Is your ERP starting to slow you down? Almost every company needs ERP jump start now and again. Compiled by our ERP experts, here are four easy ways to improve the efficiency and performance your existing ERP system for little to no cost.

1. Curb ERP employee knowledge erosion

Most new employees only learn 80% of what the previous employee training them on the system knew how to do. Many users may be performing functions in the system without knowing why. Employee turnover exacerbates this knowledge erosion problem. If your company has had a lot of turnover since your initial ERP implementation consider holding instructor led training by an outside consultant or even training led by an internal ERP super-user to save on costs.

2. Consolidate disparate systems

Running multiple disparate systems can be inefficient and error-prone. Look at outside systems your company may be running and ask your ERP partner if they offer the same functionality. ERP providers come out with new functionality every year so there is a chance they may now have what you are looking for. And the cost of new functionality often comes down each year. So if you developed a side system because you could not afford the ERP module ask your ERP partner for the latest price on that functionality.

3. Eliminate Obsolete Reports

Is your company producing daily, weekly or monthly reports from the ERP system or ERP system data that no one reviews? Many companies add to the lists of reports they want to see, but don’t often eliminate reports they are no longer using. Sit down with various management departments and review the ERP reports they use and get rid of those that are obsolete.

4. Improve System Performance with Data Archiving

Has your company ever done a comprehensive delete/archival of old data? If not then performing a comprehensive delete and archival of old system data may significantly improve your ERP system’s performance.