When it comes to poorly functioning CEOs, you’ve probably heard of the concept of the “golden parachute,” where an agreement is established between the company and its top manager, promising significant parting benefits if employment is terminated. These typically include severance pay, large cash bonuses, stock options, and other sizeable benefits.

By contrast, poorly functioning print MIS or ERP systems are usually tolerated for much longer – and they can do your business a lot of damage! Makes no sense, right? It’s time for new insights.

It’s for the best when poorly performing managers depart from struggling organizations. We read it daily in the papers. Buying off an employment contract can be costly, but we all understand that inaction can easily lead to far greater costs, and so we bite the financial bullet. The story is the same for long-term leases on bad property: if the use is structurally declining, it’s often more sensible and less painful to buy off the contract and move forward.

How differently we act when it comes to poorly functioning business software! Today we have access to many modern solutions that can truly enable growth and success – solutions that might even make the difference between survival and bankruptcy. Yet here it often falls to the CFO alone to determine when the time is right to start the research for a software replacement – and not one day earlier!

When is it Time to Take Action on Your Old ERP System?

All around the world, organizations mount defensive arguments to replace their ERP systems. You all know them. The vendor goes belly-up. Older versions are no longer supported. Rules and regulations are no longer honored. But still one of the first questions of the top management remains “Can’t we stretch it just one more year?” Meanwhile, your service level has declined alarmingly, your employees are increasingly frustrated, dissatisfied customers are leaving in droves and you have no control on your numbers.

Well, why not go on the offensive? Investments in ERP systems should be made for proactive reasons – especially these days, when cloud and subscription-based options significantly lower the barrier to entry. If your current system is no longer adequate, give it a golden parachute! Say goodbye as soon as possible and implement an appropriate solution!

A Free Trial on a Mature, Globally-Proven Print MIS/ERP Solution

Now might be the perfect opportunity to do what you’ve been putting off for various reasons: Research and evaluate the print MIS/ERP software you know would improve and optimize your company. PrintVis, based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, has facilitated that for you by providing a free trial of our cloud-licensed platform.

We encourage you to “play” in the DIY fashion – get familiar with the look and feel of the attractive Business Central interface, use some of our handy how-to guides on creating a quote, changing user roles and more. You’re under no obligation and you might very well find that this disruption has presented you with a golden chance to implement a fundamental change for the better. From there we will be happy to connect you with one of our certified Partners to answer your questions. So why not go to Microsoft AppSource and give PrintVis a test drive? You’ll be glad you did!

Want to learn more about what to look for in an MIS/ERP software? There are crucial differences when it comes to the needs of the print industry.  Go here to download our free PDF quick guide.

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