Legacy Software vs Odoo ERP
The market for enterprise software platforms has grown rapidly over the past five years. In fact, Gartner even predicts that the ERP market will be worth $44 billion by 2022. As this market grows, so does the need for more flexible and easily deployable software solutions. Furthermore, businesses are now demanding rapid digital deployment models, driving the need for fundamental changes to organizational delivery models with a renewed focus on business relevance, growth enablement and speed to market. While legacy software systems may be within the comfort-zone of a large or medium scale business, it is imperative for decision-makers to point the futuristic telescope to systems like Odoo that help reduce manual labor and increase business efficiency as they act as the one-stop-shop to all business needs.
We at Bista profoundly believe in empowering businesses with powerful tools like Odoo, and a vital part of that is to ensure that organizations can keep pace with the rapid development of digital solutions and utilize it effectively and consistently. Here are three reasons why you need to replace legacy software systems with Odoo-
- Expensive maintenance-
According to Forrester and Gartner between 50% and 90% or more of a typical IT budget is spent on maintenance of IT implementations, not innovation. Which then leaves only a fraction for meeting business needs.
- Not scalable –
Your legacy software does not scale with external changes – Your ability to compete is reduced manifold if you’re running an aging version of AS400 that was designed for when businesses grew incrementally — market by market, country by country, over years and decades. The old way of doing business meant implementing multiple ERP instances and databases for each market. However, the new way isn’t.
- Inaccessibility of data-
Your legacy software was designed for when work was done in the office cube, and consumer computing and business computing were clearly separated, which is why your decentralized businesses cannot be accessed anytime/anywhere-. Using outdated legacy software systems means either completely giving up on accessing your valuable information from anywhere outside of your office. On the other hand, web-based cloud ERP applications like Odoo ERP are optimized for bringing the world of mobile computing together with ERP, enabling your employees to monitor and manage the business from anywhere on any device. For example, without any IT setup work, Odoo can be accessed from anytime, anywhere via any web browser, whether Chrome, Safari or Firefox, and any mobile device, whether iPads, iPhone, Androids or whichever device hits the market next.
It’s not just workers that are becoming mobile. Businesses as a whole are becoming more distributed. Today’s businesses are running operations in multiple countries and maximizing efficiency with offshoring and remote workers. But last generation’s ERP was never designed with this in mind. Odoo ERP and cloud computing enables the distributed ‘elastic’ business—enabling your workforce to access applications from anywhere across the globe, offshore as it makes sense, and scale up and down seamlessly, whenever needed.
Beyond just replat forming legacy software systems, core modernization involves creating a road map for building a next-generation ERP that incorporates—rather than merely enabling—digital, cloud, and other macro forces.
Make your switch to Odoo now and see the difference!
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