Enterprise Resource Planning systems integrate all data and processes of an organization into a unified system.
Ideally, ERP delivers a single database that contains all data for the software modules, which would include:
  • Manufacturing: Engineering, Bills of Material, Scheduling, Capacity, Workflow Management, Quality Control, Cost Management, Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Projects, Manufacturing Flow

  • Supply Chain Management: Inventory, Order Entry, Purchasing, Product Configurator, Supply Chain Planning, Supplier Scheduling, Inspection of goods, Claim Processing, Commission Calculation

  • Financials: General Ledger, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets

  • Projects: Costing, Billing, Time and Expenses, Activity Management

  • Human Resources: Human Resources, Payroll, Training, Time & Attendance, Benefits

  • Customer Relationship Management: Sales and Marketing, Commissions, Service, Customer Contact and Call Center support

  • Data Warehouse: and various Self-Service interfaces for customers, suppliers, and employees