Essay on Enterprise Resource Planning

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Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate (or attempt to integrate) all data and processes of an organization into a unified system Definitions Rosemann (1999) described the ERP system as packaged (but customisable) software applications, which manage data from various organizational activities and provide a fully integrated solution to major organizational data management problems. They provide for both the core administrative functions, such as human resource management and accounting, as well as integrated modules which can be selected to support key business processes, such as warehousing, production and client management. O’Leary defined ERP system as “computer-based systems designed…show more content…
This resulted in data having to be entered manually more than once and often led to the risk of dirty data. As a result the company decided to invest in a new system that would be better integrated, more efficient, reduce error rates, reduce maintenance costs and generally be flexible enough to meet any future requirements. For Example, Management at Geneva realised that such problems existed in their company which led to their belief that they needed a "common, integrated company-wide solution to improve data and reduce costs". Their solution? Deploy SAP's R/3 system. ERP Implementation Problems ERP implementation is much more than technology change, it also incorporates substantive process and people changes; and without appropriate change management strategies and experienced leadership, ERP projects are likely to fail. But the success of the implementation often depends on the customer organization and the project management ability of its implementation team.  Problems in not Having the correct Implementation team & not having proper communication among them • Underestimate the strategic importance of the implementation process. Assign more junior people to the team. This tends to create problems of vision, as younger, less experienced employees of a company, or those in staff-level positions, tend to have an excellent grasp of their own jobs, but a lack of understanding when it comes to the company's strategic
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