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Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

ERP Software is a cross-functional enterprise system driven by an integrated suite of software modules that supports the basic internal business processes of a company. ERP gives a company an integrated real-time view of its core business processes such as production, order processing, and inventory management, tied together by ERP applications software and a common database maintained by a database management system.

ERP systems track business resources (such as cash, raw materials, and production capacity) and the status of commitments made by the business (such as customer orders, purchase orders, and employee payroll), no matter which department (manufacturing, purchasing, sales, accounting, and so on) has entered the data into the system. ERP facilitates information flow between all business functions inside the organisation, and manages connections to outside stakeholders

Enterprise systems are complex software packages that offer the potential of integrating data and processes across functions in an enterprise. Although the initial ERP systems focused on large enterprises, there has been a shift towards smaller enterprises also using ERP systems. Organisations consider the ERP system a vital organisational tool because it integrates varied organisational systems and enables flawless transactions and production. However, an ERP system is radically different from traditional systems development. ERP systems can run on a variety of computer hardware and network configurations.

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ERP Software Blog

National award recognition for OrderWise

Saxilby-based software specialists OrderWise have another reason to celebrate after being shortlisted for two National Technology Awards taking place this May 2019. OrderWise has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s awards ceremony and is hoping to take...

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ERP implementation: An inside job

This from Eran Rozenfeld, Managing Director, Priority Software U.S. ... It’s early on a Monday morning and your organisation is just a few signatures shy of taking on a brand new business management system. You can’t contain your excitement because you’ve been working...

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When is the right time to consider an ERP system?

This from Ricardo Pascual, Business Development Manager at SynergERP (Pty) Ltd... When is the right time to consider an ERP system? I often come across this question when talking with CEO’s, CFO’s and CIO’s. It’s not one that is easily answered without taking a closer...

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ERP and GDPR: Closer than you think

This from Avi Troub, VP International Sales & Channel, Priority Software... Getting company and customer data in order can seem like a daunting task, especially for those leaving it to the last minute. Up until last May, data protection laws hadn’t changed much...

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