What does it take to run a marathon? Beyond the shoes designed to perfect a runner’s stride, the clothing that frees movement and creates comfort, a diet of both quick and long-lasting energy, and mental preparation, there’s hours and hours of training, exercise, form drills, cardio, weights and more. All these months and months of hard work build towards an event that lasts just hours. An ERP system can be compared to a marathon runner in many ways.
The ERP System Marathon
Your ERP system is going to be running for more than just hours, yet the marathon runner comparison is worth considering. This is because an Epicor / Encompass ERP system can take things even further. Imagine a runner not only being perfectly trained and prepared for the run ahead but also having the ability to upgrade or change their shoes midstride. Not only this but also clothing that adapts to the weather to protect from rain or temperature. Add the benefit of nourishment to instantaneously energize their body and invigorate their muscles when the miles become tiring.
Planning is just one half of a system built for longevity; adaptation is the other.
Maybe you’re already starting to experience longevity problems with your existing ERP system. Do any of these sound familiar?
- Your system is no longer supported. The tech is outdated, there are no more upgrades, and IT support is nonexistent.
- Your company has expanded, grown, merged, or acquired, and your current system can’t scale.
- Changing costs, goals, or structures necessitate moving funds away from IT systems and into other areas of the business.
- An inflexible system is not allowing you to offer more or enhanced services or keeps your company from being agile and responsive.
These, in running terms, would be the twisted ankles, the worn-out shoes, the insufficient training, or the bad weather that slows you down. All these detriments can eat away at your personal best time or, even worse, cause you to drop out of the race altogether.
An ERP System To Go The Distance
The tools we create support the business and drive it forward; they don’t serve as a hurdle to be cleared. A solid ERP system with expert implementation will improve your company’s performance across the board with access to accurate data and seamless integration of all of your business’ systems. Combined with flexibility, scalability, and customized solutions, you will be in it for the long haul.
An Epicor / Encompass system is built with both decades worth of experience, bringing the training you need to run the marathon, and the latest technology, pushing you ahead of the competition, over the ever-changing landscape of your business, and across the finish line.
About Encompass Solutions
Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.