I think I need to Upgrade my Software - where do I start?

The rule of thumb for upgrading the supply chain software that is so critical to your operations, such as Warehouse Management, is every two or three years. This lets you stay current and makes your upgrade projects much more manageable and less intrusive.

What are Signs my Warehouse Management System Needs an Upgrade?

If you haven’t been upgrading your WMS, Labour or TMS software regularly, there are a few things that indicate it could be time:

  • Are you working around your software? If you’ve got methods to go around your software’s current configuration, you’re probably not doing things as efficiently as you could.
  • Do your maintenance fees seem to be going up? Believe it or not, sometimes it can be more reasonable to upgrade than stay with the same version.
  • Is your system slowing down/slow to respond? If you’ve ruled out archiving or hardware challenges that might be causing a slow down and your software version is more than a few years old, an upgrade could speed up response times.

If you have a Blue Yonder (formerly JDA RedPrairie) Warehouse Management, Labour or Transportation Management System and you think it’s time for an upgrade, you have choices in where to go for help. Blue Yonder helps customers with upgrades. Blue Yonder also has an established partner ecosystem that offers choices for help with things like upgrades or purchasing software.

Are you worried that your current version of Blue Yonder Management Software has been too highly modified? Open Sky has an Upgrade Assessment to help you gain perspective.

It’s probably not as bad as you think; sometimes the unknown is the worst and makes that mole hill look like a mountain. Let Open Sky Group help you examine your current software, compare it to the new version and then we can get our hands (and yours) around the time and effort it might take to get your system upgraded. We call this a WMS Upgrade Assessment. When the Assessment is complete, you’ll have a blueprint outlining the costs, effort and benefits of upgrading.  Let Open Sky Group help you get things in perspective – contact us today to learn more.

Open Sky Group Methodology – The Upgrade Approach

Open Sky Group uses many elements of Agile Scrum in its upgrade and implementation methodologies, which results in faster, more efficient projects as well as time and cost savings for you.

Choose Open Sky Group as your partner for upgrading Blue Yonder Warehouse Management, Blue Yonder Warehouse Labour Management or Blue Yonder Transportation Management software. Contact us today to get started.


Not quite ready for an upgrade? Here are some tips to help you get more out of your current Blue Yonder Warehouse Management System.