Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is not just limited to planning resources. Instead it is a business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales and marketing. EBS business software integrates the information used by an organization's many different departmental functions into a unified computer system. It is designed to model and automate many of the basic processes of a business organization, from finance to the manufacturing management, with a goal of integrating information across the company.
The key traits of ERP System-integrated solutions are:
MANUFACTURING RESOURCE PLANNING
Engineering, capacity, workflow management, quality control, bills of material, manufacturing process, etc.
FINANCE RESOURCE PLANNING
Accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, general ledger and cash management, etc.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Benefits, training, payroll, time and attendance, etc
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Inventory, supply chain planning, supplier scheduling, claim processing, order entry, purchasing, etc.
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
Sales and marketing, service, commissions, customer contact, calls center support, etc.
Here are some of many important benefits of implementing an ERP system.
  • A totally integrated system
  • The ability to streamline different processes and workflows
  • The ability to easily share data across various departments in an organization
  • Improved efficiency and productivity levels
  • Better tracking and forecasting
  • Lower costs
  • Improved customer service