Enterprise Resources Planning

What is ERP?

Enterprise Resources Planning is a system responsible for managing, connecting, and integrating an enterprise’s business operations, from sales operations (ordering, pricing, stock…), to managing logistics and warehouses, human resources (payroll, taxation, sick leaves…), accounting, and finance, linking all departments in a cost-effective way. Making the life cycle of organizations (of all sizes) easy, accessible (by employees and customers), and effective. An ERP system helps various parts or departments of an organization to share data, and knowledge, reduce costs, and improve the management of business processes. Researchers suggested that language, culture, politics, government regulations, management style, and labor skills impact various ERP implementation practices in different countries.
An ERP System is one of the most complex information systems to implement because these systems can touch practically every employee and process in an organization. Organizations implementing these systems face both technical and behavioral challenges that are quite complex and fused together. Implementing these systems means having to change business processes and invest significant effort in training employees so, the wrong ERP can break or make a company, and management should be careful and precise in choosing the right ERP system for their organization and give constant training to their employees. 

What are the challenges management face when choosing an ERP system?

Major implementation challenges include a lack of personnel skilled in ERP, cultural issues, training, technical complexity, organizational resistance to change, and difficulty in interfacing with legacy existing systems. Other challenges are midstream changes in project scope, the misalignment between the system features and organizational requirements, project leadership, and the strategy. Lack of resources Implementation of ERP systems dramatically changes the work environment because these systems are integrative and information intensive. The systems also enforce a shift from a functional to a process focus in the organization leading to wide-scale changes in the organization. Managing organizational change has been considered a key challenge in implementing ERP systems.

Why must all businesses use ERP?

  • The need to create an application framework to improve customer order processing. Most companies that ignored their back-office systems for years are now looking for solutions   that will  save their neglect.
  •  The need to join and unify relevant business functions.
  •  The need to integrate a broad range of disparate technologies, along with the business processes they support, into common processes and a common technology platform.
  •  The need to create a new technological foundation to support next-generation e-commerce applications.

What should companies ask before implementing a new ERP system?

Is this something our customers will recognize as valuable? Will it shorten the time between when the order is taken and delivered? Will this system improve our product and our performance?

An ERP implementation impacts the company’s culture, organizational structure, business processes, staff, day-to-day procedures, and more. To choose, managers must ask
•What business are we in?
•What are the key issues facing us today?
•What issues will be important tomorrow?
The ability to answer these questions fully and accurately is critical when considering an ERP solution are here to do all that with you.
We, at CODERS, are here to answer all these questions and more with you. Because we know this is not an easy task to do, we offer you our 30+ years of experience in the ERP field. Having helped a handful of successful companies across the years. We’re happy to help anytime and anywhere you are!