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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can be defined as collection ofmanagement software that integrates businesses in managing different functions likeproduct planning, purchasing, inventories, supplier, customer service, sales, marketing,accounting and order tracking into a cohesive database.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can be defined as collection ofmanagement software that integrates businesses in managing different functions likeproduct planning, purchasing, inventories, supplier, customer service, sales, marketing,accounting and order tracking into a cohesive database. ERP systems in a company areconcerned with the managing and the integrating the important part of the business. ERPis a real-time monitoring of business functions and permits timely analysis of quality,availability, customer satisfaction, performance, profitability and so on.ERP system is different from the traditional systems like MIS, TPS, DSS etc. as it bringsall the business process together in an enterprise. Thus maintaining the transactions occurone time at the source. It unites all departments, open communication and all databaseinto one accessible database. The traditional systems like Transaction Processing System(TPS), Management Information System (MIS), Decision Support System (DSS) andothers, perform routine operations on a regular basis and provides data to other systemsbut used to have limited support for decision making. Whereas in ERP system decisionmaking support is high.The ERP system in an enterprise results in making informationflow dynamic and immediate, resulting the increment in its usefulness and value. TPS,MIS, DSS these all are types of information system used in an organization in differentlevel. In these systems the information is isolated to particular system and hence if anyinformation is needed we need to enter particular system to transfer data to the system.But in ERP system, company uses to connect its business activities across departments soeveryone is working with the same data and processes i.e. in ERP system there is acommon interface and terminology.No ERP cannot support all levels of management, since it allows each level to utilizeinformation in customized manner. For example: upper-level management can onlyutilize reports suited to their positions within an organization whereas operationalmanagement can only utilize detailed reports for their specific functions. Each levelmanagement have their own specific working area