Old business uses people to manage ad hoc processes. New business uses software to manage processes and deliver information through formal or social relationships to people for making decisions – because making decisions based on incomplete information is what people do best (when not performing tasks too difficult, complicated or varied for a machine).
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software integrates management of core business processes, such as:
- Project management
- Engineering Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
- Production planning
- Manufacturing or the delivery of services
- Marketing, sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Materials and inventory management
- Shipping and payment
- Financial reporting
ERP provides an integrated and continuously updated view of core business processes using a common database. An ERP system in effect shares controlled data across the various departments of an organization.
Please contact Dale for more information, or to discuss a potential opportunity.