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Identify the Hidden Traps of Your Old ERP Software

 
2017-12-27 
Eric Nikssarian 
 
When choosing an ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning system, a business owner must take into account these four variables before making that decision. Choosing the wrong ERP system could mean extra upfront costs, higher maintenance costs, loss of data, and limited access with mobile connection. In this article, I would like to highlight some of the main arguments for switching to cloud-based Tekoa ERP based on research of cloud computing and experiences of business owners having made the transition.

In-House Legacy ERP Is Expensive to Own and Maintain

If you are a startup company looking to invest in an old-school traditional ERP system that you can trust, customize, and maintain in-house you may be gazing at quite a serious investment. The return may not support the initial costs with foresight of technology issues, having to pay an IT staff, and the cost of servers that will support the software of an entire business. There are certainly many benefits to this type of old-school Legacy ERP that is widely used by businesses using outdated software or that have been in service for some time. Upfront costs however will dent a company's income statement initially and prevent it from potential growth opportunities. 

Tekoa ERP software as a service (SaaS) is contracted by experts that can customize the software to your company while having in place the infrastructure, staff, and maintenance employees without your company burdened with the heavy overhead. It is a monthly expense that will save business managers long run expenses and ensure early growth opportunities.

In-House Legacy ERP comes with a lot of baggage

As mentioned above, there will be high maintenance costs associated with the Legacy ERP due to the fact that your software is going to require updating every year. Technicians typically charge a hefty amount for services and depending on the simplicity of the software could take months to complete. 

Tekoa ERP provides the opportunity for businesses to free up capital by allowing the software as a service provider to maintain their systems while the business owner is not charged or responsible for extra maintenance, it's all included in the monthly payment. 

In-House Legacy ERP Leaves You Alone

While data would be kept in house for company's protection, in cases of catastrophe any recovery of data would require an extra disaster recovery insurance expense that is the sole responsibility of the company. It is likely that most small and mid-size companies will not be able to afford this type of protection. 

If anything unexpected and disastrous were to happen while subscribing to a Cloud ERP provider, all of the data will be protected with disaster recovery insurance as part of the fee.

In-House Legacy ERP Is Limited Access

On a Legacy ERP system, mobile access is extremely limited and costly to install Terminal server for remote access.

With a Tekoa ERP system, employees have access to the company's business applications over any internet connection whether that is at the office, at home, or on any mobile device. This type of flexibility provides a number of alternatives for employees to get office work done. Employees that travel a lot for business related activities will be able to connect to business applications no matter where they are at.  


 
 

 

 

 

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