How to Improve Speed on a Slow ERP System
ERP systems are large and complex software systems, and if they aren’t being used and supported properly, they can run very slowly. Although a slow ERP system sometimes calls for a hardware update, you can try making small modifications your system before you pay for any additional upgrades.
These fixes should be done by an expert- someone with knowledge of databases and ERP Systems. This could be a member of your IT staff, a consultant or someone else. Whoever they may be, make sure they understand what they’re doing.
A good place to start is with your database, which contains all the data and rules that allow your ERP system to function. If a database isn’t set up properly, it can cause your ERP system to run much slower than it normally would.
Examine the performance reports for your database and try to find areas where operations are running slowly. Next, modify the configuration to help alleviate some of these holdups. The goal should be to improve overall productivity of your system.
If the database isn’t the problem, the next best bet is to check the network that connects the ERP server to the desktops. Look at the log files that show the network performance, and reconfigure any places it’s getting slowed down.
Most of the time, fine-tuning these two areas can make a huge difference in the performance of your ERP system. However, if speed is still an issue after making these tweaks, it could be that the server can’t handle the load, or that more hardware needs to be purchased for the database.
To get the most out of your ERP software, it needs to run at optimal levels. Whether you need to invest in more hardware, or just need to fine-tune existing data, it’s important to take the time to address performance.