Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP (Enterprise resource planning) is an industry term for the broad set of activities supported by multi-module application software that helps a manufacturer or other business manage the important parts of its business. These business activities include the following

  • Product Planning
  • Parts Purchasing
  • Inventory Management and Maintenance
  • Supplier Interaction
  • Providing Customer Service
  • Order Tracking

ERP can also include application modules for the finance and human resources aspects of a business. Typically, an ERP system uses or is integrated with a relational database system (RDBMS). The deployment of an ERP system can involve considerable business process analysis, employee retraining, and new work procedures


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