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  • Lucy Robson

Why upgrade your ERP system?

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

The world of technology is constantly evolving and an intrinsic part of every organisation. It may well be that you're using an outdated ERP system and you could be missing out on the many benefits that could boost your business performance and productivity.

Your ERP is probably one of your organisation’s biggest investments supporting your core business operations and data.

Maybe you are experiencing business growth but it seems impossible or too expensive to upgrade your ERP capacity?

The effort of upgrading can seem daunting in the short term but is your organisation being held back by a current system that is not growing with you?

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In this blog post, we’ll share a brief overview of the advantages of upgrading your ERP system and how it can help you achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively.

Here are the key points:

Improve the quality of your ERP system

  • Upgrading your ERP system will give you access to the latest features and functionalities that can improve your workflows and processes.

  • Customize your ERP system to suit your business’ specific needs and preferences.

Enhanced business productivity

  • Automate tasks, integrate data, streamline operations, and optimize resources.

  • Minimized manual work.

  • Drive improved customer service.

  • Utilize customized and automated reporting capabilities - Modern ERP systems can give you advanced reports using integrated analytics and intelligence and offer many key insights.

  • Using dashboards with real time business insights for those important business decisions. No more reliance on spreadsheets.

  • Increase the accuracy of data.

Better collaboration

  • Access your ERP system from anywhere, anytime, using any device.

  • Work remotely, collaborate with teams, and connect with customers more easily.

  • Gain insight into trends and patterns to ensure your organisation is performing at its optimum.

  • Add or remove users, modules, or features as needed.

Easier integration with other software

  • Extensive integration enables you to create a central software architecture that could seamlessly connect and pass data between other systems.

Significant cost reduction

  • Reduce your operational costs by eliminating manual labour and letting your workforce invest in higher priority responsibilities.

  • Ensure that your ERP system is always up and running, with minimal downtime and maintenance costs.


  • There will be better security and reliability so you will be able to protect your data from unauthorized access and human error.

  • Avoid data loss, corruption, or breach that could damage your organisation’s reputation and bottom line.

Cloud Compatible

  • There has been a significant increase in the number of businesses operating on cloud-based ERP systems in recent years owing to cost benefits as well as operational efficiency. If your current ERP solution is not cloud compatible, and even if you are not interested in cloud compatibility at the moment, it is something that you should look for when you are considering an upgrade.

Ongoing support and updates

  • Access to ongoing support and training.

  • Your ERP system will automatically be updated with new release features.

  • Compliant with government regulations.

As you can see, upgrading your ERP system can bring huge advantages that can make your business more efficient, effective, and competitive.

Upgrading your ERP system does not have to be daunting. There will be upfront challenges but you will be reaping the benefits with more scalability, flexibility and the ability to tailor your ERP system to changing business conditions and demands.

We understand the challenges and can evaluate and provide all the guidance you need to steer you through the process. If you're interested in innovating and growing your ERP system, contact us today to see how upgrading to Sage X3 can benefit your business and help you stay ahead of the competition.

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