3 signs your metals business needs a technology upgrade

Tony Barnes
3/24/2021
3 signs your metals business needs a technology upgrade

If you could rebuild your metals business from scratch, what would you change? If you could position yourself for continued sustainable growth, what technology upgrade would you need?

In the past decade, the metals industry has seen tremendous growth. With this growth, many metals businesses also have found they have outgrown their technology. How do you know if your systems are due for a technology upgrade?

3. The technology doesn’t attract the best employees

Your company’s success requires team members who are empowered and invested. Just like you, they’re aware of the competition and they know what your customers are looking for. With that in mind, they want you to innovate and stay ahead with the right technology. Without it, they are limited in what they can do and how well they can deliver to their customers.

It’s not only about keeping your best employees. It’s also about attracting them. Potential team members expect technology to enable them, not hinder them.

Don’t get stuck

Many metals businesses get stuck in a rut with technology. Over time, the systems become outdated, adapting for new products becomes a challenge, and customers' needs change. Fast-forward a few years, and their market share might be slowly slipping away.   

Don’t let this be your story. Imagine a future where technology allows you to be agile and adaptable to new product lines and acquisitions. Think about your increased market share as you delight both new and existing customers with speedy quotes and order fulfillment. And empower your talented team members to succeed with advanced technology.  

It’s possible. 

For many metals businesses, the answer is a modern ERP system. If you’d like to find out more about how this type of technology upgrade can help you step into a strong and sustainable future, we can help.

Contact us today

At Crowe, we’ve helped metals businesses implement innovative systems, and we’ve identified three industry-specific indicators to help you determine if it’s time for a technology upgrade.  
Tony Barnes
Tony Barnes
Managing Principal, Metals