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Antonio Spano ACG 4401 Harvard Review –Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System ( Abstract) Professor Canada The increased trend of information technology has posed direct implications on how large business organizations fragment their information. Thus, it seems practical for companies to invest in very expensive commercial software packages that almost guarantees the seamless integration of all the information flowing within the organization. These commercial software packages have coined the name “enterprise systems ,” or simply “ES.” Enterprise systems are designed to mend the problems managers face with traditional, incompatible information systems and inconsistent operating practices, by patching up gaps left behind in data and information processing. Every large organization collects, generates, and stores vast quantities of data. However, the data sometimes becomes unreliable when it’s not kept in a single data warehouse. In traditional information systems, data is spread out on several or even hundreds of different computer systems, each comprised of different functions, units, regions, factories, and offices. Alone, these mutually inclusive data warehouses are just data. It’s not considered useful information until the data is utilized, analyzed, and implemented in business strategies, productivity, and performance. Enterprise systems are designed to fix just that. At its core, is a single thorough database. The database collects data and sends it through applications supporting all, or some forms of a company’s business activities (companies can choose which business activities they want ES to execute). It also reduces the costs associated with storing, rekeying, reformatting, updating, and debugging the transfer of data. In addition, ES also helps repair the lag between two different departments within the organization. For example, if a company’s sales division
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