Valentine’s Day has come and gone but yet you feel as if there’s some sort of big void still in your life. Your family is perfect, your health is good, and your dog is loyal so what could it be? Could it be your job? Doubtful. You’ve been so good at your job that your business card simply says, “I’ll Call You.” Then again, the new ERP software that was implemented in the beginning of the year has made things more difficult because of its lack of functionality. Could this be? Could you be experiencing post ERP software depression because you did not choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central? Let’s find out.
Symptoms of ERP Depression
Have you been feeling depressed since Valentine’s Day because you’re missing your past ERP software? Does it seem as if that ERP software just knew your organization like no other software could? Do you stay up late nights eating too much flavorless ice cream dreaming of better times that included accurate reports with multiple flavors of visualizations? When you think of past manufacturing capabilities do you drop to your knees and shout to the heavens? If this sounds like you it’s possible you may be suffering from ERP post break up depression.
ERP post break up depression impacts employees all over the globe, but what really causes ERP post break depression?
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Causes of ERP Depression
What causes post break up ERP Depression? The end of a relationship with a functional ERP is one of the main triggers. Moving on from an old ERP is usually a point of major change in a person’s work life and when the new ERP software does not meet and exceed employee’s standards depression entails. Poorly chosen ERP software can lead to a cascade of negative work changes which can cause employee morale and depression to begin to spiral out of control.
How can you be sure that your ERP software is not meeting expectations? What’s an example of something a good ERP software does? Well, a good example of what a great ERP software can do can be seen in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central’s manufacturing capabilities. When demand is planned for and the materials have been issued according to production BOMs, then the actual production operations can start and be executed in the sequence defined by the production order routing.
I can see that your head just slumped, you’ve begun feeling sad, and that’s ok because next we’re going to talk about treatment options.
Treatment for ERP Depression
Treatment for ERP Depression relies in following the policy of honesty and in the spirit of being honest, I’m obliged to tell you that your symptoms will not begin to get better on their own. You and your organization have to acknowledge the mistake and be proactive about treating the problem with the help of a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner such as Solution Systems. Why enlist
the help of a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner? A Microsoft Gold ERP Partner will learn your business processes and not only tailor your ERP to them but suggest inefficiencies within those processes.
For example, they will offer the correct recommendation on whether your organization should use Production Orders or Assembly Orders in manufacturing.
Even if your symptoms are mild to moderate you will not be able to handle them on your own. Here’s my recommended treatment:
Step 1: Acknowledge you have a problem.
Step 2: Speak with your colleagues, get their feedback and create a perfect ERP list.
Step 3: Learn about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Step 4: Begin a free trial of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Step 5: Contact a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner such as Solution Systems
Coping with ERP Depression
Whether you’re just beginning to experience ERP post break up depression or have been experiencing this for an extended period of time you need to stay positive. Always have the hope that things can and will get better. Companies that have implemented bad ERP software usually always learn from their mistakes and strive to not let them happen again.
So, this month of February be proactive and face your ERP issues head on. This way next Valentine’s Day you won’t be sad and instead can live vicariously through yourself.