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Use of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
An overview of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.
# 151993 | 871 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper presents an overview of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and its various components and uses in a business environment. First, the paper discusses the the accounting and finance modules of an ERP system that include Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and Financial Reporting. According to the paper, these make up the center of the system. Next, the paper examine the analysis and information provided by an ERP system. Then, the paper uses Dell's state-of-the-art ERP system as an example, highlighting its selling strategy. The paper concludes by stating that ERP systems are the center of many manufacturing and service company's operations as they act to coordinate all activity in the production and delivery of goods.


Fundamentals of ERP Systems
Analysis and Information Provided by ERP Systems
Dell's ERP System

From the Paper:

"At the center of ERP systems are the accounting and finance modules that include Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and Financial Reporting (Edwards, Coutts, 2005). These form the coordination point of the ERP system so that inbound supplies for production can be accounted for, assigned costs, and then priced as they are produced and sent to distribution channels and customers for sale. In effect ERP systems create an economic ecosystem of a company (Ng, Gable, 2010). Additionally ERP systems have Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Pricing Management applications included as part of their configuration. These modules streamline supply chain transactions and make it possible for suppliers to stay more in touch with what is going on in manufacturing centers of the companies they sell to (Law, Chen, Wu, 2010). CRM systems make it possible for manufacturing companies to stay better aligned to their customers' needs and preferences for existing and future products. In addition, CRM systems can also manage product ordering and checking order status for sales teams and for customers themselves. By being integrated to the company's ERP systems this can be accomplished relatively easily."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • J Edwards, & I Coutts. (2005). Easing the implementation and change of manufacturing software systems. International Journal of Production Research, 43(10), 1965-1981.
  • Law, C., Chen, C., & Wu, B.. (2010). Managing the full ERP life-cycle: Considerations of maintenance and support requirements and IT governance practice as integral elements of the formula for successful ERP adoption. Computers in Industry, 61(3), 297.
  • Malhotra, R., & Temponi, C.. (2010). Critical decisions for ERP integration: Small business issues. International Journal of Information Management, 30(1), 28.
  • Ng, C., & Gable, G.. (2010). Maintaining ERP packaged software - A revelatory case study. Journal of Information Technology, 25(1), 65-90.

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