ERP System: The Ultimate Guide


Saudi ERP & Website Solution Blog     August 10, 2017

ERP System Guide

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is Business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources.

In this guide we will show you the core points related to ERP that you need to know is a new learner or an end user of ERP System. All these points not only add knowledge to your mind, but they  will also rectify lots misconceptions about the ERP System.

Here are Top Chapter of ERP System.

Chapter 1.

What is ERP ?

The word ERP is an acronym for Enterprise Recourse Planning. ERP Software can be defined as the ‘Business Process management Software, that allows an organization to manage all its’ work process in an automated integrated system’. The term ERP was devised by Gartner in 1990. However, its roots date is 1960s and the concept was first applied to inventory & manufacturing sector. Later on, the term evolved with the passage of time. At the most basic level, we can brief that ERP Software integrates all various functions (like inventory, order management, accounts & finance, human resources, customer relationship management, payroll, supply chain and etc.) of an organization in one complete system and provides a complete system with the streamlined flow of information across the whole organization.


Chapter 2.

Why We Need ERP Solutions for Your Business ?

With the passage of time, the new innovations in the IT field has open new ways for organizations to evolve and progress. By adopting ERP System all small and medium size (SEMs) enterprises are rapidly growing. New amendments of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) & Cloud-Based Solutions have made ERP Solutions more affordable. When we come up with the need of ERP-especially Cloud ERP Solutions offer resources to access accurate information and make quick decisions. ERP Solution helps to eradicate redundant work flows from the system and give flawless workflow with end users’ friendly, customizable interface features. ERP Solutions can lead your business to the dream level.


Chapter 3.

What are the Basic Modules of ERP System?

ERP System is enlisted with multiple software modules, which can be purchased separately as per the domain size and specific technical needs of an organization. Each module of ERP System is precisely dedicated to a particular business process Area. ERP System modules offer organizations administrators’ to keep an eye and manage Supply Chain, Human Resource, Payroll System, Finance & Accounts, Inventory and all other modules simultaneously. The main goal of having ERP System is to offer a single Database Management System with the smooth flow of information across the organization. ERP Methodology is not restricted to its core modules, although it is open for amendments of new modules like Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), Talent Management and etc.


Chapter 4.

What is the Top Best ERP Software in the Market?

The name of 4th chapter is being selected as to enlighten some of the most popular ERP Software’s in the market. This chapter will include some of the most recommended & top rated ERP Software’s in the market. The main purpose of this to ensure the new buyers to invest in only the best solutions. We want you to choose the best appropriate solution as per your business requirements. Make assured that you have invested in right product, which will flourish the dream ways of business progress. While choosing ERP Solutions take a look to buyer’s guidance, to pledge you have the enhanced solutions than your competitors’ in the market.


Chapter 5.

How do ERP System Works?

As I mentioned earlier in the first chapter that ERP System is the collection of integrated software applications. ERP System covers a wider range of functions & processes of a business organization. At a very basic level, I can make your understanding like to run a business, we go through core business processes like inventory, order management, accounting, human resource, customer relationship and etc. ERP System has integrated all these core processes of the business in an efficient manner. And given you a flawless streamline flow of accurate information across the organization. The main goal of ERP System is to provide a shared database that shall support multiple functions being performed in different modules. Synchronization & automation of business processes are the core specialties of ERP System.


Chapter 6.

Cloud ERP vs. Traditional (On-Premise) ERP?

We cannot complete are ERP Solutions guide without talking about Cloud vs. Traditional ERP. While considering an ERP System for your business the most important decision is whether to select Cloud ERP or Traditional ERP (that’s installed locally). Being a new retailer of ERP System You should aware of the main difference among them. Traditional or On-premise ERP Solutions are basically installed on your organizations’ hardware & servers and later managed by your IT resources. While Cloud ERP-also called SaaS, Software-as-a-Service_is provided as a service. In Cloud ERP Solutions, your company ERP Software & associated data will be located on central place (Over internet ‘Cloud’) by the ERP Vendor, that will accessible to you and your employee through web-browser. There are some key points that you must consider before adopting On-premise or Cloud ERP. These are Ownership Cost of ERP System, Deployment Model Cost & Speed, System Upgrading & Enhancement Cost and System Performance, Accessibility & Security Measurements.


Chapter 7.

What are the Future Predictions of ERP System?

In this chapter, we will brief out what is the future of ERP System or in other words, what are the future predictions of ERP System. Every year, computer scientist gives predictions about the ERP Software industry. These predictions sometime gets right, and sometime proved us wrong. There are some points about future predations of ERP System, let’s have a look. More Effectuation of   ERP System with the passage of time. As new workforce got added in every year, that’s directly proportional to ERP System usage. Higher Mobility irrespective of end user’s current locations, because of portability features of smart phones devices and internet connection. In future ERP System will get more focused on business intelligence (BI) by more graphical presentation of business processes and data for management perspective.

Fragmentation of ERP Software is the 4th most commendable prediction about ERP System in which each versionized module of ERP System will be flexible enough to be integrated and customized as an independent part. ERP Modules Versatility is being predicted as a more detailed functionality of all modules & their adaptability feature will get more polished. Recent trends have shown that Social Integration will be a big shift in future for ERP. Now developers are focusing to assimilate ERP Software with social networking for better cooperation & consumption of resources. Automation of Workflow Management is also an ERP biggest prediction in ‘2016’ that result in the intelligent flow of information across organizational with less human input.  For example, automated workflow of sale purchase order steps.


Chapter 8.

Who are the Top Vendors of ERP in the Market?

In this chapter, we will brief out about the top ERP Vendors in the market. Being a new person in the market, you often get confused about the most authenticate and reliable vendors in the market. Don’t worry  here we will show you some of the most genuinely popular vendors’ that are listed as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor, Epicor, Lawson, SolutionsDots, Sage, IFS and etc.


Chapter 9.

Unbelievable Case Studies.

Nothing blows a case study to show you what’s working. Here are some amazing case studies from “in the furrows” ERP Solutions doing the hard work of bringing new innovations in IT business field. You’ll learn how other people in the industry are making progress in their annual economical graph up to dreamed level just because of switching from on-premise to Cloud ERP Solutions.


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