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1 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
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2 Problems with Non-ERP Systems In-house design limits connectivity outside the  company Tendency toward separate IS’s within firm lack of integration limits communication within the  company Strategic decision-making not supported Long-term maintenance costs high Limits ability to engage in process reengineering
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3 Traditional IS Model: Closed Database Architecture Similar in concept to flat-file approach data remains the property of the application fragmentation limits communications Existence of numerous distinct and  independent databases redundancy and anomaly problems Paper-based requires multiple entry of data status of information unknown at key points
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Order Entry System Manufacturing and Distribution System Procurement System Customer Sales Account Rec Production Scheduling Shipping Vendor Accts Pay Inventory Customer Database Manufacturing Database Procurement Database Business Enterprise Customer Supplier Products Orders Purchases Materials Traditional Information System with Closed Database Architecture
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5 What is ERP? Those activities supported by multi-module  application software that help a company  manage the important parts of its business in  an integrated fashion.  Key features include: Smooth and seamless flow of information  across organizational boundaries Standardized environment with shared  database independent of applications and  integrated applications
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Data Warehouse On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) Bolt-On Applications (Industry Specific Functions) Sales Distribution Business Planning Shop Floor Control Logistics Customers Suppliers Operational Database Customers, Production, Vendor, Inventory, etc. Legacy Systems Core Functions [On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP)] ERP System Business Enterprise ERP System
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7 Two Main ERP Applications Core applications   a.k.a.  Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) transaction processing systems support the day-to-day operational activities of  the business support mission-critical tasks through simple  queries of operational databases include Sales and Distribution, Business  Planning, Production Planning, Shop Floor  Control, and Logistics modules
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8 Two Main ERP Applications Business analysis applications   a.k.a.  Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) decision support tool for management-critical tasks  through analytical investigation of complex data  associations  supplies management with “real-time” information and  permits timely decisions to improve performance and  achieve competitive advantage  includes decision support, modeling, information  retrieval, ad-hoc reporting/analysis, and what-if  analysis  
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