How ERP Connects the Functional Units


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How ERP Connects the Functional Units
How ERP Connects the Functional UnitsA typical ERP system is made up of functionally oriented and tightly integrated modules. All the modules of the system use a common database that is updated in real time. Each module has the same user interface, similar to that of the familiar Microsoft Office products, thus making the use of the different modules much easier for users trained on the system. ERP systems from various vendors are organized in different ways, but typically modules are focused on at least the following four major areas: finance, manufacturing and logistics, sales and marketing, and human resources.One can see the evolution of ERP systems in much the same way as car models evolve at automobile manufacturers. Automobile manufacturers intr…
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F. Robert Jacobs; William L. Berry; D. Clay Whybark; Thomas E. Vollmann: Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management: APICS/CPIM Certification Edition. How ERP Connects the Functional Units, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export