Why an AS-IS analysis is important for ERP implementations

ERP implementations are complex processes that can have a major impact on an organization. To ensure that an ERP implementation is successful, it is important to understand the needs of the organization and how a new system will impact business processes. An AS-IS analysis is a process of documenting how an organization works today. This … Read more

A definition of the term “ERP”

“ERP” is an acronym of “Enterprise Resource Planning”. However, I choose to define the term “ERP-system” through the following statement: “An ERP-system is an out-of-the-box database application that uses a common database to support the core business processes of an enterprise” The common database is a key here. This means that all users of the … Read more

What is an ERP system?

An ERP system is a type of business software application that is made to support the core business processes of an organization. Typical modules / supported functional areas found in an ERP-system includes: Financial accounting Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable Bank management  Inventory management Sales Management Purchasing Management Production Management Master Planning Production Management Human Resources … Read more