ERP - Crouch 1 ERP DEFINITION: Enterprise Resource Planning...

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Crouch 1 ERP DEFINITION: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate all data and processes of an organization into a unified system. A typical ERP system will use multiple components of computer software and hardware to achieve the integration. A key ingredient of most ERP systems is the use of a unified database to store data for the various system modules There are both short term and long-term answers ERP. Managers need to focus on stabilizing new processes and technology for the short term perspective, and on providing an environment where people can learn to use them. A live environment needs to be provided so that the users can have time to translate their skills in training. Implementation usually shows all the flaws a system might have so it is important to remain aware of anything that catches your eye during this time. It will be tempting to try to address those things right away. Analysts say that it is best to withdraw yourself from addressing them immediately. Because the firm faces the risk of creating “a moving target when it comes to employees learning their new roles.” When you try to resolve an issue you may unintentionally create others. But obviously, there are some problems that require immediate attention and need to be addressed right away. It is important to use ERP’s for their main purpose integration. If they are found to not be compatable with your other systems then they defeat their own purpose. Here is a list of advantages that we should try and take advantage of: design engineering (how to best make the product)
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course ACCOUNTING 386 taught by Professor Collins during the Spring '08 term at York NE.

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ERP - Crouch 1 ERP DEFINITION: Enterprise Resource Planning...

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