Shweta Sharma 9/13/2016 IBS Gurgaon 1 Enterprise Applications Sap Software : Why Sap: Tasty Baking Company: An Enterprise System Transforms an Old Favorite • Also called “enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems” • Suite of integrated software modules and a common central database • Collects data from many divisions of firm for use in nearly all of firm’s internal business activities • Information entered in one process is immediately available for other processes Enterprise Systems Enterprise systems feature a set of integrated software modules and a central database that enables data to be shared by many different business processes and functional areas throughout the enterprise How Enterprise Systems Work • Business value of enterprise systems • Increase operational efficiency. • Provide firm wide information to support decision making. • Enable rapid responses to customer requests for information or products. • Include analytical tools to evaluate overall organizational performance. • Built around thousands of predefined business processes that reflect best practices • Finance/accounting: general ledger, accounts payable, and so on • Human resources: personnel administration, payroll, and so on • Manufacturing/production: purchasing, shipping, and so on •
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