Enterprise Resource Planning ( Erp )

2102 Words Oct 17th, 2014 9 Pages
Introduction
Paula Anderson, Allyson Burke

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an enterprise system that serves as the technological backbone of many businesses today. Through a framework of integrated software modules, ERP provides employees and managers with real-time data across business units. For businesses that have successfully implemented ERP, the benefits can be amazing. Significant improvements in quality, efficiency, decision support, along with decreased costs and enterprise agility, are all tremendous benefits to any business. Those benefits don’t come without a price. The implementation of an ERP system is an enormous undertaking that can be extremely expensive. Maybe this is the reason IT managers are reluctant to move vital ERP functions to the Cloud. Would moving ERP to the Cloud pose a risk to all that they’ve achieved? Does the phrase, “If it isn’t broken, why try to fix it?” hold true – or should the technological backbone of a business incorporate a Cloud infrastructure to become even more flexible in today’s Internet economy?
The time is now to explore this opportunity. This presentation will examine the benefits and drawbacks associated with Cloud ERP and how implementation size, system complexity and security issues can be used as key factors in determining whether a cloud based ERP is right for an organization.
What is ERP?
At its most basic level, ERP software integrates these various functions into one complete system to streamline processes…
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