Benefits of upgrading your Sage Enterprise Management software
So, you have been running your Sage Enterprise Management (formerly Sage X3) software for a number of years now and the initial implementation project is a distant memory…what do you do when someone within your organisation suggests an upgrade to the latest version – Run in the other direction? Ignore them until they go away? This blog takes a look at the potential benefits of upgrading your Sage Enterprise Management software.
Whilst an upgrade of your existing software is not as big a project as your initial move to Sage Enterprise Management, it is still something that needs to be considered, planned and resourced accordingly. No doubt, when you first decided to migrate from your previous accounting / ERP software, one of the benefits was access to a future proofed software package that can grow with your business. With Sage investing significant R&D budget into their flagship Sage Enterprise Management solution, you need to make sure your business is not missing out.
We are by no means suggesting that you should always automatically upgrade to the latest version, but we would recommend having a discussion about the benefits and risks for your business.
It is all too easy to see an ERP implementation as the end of your journey, when in fact, it should be just the start.
Reasons to upgrade your ERP system
There are a number of reasons why a business may decide to update to the latest version of their business management software which can include:
- Access to additional functionality
- Improved usability
- Lack of support on existing version
- Latest security updates
- Compliance or legislation changes (e.g. Making Tax Digital)
Should I upgrade my Sage Enterprise Management software?
Despite the points raised above, the Frontline Sage Enterprise Management Team believe that every customer should be treated on a case by case basis rather than a blanket response of ‘yes, you should upgrade’. Whether you are considering an upgrade to the latest version in the next 3, 6, 12 months or beyond, the key is understanding the benefits of upgrading your Sage Enterprise Management software for your business whilst also having a clear view of what would be involved in the project.