software as a Service so no software is required. Setup takes about 20 minutes.

    You can find out more about Panaya by visiting: http://www.panayainc.com

    Keep up the great work on your blog!

  2. I’ve not used or seen Panaya, but it sounds like a reasonable tool. There are a number of other upgrade code analyzers from partners — Intellicorp’s LiveCompare is what I’ve seen the most http://www.intellicorp.com/events/upgrades.html — never mind simply using the SAP tools.

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