It’s only natural to want to upgrade your business management system, especially if it lacks certain innovative features. As new technologies continue to emerge, companies are debating whether or not to invest in a completely new business management system or to upgrade their applications in smaller intervals. We’ve found that businesses who decide to upgrade their current solutions in smaller chunks are more successful than businesses who decide to upgrade the entire system.
By addressing operational workloads one at a time, companies get a more rapid return on investment and are able to target IT spending on the areas that need the most improvement or contain the most important opportunities. Known as the “pace layering strategy”, this process recognizes that some areas of a business solution’s landscape must evolve more quickly than others.
In the past, businesses have had to choose between the best business management solution that could target a single workload or suites. These solutions were often challenging to implement as the workload solution rarely came from the same software vendor. The suites were much more practical; however, they did not support workload-at-a-time implementation. This created severe frustration among businesses that wanted to address one operational workload at a time.
Some of today’s best business management solutions have evolved into suite solutions, which are composed of workload services that are designed together but can be implemented individually. Businesses can now take advantage of the model that works best for them – as an integrated suite or a workload-at-a-time implementation.
Solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV have modules that can be turned on and off depending on what users need for their jobs. These modules present businesses with shorter, less expensive implementation options and address business processes individually.
Large companies that require the flexibility to adapt and change their business management system one workload at a time will benefit from solutions like Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Users can deploy as much or as little as they need while at the same time benefitting from the unity of a suite.
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