The Dog ‘Daze’ of ERP

The Dog Days of Summer is the time that usually spans between June 3 and August 11.  This point in the year brings to mind sweltering, oppressive heat and something to be avoided.  Sounds like a good time to escape and take a vacation.  Some think the term Dog Days refers to something so hot and unbearable that it’s a time ‘not fit for a dog’.  Actually, this time of year got named because of the Sun’s alignment.  During this month the Sun occupies the same region in the sky as the star Sirius.  While Sirius is the brightest star visible from Earth it is also part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog or sometimes called the Dog Star. 

Looking at this from a different perspective, how can anything negative be associated with a dog?  After all, they are man’s, and woman’s, best friends.   They are known to be faithful, loyal, and at your side whether you’re having a good or bad day.  They are known to have good instincts and a calming effect on those around them. Awesome stressbusters!  Overall a dog is open to new experiences and conscientious enough to possess the trait to not only complete a task but to do it well.

Does making a change or researching a new ERP solution sound like the Dog ‘Daze’ of Summer?  Does the mere idea bring up the perception of something unbearable, to be avoided at all cost and overwhelming?  Perception can seem like reality but it shouldn’t.  The Dog Days of Summer come around every year and certainly nothing to dread.   While excessive heat or the thought of changing your ERP solution can manifest into low energy or inactivity, you can push forward to continue to take on the task, do it well and improve your productivity.  Although it can seem daunting, it’s not that hard to take that step and move forward.  A journey begins with the first step.   We know it’s hot during the Dog Days, but it’s also cold in the Winter.  It’s always something! While others are avoiding decision-making, it could be a great time to maximize your energy and step ahead of the pack. Don’t let the dazed moment hinder your momentum.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and we know that’s a fallacy. It can be challenging to learn something new but don’t get caught up in the mindset that since things have been done a certain way for long time that it’s the right.  Don’t let this point in time at your organization cause you to be dazed and confused.  A new ERP solution during this season might be just what you need.  The Dog Days of Summer comes around once a year.  The Dog ‘Daze’ of ERP probably comes around less frequently, but don’t let the perception of  needing to ignore or avoid something cause you to miss an opportunity.  You don’t need to have all the answers just to move forward and be open to new experiences. The reality is that benefits will far outweigh the efforts of implementing a new ERP solution. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit of ‘extra‘.  Does your organization have what it takes? LBSi has been helping companies traverse the Dog ‘Daze’ of ERP since 1989. Let us show you what a state-of-the-art ERP system can do.

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