Enterprise Resource Management attempts to assimilate and automate all functional departments within a company into a single computer system that can provide all the particular needs of each department. ERP software constitutes various modules for each business activity like product planning, parts purchasing, manufacturing, inventory control, product distribution, generating reports, accounting and human resources management.
ERP software solutions vary and are designed for specific kinds of companies from small to mid-sized industries that need a closed loop enterprise solution to help plan and manage their resources and operations.
Some ERP software solutions are in a web-based, single-source platform that provides real-time web accessibility. They integrate chain applications in a Microsoft SQL or Access environment. Some are ideal for discrete, repetitive contract, made-to-order manufacturers and job shops that require a balanced shop workflow to improve material management, job costing and tracking, worker’s productivity and customer satisfaction. The solutions offer advanced lot and serial control and engineering documents that include capacity requirements planning, shop floor control and graphical billing of materials.
They provide ready access to information locked away within the systems that afford the basis for decision-making, which directly affect corporate or personal performance. They offer the ability to generate, combine and compare data from multiple business functions immediately and accurately, and grant the power to quickly and easily build and create personalized query, and analytical information views, graphs and reports. These consolidated views and reports with business metrics can be automatically distributed to users or be accessed via the web.
ERP software solutions are suited for the distribution and service industries that support the front-office system. They unify the workplace, and create an accurate, instantaneous portal, 360-degree view across your organization’s personnel, workflow, finance, documents, ongoing events and scenarios for your customer and product related activities, enabling one-to-one marketing. They centralize every aspect of your business around your customers, suppliers and prospects. This will enable you to make better decisions, analysis, plans and management across your entire organization. They also reveal the costs, inefficiencies and redundancies concealed by the complexities of your business.
ERP software solutions are easy to implement and use. They have the ability to adapt to rapid change requirements. Generally, these solutions enable you to effectively manage your organization and provide room for growth and improvement. They replace manual, unsecured processes, eliminate manual tasks and human errors, generate early awareness and detection of potential problems, align individual moves to priorities, increase on-time fulfillment rates and operational efficiency and reduce costs.