If you’re reading this in April 2020, we can only assume you’re holed up in your home office waiting for the stay at home order to be lifted. If you’re reading this in the future, it’s likely that you remember being holed up in your home office during the spring of 2020 because of the COVID-19 panic.

Life Moves Fast—Information Moves Faster

Either way, life moves pretty fast, and March 2020 showed us that in less than a month, we can go from living normally to social distancing, shelter-in-place orders, and full-on quarantines. It’s amazing how fast an illness can travel.

So what does this have to do with a software upgrade? Because no matter how fast viruses move, information is faster. But it’s been like this for a while. There’s a reason that some businesses were able to pivot while others are still fighting to catch up. Technology needs to keep up with information, and those who were connected were prepared.

Great Businesses Learn from Hardship—Will You?

But the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 should be considered a learning experience.

In fact, those businesses using outdated, legacy products should be happy—after all, everyone is dealing with the same economic decline. But what if it was just your industry or your business?

Hypothetical question: What if, you were one of a dozen businesses who uses a specific component? Say there’s a disruption. Would you be the first to know or would your competitors be in front of you? How many? If you’re 12/12 on the waiting list, how will you survive? More often than not, a blind spot, a supply chain hiccup, or an unanticipated change doesn’t affect everyone at the same time. 

Whether it’s a production shift in time of macroeconomic or microeconomic pressure or your company’s ability to jump on an opportunity when it presents itself, it’s all about having the right information at the right time.

Upgrade Isn’t a Dirty Word Anymore

But—this requires a change. A change in mindset, a change in process, and a change in technology. An upgrade.

Sadly, companies who have used legacy software for years or decades come to the conclusion that “upgrade” is a dirty word. Well, they aren’t wrong—legacy upgrades, quite frankly, aren’t exactly the cleanest, most cut-and-dry processes. Things break. Hiccups occur. Hardware changes need to be made. And the longer you wait, the dirtier the process becomes.

Though we spent decades delivering (and upgrading) legacy products, boasting an incredible success rate along the way, we also knew that evolution was necessary. Therefore, we began offering modern, true cloud products in the early 2010s and have built a reputation of success implementing and supporting solutions like NetSuite and Acumatica.

MIBAR Whitepaper: The Last Upgrade You’ll Ever Need

In times like these, we’re here for you. We understand that money is tight and that a decision to move to ERP at a time like this might feel a bit challenging. After all, if you’ve been using legacy software, you probably remember that the last time you made a switch, it took a lot of hands-on work at your office. But that’s no longer the case.

If you’re looking to learn more about why an upgrade from legacy to the cloud is less of a hassle than updating your current product, we recently released a whitepaper explaining just how easy it is to make the move.

In our whitepaper, titled Why Replacing Legacy Systems with a Cloud Solution is Now Mission Critical, you’ll learn about:

  • How the business landscape has changed, requiring a new approach to running an organization.
  • Six areas where modern cloud solutions deliver (that legacy products can’t).
  • A special offer from MIBAR designed to help you make a switch during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click here to learn more.

Get to Know MIBAR

At MIBAR, we’ve watched nearly every technological trend come and go, and we know that the cloud represents the present and the future. As one of the top value-added resellers in the nation, we’ve worked with companies just like yours to implement one of many cloud-based business management solutions. We get to know your business, understand your needs and challenges, and offer honest answers throughout the process.

We implement and support multiple solutions including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power BI, NetSuite, and of course, Acumatica