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Topic 5 ERP - Topic 5 Enterprise Applications and Business...

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Topic 5: Enterprise Applications and Business Process Integration MIS concepts (Knowledge and Comprehension) Enterprise Application Integration is an integration framework composed of a collection of technologies and services which form a middleware to enable integration of systems and applications across the enterprise. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a term usually used in conjunction with ERP software or an ERP system which is intended to manage all the information and functions of a business or company from shared data stores . It is a commercial software package that promotes seamless integration of all the information flowing through a company. Application AEON Co., Ltd. has selected the webMethods integration platform as its worldwide integration backbone. AEON will use the webMethods integration platform to implement a highly integrated IT infrastructure for automating business processes across the AEON group of companies. For retailer like Jusco, ERP delivers a single database that contains all data for the various software modules that typically address areas such as: Material Management/Inventory Control : The day-to-day management of Jusco’s consumption of materials, including company purchasing, managing warehouse and inventory, confirming invoices, and analyzing the processes. This module bring savings to Jusco in terms of time, money, and resources. Sales Distribution : The Sales and Distribution module provides Jusco with the necessary instruments to use information relating to its sales and marketing. By using this module, Jusco top management can access data on products, marketing strategies, sales calls, pricing, and sales leads at any time to facilitate sales and marketing activity. The information is online, up-to-the- minute support to be used to service existing customers as well as potential customers and leads. Agreements concerning pricing, delivery dates, and delivery quantity are all supported within this module.
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