Software Aches and Pains: Don’t Ignore the Signs, it May be Time


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The software you use to run your business can either allow your company to focus on growing and thriving, or prevent you from maintaining a healthy work flow—plain and simple.

The ‘aches and pains’ or indicators that it’s time to consider new software are likely showing themselves on a weekly or even daily basis. These inefficiencies cause duplication of efforts, unnecessary workarounds and an overall lack of productivity that most definitely affects your bottom line because your business ends up suffering due to your current system, which no longer meets daily needs.

We here at Solution Systems, Inc. have put together a list of ‘symptoms’ to look for when determining if a software change is necessary for you. These are:


  • Reporting Frustration – You need answers but cannot get them from your current system. For example, profit and sales margins, your top 5 customers, sales productivity, and many other reports.

  • Standalone Databases – Employees rely on external workarounds such as Microsoft Excel to track the moving parts of your company, and none of these programs coordinate or communicate within your current ERP software.

  • Duplication of Work – If your program isn’t centralized, separate departments frequently recreate work that has been completed.

  • Compliance Issues – Your company has difficulty or has failed to meet regulation compliances such as Internal Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Sarbanes-Oxley, and because of this you have incurred unnecessary auditing fees due to inadequate processes.


  • Is employee productivity inhibited by your existing system? How much more could they accomplish with a faster more feature rich system?

  • Are employees, partners, and vendors unable to access company data over the web remotely or via PCs and mobile devices?

  • Do you want your system to automate core business processes around job costing?

  • Is the creation of consolidated financial statements difficult, time consuming, or error prone? Are you doing too much manual work with your current system?

  • Do you want to use your current system to automate core business processes around CRM, industry specific requirements, and supply chain management but you can’t?

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, or answered yes to any of these questions it’s more than likely time to begin exploring other ERP options.

Solution Systems, Inc. is able to provide you with a no-cost evaluation of your current business management software and a demonstration of how Microsoft Dynamics NAV could very well be the answer for you.


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