Research Paper: ERP Best Practices Annotated Bibliography Sridevi Veluru CSCI 660 - Computers in Commerce 10/02/2016 ABSTRACT Today Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is extensively adopted by many organizations regardless of kind and size, mainly because it provides enterprise-wide view of information across all their business operations and help organizations achieve consistency
“ERP” is a system is important in the field of businesses because it is uses hardware and software to help staff members in a company and need to access and collect information in different departments also in a different places. (Magal, 2012). ERP organizes and shares all the data, and it is an easy and fast way to find specific information by using the server, and software, such as SAP and ORACLE. (Bradford, 2008).
In order to survive in this competitive business world, every business must produce or offer not only a better product or service, they must also offer better customer service, reduce their production costs and overhead costs, have a more well-planned management system, a highly reliable infrastructure, and the list is endless. Many of these can be achieved through a customized enterprise resource planning system (ERP). ERPs serve as “one comprehensive database to house all of the company’s corporate information”. However if these systems are not used correctly with the necessary change in management of people and technology it can result in failure.
OVERVIEW OF ERP In today 's competitive environment, organisations need to be reformed to get competitive advantages. The most efficient and effective way to achieve this goal is to introduce a new information system (IS). Chen et al (2012) One of the big systems is enterprise resources planning which is an application software which has a broad set of activities supported by many modules that integrates all business processes and data into a single system which helps businesses keep track and access to all their daily data. Jalal, a (2011)
ERP system is based on the single database system this database access to everyone in the department which provides very significant impact on the operational command on the business. It also makes easier to decision making process in the business. According to data in 2000 organization spend over 20 billion USD for ERP planning. Which rises 6.7 billion only in a year and they estimated that will be more than 27 billion next 8 years. (Wang, 2008)
The firm should take the accounting software, customer management software, and shipping software into consideration. The overall objective of employing the ERP system is to add improve the value chain by automating various activities and providing organizational transparency.
Whatis.com  defines ERP as follows: An industry term for the broad set of activities supported by multi-module application software that help a manufacturer or other business manage the important parts of its business, including product planning, parts purchasing, maintaining inventories, interacting with suppliers, providing customer service, and tracking orders. ERP can also include application modules for the finance and human resources aspects of a business. Internet.com’s Webopedia  defines ERP as follows: A business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing. As the ERP methodology has become more popular, software applications have emerged to help business managers implement ERP. All of these three definitions identify ERP as a tool of business processes integration. They mention that ERP can integrate several business functions, such as sales, manufacturing, human resources, logistics, accounting, and other enterprise functions.
The ERP implementation involved several phases with an objective of attaining office automation, product data management, and an executive manufacturing system. In addition, the company needed to create an efficient connection between the vendors and customers. The first stage encompassed the computerization of the enterprise. During this step, a planning process revealed the necessity for an ERP to automate and standardize operations. The second phase identified an ERP vendor. Priorities for selection included the level of sophistication and the variety of offered features. SAP won the tender as it met all the requirements.
Since it was critical to Cisco’s strategic commitment of advancing, the company had to pick the best option to implement quickly. The two alternatives were know as: create knowledge and expand the community. With key decision criteria , this report carefully examines both of the options that can quickly be implemented and yet help Cisco integrate into IoE era.
1. Introduction and background Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, as a software package or one integrated system, is designed to standardize the collection of organizational data resources and to permit these resources can be shared throughout the company, which finally support the management of companies (Klaus et al., 2000; Mabert et al., 2003; Wang et al., 2008; Ifinedo, P., 2011). Since this kind of systems allows inputting and outputting information and the information could be shared across the whole organization in time, companies all over the world are now utilizing the ERP systems to improve operational efficiency (Davenport, 1998; Klaus et al., 2000).
Introduction The research will be based on ERP systems & Web Distributed Business Solutions. This report will discuss the concept, architecture, process and application of the system & solution. There will also be examples given on how industrial businesses implement this technology into their daily operations and how it has benefitted
This system is also known as an enterprise system, which is an integrated software module and a common central database for collecting data. The ERP can collect data from many divisions of a firm or public sector and make internal activities available for use in nearly all the firms or offices. Once the system has processed the data, all of the information is immediately available throughout the entire network. This makes it an ideal system for finance/accounting, HR, manufacturing/production, sales, and marketing departments. However, most public sectors are going to use a system like this for their finance/accounting departments. This will however make the information available to all other departments in the system. In order to implement an ERP system, you need to select the functions of the system you want integrated, and then match those businesses process to the software processes. Now, this may change some of the current businesses processes, so one would need to be prepared for changes and alternate ways of performing tasks. This includes the training of current employees to understand and be able to
SAP is a software company whose main product is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. SAP was founded in 1972 in Walldorf, Germany under the name System Analysis and Program Development. (SAP) SAP has more than 54,000 employees with sales and development locations in more than 50 countries. Their revenue
Business Description Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and give services associated with these products and their use. Cisco’s main operations are located in America, Asia Pacific and Europe. The organization’s headquarters is located is San Jose, California, which has about 74,042 employees.
1. With regard to technology, the IT platform architecture was standardized throughout Cisco 100% for many tasks such as, UNIX at the server level and Windows NT at the LAN level.