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.

Related post:  Pivoting, partnering and providing value, my ‘holy trinity’ for itSHOWCASE virtual events

Visit a software event

Leading ERP Software Suppliers

Sorry, there appears to no matches to your search. One of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements

ERP Software Blog

Honda: managing a crisis within a crisis

Cyber criminals are capitalising on organisations in a weakened position, says Databarracks Earlier last month car manufacturer Honda was hit by a cyber attack affecting its ability to access its email and internal systems. The attack was felt across its entire global...

Finding our way out of lockdown and getting the country back to work

Eddie Black, managing director of solutions business ECO, believes technology-driven prevention at the factory gate and office door is the best cure to keeping Covid-19 at bay and kick-starting the economy... TODAY’s problem? How do we get the country back to work,...

Timing your construction accounting software change

One crucial period defines how successful the switch is: will it go smoothly and without a hitch, or turn into a disaster that damages your business? Integrity Software offer this advice on timing accounting software changes... You didn’t take the decision to upgrade...

Avanti Hygiene drives online sales with OGL Software

Bristol-based Avanti Hygiene has implemented a new e-commerce website as part of expansion plans and to meet growing online sales The multi-million pound turnover family-run business initially started as a commercial cleaning business in 1980. Since 2004, it has...