MDI - ERP Session - ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) (AT...

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ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) (AT MDI, GURGAON) March 2011 S R Balasubramanian
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AGENDA Introduction to ERP Initiation in the Organization. Preparing for implementation An overview of modules. The Implementation process. Post implementation issues. Infrastructure considerations Measuring effectiveness.
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AN INTRODUCTION
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What is an ERP ERP is an integrated suite of software covering various organisational systems for companies across industries. They follow industry standards on software and connectivity and are deployable easily.
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Main features of an ERP Software package covering major . organisational systems All areas are integrated seamlessly . Are tested suite of programs General package applicable to most industries . Have best benchmarked processes Usually have a clear technology roadmap Can be easily deployed but in the . manner recommended
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Differs from tailor made systems Adopts standard processes. Does not allow changes to codes. Does not recommend frequent ad-hoc changes to process / data. Does not allow manipulation of records entered Insists on process discipline.
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Increasing Trend Towards Packaged Solutions Let’s look at some societal changes Clothes – From stiching to readymades Food Items Packed snacks, Ready to make food items, Spices etc. Housing/Offices - Ready to occupy flats / offices Furnishing - Modular furniture
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Immediate availability Learn to live with standard features. We sacrifice some personal desires. Easy availability – many offers to chose from.
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Evolution of ERP Systems Standard solutions started off with MRP packages. Software packages for Finance, Material acctg were available separately. Enhancement came in the form of MRP II, covering manufacturing too. All enterprise resources got covered under ERP. ERP II / Extended ERP came as enhancements. The scope was extended to cover all stakeholders.
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Why ERP Concentrate on core business with less dependence on software development Support global business Improve data integrity and organisational systems Improving decision support Enhancing efficiency through redefined processes
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Popular ERP systems…
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ERP - A Strategic Tool ERP has to be viewed as a tool for business and not as a software tool needed for replacement. Business drivers need to be clearly spelt out and documented. ERP should be seen as a tool helping organisation to grow or help enhance capability to compete in markets.
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Example – an automotive company looking at optimizing the supply chain and increased responsiveness to market. Example – a company looking at replacing
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course MARKETING 101 taught by Professor Singh during the Spring '11 term at Management Development Institute.

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