Overcome Legacy ERP Limitations with Business Central

An outdated legacy ERP system could be holding your business back. A modern business management solution based on cloud technology and native intelligence can do more to optimise processes and accelerate business growth.

In this blog, we look at the main legacy ERP limitations and how Dynamics 365 Business Central is positioned to eliminate or minimise all of them.

Legacy ERP systems are less adaptable and flexible

Think about the functional needs of your business. Is your current legacy system meeting these needs, and is it positioned for future growth?

Major changes due to market and business strategy modifications can add further complexity to an already outdated system, forcing teams to spend too much time running the system instead of focusing on business growth.

Modern, cloud-based solutions such as Dynamics 365 Business Central are more adaptable to the ever-changing needs of a business, including advanced mobile capabilities for the workforce – whether remotely or not – and seamless, integrated operations that make working with customers and suppliers easier than before.

Legacy ERP systems work in silos

Business systems do not work well in silos.  Integration is a crucial factor in choosing to upgrade or replace an ERP system. With a legacy ERP system, any changes and upgrades in the software may also impact on other processes such as payroll, accounting and reporting.

However, these system changes are often not reflected throughout the entire organisation due to a lack of integration and poor data transparency and visibility among stakeholders.

Upgrading to an integrated cloud ERP solution such as Dynamics 365 Business Central allows forecasts, plans, policies, and procedures to deliver a complete view of the business.

Legacy ERP systems do not integrate business intelligence

Legacy ERP solutions don’t provide built-in native intelligence such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities that lead to more in-depth and valuable analytical insights.

Data offers little business insights as reports become difficult and cumbersome to set up. Furthermore, while keeping records secure, legacy systems are, however, poor with database search and locating vital information throughout the system.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central actively analyses data behind the scenes and sends all the relevant data to your business via a personalised dashboard relevant to your industry and requirements, saving time and improving overall staff efficiency and productivity.

Transform your business with an accessible, flexible, fast and user-friendly ERP solution.