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Enterprise System


Enterprise System

Enterprise System are the large scale application software packages

that support business processes, information flows, reporting and data
analytics in complex organizations.

Enterprise System allow for collaboration and communication across

the organisation through collection of data that is accessible and usable
by multiple departments.

e.g. Microsoft Dynamics, SAP

Enterprise Resource Planning

The ERP system integrates software applications just as a company

integrates business processes, such as purchasing, finance, human
resources and inventory management.

ERPs are the first generation of enterprise system whose goal was to
integrate data across all the major functions of the organizations.

ERPs integrates both the various functional aspects of the organisation

as well as the systems with in the organisation.

Basic Features of ERP

Financial Management
The financial module in ERP provides financial functionality and analysis for
different departments and cost centers.

Human Resource Management

ERP solution offers many different sub systems under the HR module like
Personnel Management, Organization Management, Payroll Management,
Time Management

It consists of number of functionalities mainly bill of materials, engineering
change note, shop floor control, sales and distribution etc.

Basic Features of ERP

Supplier and Purchase Order Management

The purchase module is well integrated with the production planning and
inventory control modules and also supply of chain process.

Inventory and Material Management

The functions of Inventory Control Module involves identifying inventory
requirements, setting targets, providing replenishment techniques and
options etc.

CRM module ensures proper management of customers, opportunities and
altogether better support to the business growth.

ERP Selection Criteria

Price of software

Ease of implementation

Ease of use

Ability to fit to busines


Ability to work with existing hardware

Growth potential

Level of supporr provided by vendor

Quality of documentation

ERP System Selection Process

Select an experienced Team

Review your ERP objectives

Define your Business Needs

Plan your IT Needs

Qualify ERP Software Products

Qualify ERP Implementation. Service. Providers

Select your ERP Solution. Provider

Launch your new ERP Project

Merits of ERP

Complete Visibility

Automatic and Coherent Workflow

Enaure a smooth transition

Departments own software not needed any longer

Better and faster collaboration

Optimization of business process

Accurate and timely access

Elimination of unnecessary operations and data

Reduction of time and costs

Demerits of ERP

Cost of ERP is too high.

ERP deployments are highly time consuming.

Cost savings/payback may not be realised immediately

Indirect costs

Challenges in ERP Implementation

Inadequate definition of requirements

Resistance to change

Inadequate resources

Inadequate training and education

Lack of top management support

Miscalculation of time and effort

Poor communications

Poor ERP package selection

Issues in ERP Implementation

Project Size

Length Implementation

High Initial Investment

Unreasonable Deadlines

Insufficient Funding

Configuration Difficulties