Articles on Enterprise Resource Planning - II

Planning Functionality of an ERP System

It is very important to have an effective plan to manage production capacity, materials availability and shipment schedules. Lets study in detail about setting up of the planning engine in the ERP System.

Demand Planning & Master Planning

Lets understand the procedure for demand planning with the help of a diagram. We will also discuss - master based planning and some important terminologies of master based planning functionality.

Supply Chain & Distribution Planning

One of the most important function of Enterprise Planning is logistic planning of items which are acquired from elsewhere within the organization. This type of planning is known as distribution planning.

Order based Planning

Order based planning is the functionality that plans planned orders to cover components and end items. Lets understand order based planning and master based planning with the help of a diagram.

Setting Up Service Module

A properly implemented ERP service module provides for the management and activities related to service functions, applicable both for external customer as well as for internal maintenance of plants and equipments.

ERP Package - Sales Module

The important components of sales modules in an erp system are - sales inquiry handling, sales pricing control, sales contract handling, sales order control and sales invoicing.

Planning, Warranties and Contracts

Service module of ERP software enables proper planning and monitoring of routine service activities. Lets understand in detail about - service planning, maintenance planning procedure, warranties and service contracts.

Call Handling & Service Orders Control

Service module normally provides a good call handling system, which often offers a link to field force automation. Lets understand the call handling and service order procedures in detail.

Installation & License Management

Kernel of an ERP system comprises of a technical module which provides a foundation to various application modules. Lets understand in detail the process of Installation of ERP system and License Management.

Users Interface & Users Management

A properly designed user interface in an ERP System provides proper accessibility to the intended functions of the system and enables execution of transactions.

ERP - System-Auditing

ERP technical module provides several important functionalities, such as - System Auditing, Device Management, Text Management and Job Management. Lets discuss these in detail.

HR and Quality Management

The article discusses some of the basic functionalities of an HR module and quality management in an ERP System.

Project & Engineering Change Control

Project control module is used for organizing long term projects such as building a ship or power plant and through Engineering Change Control module, organizations get effective control over engineering change orders.

Enterprise Application Integration

ERP represents a wide suite of applications covering various enterprise functionalities. Lets understand with the help of a diagram the ERP business functions in detail.

ERP Add on Products

The article discusses in detail the ERP add on products - Supply Chain Managememnt (SCM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Warehouse Management System (WMS).

Turbo Charging ERP with BI and CPM

BI (Business Intelligence) tools are database independent and provides access to ERP data, legacy data and off line data. The Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems are built over the platform of business intelligence.

Repetitive and Process Manufacturing

Important element of repetitive manufacturing is where schedules, where production orders are consolidated into schedules. A schedule consists of production orders with completion date that falls in the same period.

Past and Current Directions in ERP

ERP systems are evolving constantly from the early accounting or MRP system, which used to be during their first appearance in the market. Lets discuss the trend in the development of ERP during the last decade.

Use of ERP in Finance and HRM

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning Software integrates the whole lifecycle management processes and provides the top management with a high altitude view of the different business processes. In addition, cost control and autonomy can be achieved as well as making the employees work easier by automating routine and specialized tasks.

Why are Companies Constantly Upgrading their ERP Systems?

This article explains why multinational companies are constantly spending huge sums of money in order to continuously update their systems. The costs of not updating along with technological changes have been described in this article.

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