Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is software used to simply the business execution. This software manages the internal and external sources of the organization such as finances, materials, assets and human resources. ERP software is based on the centralized database and helps the function in the company run smoothly. ERP software serves people from different department of one business organization. It combines information from the entire department to one single database which can be helpful and viewed by everyone in the company.
Enterprise Resource Planning software saw a huge boost in year 1990. A large number of organizations replaced their software's with ERP. ERP system covers wide range of function into one database, such as, human resources, finances, customer relation management, supply chain management, manufacturing and warehouse functions.
Enterprise Resource Planning software makes it easy for the entire department to track down the performance of the company. For example, if a project has been taken up by an organization, then each department can update their work as soon as they finish it up. While the employees in different department are busy in finishing up their work, the owner can log into ERP software and see the progress of the project. Earlier, there used to be different software's for each department. But this did not went down well with the entrepreneurs, as it did not synchronies inter-department process which affected productivity and performance of the organization. Lack of synchronization panicked the entrepreneurs which led them to go for "Enterprise Resource Planning Software". Integration of the software can simplify the communication between the departments and can give a boost to productivity and performance.
Implementation of ERP Software
Implementing an ERP system is no cakewalk. In a large organization, implementing an ERP system takes a lot of time. It is advised that experts should be advised for implementing the software. Implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning system goes through various phases, such as, Planning, Process Assessment, Data migration, Education and Testing, and Usage and Evaluation.
Before implementing the software, a team of capable people is selected. They go through all the information of the organization. They look after the minutest thing and so a plan is made to be executed. Then a standard working procedure is constructed and the ERP system is examined. This leads to Data Migration. In this process, the experts identify the important data and transfer it into the system. After implementing the software, now the employees are being educated by the experts and the ERP system is being tested. Later, when the employees of the organization get used to Enterprise Resource Planning system, the system is being checked n is evaluated that is it facing any sort of error or not.
ERP software comes with a package of advantages for the business organization. First and foremost advantage is that it binds all the department of an organization and helps them communicate better. As the communication between the departments improve productivity and performance of the business organization also gets a boost. This software also helps to track down the progress of a particular project and increases the speed of work.