Avoid Costly outates
Does the C-Level management of your organizationview your technology platform as a cost or a competitive advantage? Technology is a tool to create profits just as a physical factory or machine tool can create profit. If a new machine can manufacture products faster, with less waste, to a higher specification, to more specific customer needs and demonstrate a rapid return on investment you would invest in it. Migrating your technology platform to a version that helps your business deliver more output for less input gives you a competitive advantage over your rivals.
Make your platforms work harder
Existing technologies evolve and new technologies are released and become adopted, but retaining legacy technical platforms can hinder or prevent the adoption of new and improved technologies. Evolving your technical platform is necessary to ensure that you and your organization can take advantage of the latest applications and versions. Being behind the version curve on your foundation technology is not a cost saving but a lost opportunity to implement the latest technology and integrate new systems cleanly and efficiently.
Scales as your business grows
These are all things which will cause your users to turn off from your technology . Lack of user engagement and poor adoption of systems mean that efficiency gains are notrealized and users by-passing systems and protocols create significant problems for IT departments and other users. By upgrading your platform you ensure that your technology keeps pace with your users’ demands and that they continue to work with the systems and processes they should while benefiting from the new functionality and efficiencies that are delivered by latest versions of technology.