Legacy ERP Migration
In the Sikich ERP practice, we often help companies abandon legacy solutions, like AS400 green-screen systems, SAP, and J.D. Edwards, and adopt powerful, modern cloud solutions on their journey to digital transformation.
We help you build a business case for change, choose a solution that fits the way the company works, and perform the implementation for you. We know how to make this journey efficient and outcome-driven, based on your goals and requirements.
Working with us
Sikich has experience taking companies off green-screen solutions, homegrown solutions, and a host of other unsupported, on-premise solutions that could jeopardize the future of your company. Our solution experts often have decades of industry experience to help you break free from the status quo and embrace modern, flexible and intuitive ERP solutions that help you optimize your operations, empower your employees, engage your customers, and transform your offering.
Our team can help you with all aspects of your migration, from data migration to enterprise infrastructure and security. We help you understand the solution and how to best apply it to your business so that it fits with your processes and global operations. You’ve been using your legacy solution for a long time, and we don’t take that for granted. The change management aspect of the project is just as important to us as the design and deployment, and we partner with you throughout the life-cycle of your solution.
Case Study: Planar
Find out how Sikich helped high-tech company Planar Systems, Inc. migrate off their legacy AS400 solution to select and implement Microsoft Dynamics AX as its enterprise resource planning software system.
What You Can Expect
Leaving legacy ERP behind does not have to mean unwelcome disruption for your people and processes. Our team of experts will help you tackle all the major obstacles holding you back from migrating off your legacy solution for a smooth, low-risk, approach to business transformation.
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Opportunities Not to Be Missed
Is your ERP system delivering value to the business, or is it simply part of the status quo—the way things are done? Technology, including ERP, should not be an end in itself. It needs to support your company’s vision and strategy. If your solution is highly customized, difficult to update and manage, or experiences latency, which frustrates users and slows production, it’s time for an overhaul.
“We’re so glad that we brought Sikich in. The experience that they gave us and the help that they gave us is irreplaceable when you’re talking about migrating all of your data, all of your information from a very antiquated operating system into a cloud-based system, it can be a little bit intimidating….They were really eager to get into the nitty-gritty with us and figure out; this system can do for us. In my opinion, we succeeded greatly, we did not miss a beat.”
– Manufacturing, Senior Director
So long, legacy ERP
Some companies customize their older ERP systems to a very high degree as their requirements change. Over time, these customizations become less and less effective as the software becomes more challenging to update and manage, and the effort to keep it aligned with the business never lessens. Integrations of older ERP systems with other software or data sources can also become unmanageable and unreliable or present security vulnerabilities.
Since your initial ERP implementation, the mandates of regulatory compliance impacting your business have likely changed and have become more complex and stringent. New regulations for recognizing revenue, managing and securing sensitive data, and other aspects of your operation need to be reflected in the ERP infrastructure, or you may be at risk for penalties and a loss in brand equity. Not all older ERP systems can keep up with contemporary compliance frameworks.
Both company’s custom-built systems and vendor-provided solutions can become legacy ERP. Many trends and events can come together to devolve a once promising software product. Sometimes, staff turnover and the loss of specialized expertise leaves software created in-house without support. Similarly, vendors stop providing updates and service plans for older products. Security vulnerabilities and performance issues that cannot easily be addressed are another indicator of legacy ERP and the need for a fresh start.