When did you last purchase a new ERP solution? If you’re like most companies, it was likely six to ten years ago. As discussed in this whitepaper, things have changed a lot for the food and beverage industry. Could you imagine using the first-generation iPhone?
Today’s cloud ERP solutions are vastly improved—it happens when updates aren’t a nightmare for end-users and administrators alike and take place twice per year.
But if you think the gap between modern and legacy ERP is big, it gets worse. According to Forrester, “approximately half of ERP customers are on releases that are two versions behind the current release, which may be four years old or more.”
Faced with outsized risk, cost, and resource requirements for what may seem like an incremental upgrade, your company can be effectively forced into keeping the same version. For businesses that need extensive customization to a legacy product (i.e. food and beverage), a small upgrade could end up being nearly as complex as the initial implementation. So how does it hurt today’s food and beverage business? Find out in this whitepaper.