SAP is a wonderful product and we know that almost anything is possible from a functionality standpoint. But many SAP customers are being forced to migrate to SAP S/4HANA, which is SAP’s ERP for large enterprises and the successor of SAP R/3. Depending on your business size and need, this may not be the best move.
Why you should look for an SAP alternative?
If you are struggling with SAP, it may be time to think about your alternatives before migrating to SAP. Did you choose the SAP product 10 years ago? If so, you’re not alone distinctly remember a mentality that if you were in doubt about what Cloud ERP to purchase, you went with SAP because it was the safe choice but almost never the least expensive one. This led to some small to midsize companies overbuying and struggling under the weight of maintaining the comprehensive SAP system.
There are many Cloud ERP solutions available back then, but perhaps they were perceived as too much of a risk or were a little light on functionality. But a lot can happen in 10 years and there are many more viable Cloud ERP options now that offer robust capabilities for small, midsize, or even large organizations at a fraction of SAP’s cost.
How to pick the least expensive SAP alternative?
Is it really necessary to go for an SAP alternative? It is always worth the time and effort to research whether there are better technology options available in the industry, especially when it’s as big of an investment as a Cloud ERP system. And even though your company is likely scheduled to transition to S/4HANA in 2025, the time to start thinking about SAP alternatives is now.
If you have been running SAP for a long time, and have created customizations, integrations, user exits, etc., then it is likely that migration is going to be complex. I would also venture to guess that you have had employee turnover in the past 10 years, and have suffered from some erosion in your internal knowledge and subject matter expertise. These are all great reasons to take a hard look at another product, because, in a lot of cases, the cost is either the same or less to move to a different product that is a better fit.
All-in-one SAP Alternative for SMBs
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