These days, software updates come faster than the speed of light. And, outdated business management applications can render your established workflows dysfunctional and ineffective.
Take the current unemployment crisis in America, for example. Many state unemployment departments, including Nevada, have fallen victim to the consequences that come with having outdated software. Although the department boasted a $40 million overhaul of their systems over the last five years, when the pandemic hit, they had to create a separate system to handle the influx of unemployment claims. This resulted in long wait times, inconsistencies, and overpayments. The problem, critics say, is that two separate systems make an already complex issue more complicated. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak even acknowledged that the state was operating with “an antiquated computer system.”
Organizations, especially high-tech companies, have to stay on top of upgrading software and business management applications or they run the risk of being left behind the curve, right along with their dissatisfied customers. With Saas solutions, companies can become fully automated and never have to worry about software updates. In addition, implementing a Saas solution brings down costs, saves time, and provides flexibility for your partners.
In this blog post, we will highlight the risks of operating with outdated business management applications and offer solutions, such as CMR’s PartnerPortal, to streamline operations.
Manual operations require workers with necessary skills
These days, the job market is full of young, fresh talent. Millennials and Generation Zers are used to all things automated (social media, anyone?) and may have difficulty operating software developed before they were even born. It will be challenging to attract and retain younger technology professionals if your business management applications are antiquated.
It’s time to live in the cloud
With the invention of the cloud, life seems unfathomable without it. And with more and more people working remotely, an on-premise system seems counterproductive. Realistically, things happen, and how would you be able to access that important file if it’s not in the cloud? Companies that want to move away from hardware maintenance and constant software updates should take advantage of cloud-based solutions.
Out with the old, in with the new
New software systems are difficult to merge with old systems, so you’ll need to implement a cloud-based system that’s compatible. Integrating a cloud-computing business management application such as PartnerPortal allows seamless integration with the leading ERP and CRM systems, like Salesforce, in the industry.
Outdated business management applications run the major risk of being compromised by ransomware. Cloud systems are secure and you can put extra security measures in place, unlike an on-premise system. Cloud systems also have a feature that can implement back-up and recovery for lost files.