(Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ERP modules may be able to interface with an organization’s own software with varying degrees of effort, and, depending on the software, ERP modules may be alterable via the vendor’s proprietary tools as well as proprietary or standard programming languages.
An ERP system can include software for manufacturing, order entry, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, purchasing, warehousing, transportation and human resources.
Which ERP Solution is right for your business?
That is the million dollar question. Not every solution out there is the right one for your business. There are many factors to consider. The size of your company, the industry, your budget and your employees.
If you don’t have your standard operating procedures in place, you will be wasting your time. What makes any ERP work for your is your people and your SOP. Not to mention training.
There are so many companies out there that have spent a lot of money on an ERP solution only to find out that it has not served its purpose. It either is not a good fit, Employees do not understand it or the company lacks structure. That is why it is important to hire an expert before committing. International 3pl has the right staff to guide you throw the process.
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