Enterprise Resource Planning


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Enterprise Resource Planning

(application, business)
(ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. This may include manufacturing, distribution, personnel, project management, payroll, and financials.

ERP systems are accounting-oriented information systems for identifying and planning the enterprise-wide resources needed to take, make, distribute, and account for customer orders. ERP systems were originally extensions of MRP II systems, but have since widened their scope. An ERP system also differs from the typical MRP II system in technical requirements such as relational database, use of object oriented programming language, computer aided software engineering tools in development, client/server architecture, and open system portability.

JBOPS are the major producers of ERP software.

"ERP Systems - Using IT to gain a competitive advantage", Shankarnarayanan S..

ERP

(1) (Energy-Related Product) A European Union designation for devices that use or save energy. Originally an "energy-using product" (EuP).

(2) (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ERP modules may be able to interface with an organization's own software with varying degrees of effort, and, depending on the software, ERP modules may be alterable via the vendor's proprietary tools as well as proprietary or standard programming languages.

An ERP system can include software for manufacturing, order entry, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, purchasing, warehousing, transportation and human resources. The major ERP vendors are SAP, Oracle (PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards), SSA Global (Baan) and Microsoft. Lawson Software specializes in back-end processing that integrates with another vendor's manufacturing system. See CRM, SAP, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Microsoft Dynamics, sales force automation, supply chain management and NRP.
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Enterprise resource planning is a collective set of computer programs with shared business applications that cater to the needs of an entire organization rather than an individual user.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources.
Apprise creates integrated enterprise resource planning and supply chain management solutions for companies all around the world.
Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah also formally inaugurated the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project followed by newly established Executive Development Centre (EDC) at Campus-II.
Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is very complex in nature and it is one of the initial steps to deploy these systems, assess readiness for deployment of enterprise resource planning systems or the "Enterprise Resource planning Readiness Assessment", briefly called ERA.
For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements.
SMS continues to grow as an IBM Premier Partner and provide exceptional Enterprise Resource Planning and Enterprise Asset Management systems consulting to clients around the world.
This book suggests enterprise resource planning (ERP) frameworks for the academic sector and looks at their applications for improving teaching, learning, and student-related services.
"With enterprise resource planning, we could reduce our costs heavily.
3i Infotech, an India-based global financial technology solutions and services provider, has unveiled the advanced and upgraded version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Orion Enterprise.
Sydney based fruit and vegetable supplier T & F All States has selected Cincom solution, Priority ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and Environ Integration solution to improve its complex business process and help with its growth plans.

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