More and more businesses across the globe are striving to introduce the most powerful management tool known as the ERP system into their work. Its use is designed to establish effective controls and planning for all strategically important business organization processes, to optimize the operation of major manufacturing and support facilities and the best services are offered by Oracle EBS Consulting Solution.
The concept of ERP and ERP systems
The ERP (EntERPrise Resource Planning) business strategy is the integration of organizational units and processes: manufacturing facilities, finance departments, personnel and customer management, and more. Such an association is primarily aimed at optimizing the allocation of various resources within the enterprise.
If it was previously purely a marketing concept, then the ERP system is most often understood as a class of specialized software. More broadly, it is a methodology for planning and managing all enterprise resources. Historically, the ERP strategy was formed on the basis of its predecessors:
MRP – material needs planning.
MRP II – production resource planning.
In contrast, an ERP system can be used for very large enterprises, often geographically distributed. In this case, it is about corporate resource planning, because not only attention is paid to production, but also to comprehensive financial planning. An important feature of the ERP system is the ability to use it in absolutely all enterprises, regardless of the specifics of the work, including those who are not engaged in manufacturing activities. Keeping in mind the software product, it should be noted that it is equipped with a more powerful set of technical tools that facilitate or replace the decision-making process.
The purpose of an enterprise ERP system
In order to decide on fundamental changes in their business activities related to the implementation of information management systems and the implementation of a new business strategy, management must clearly understand the need for this step, which should be expressed in the following key points:
Unwillingness to accept the current state of affairs; the need to use modern technologies to strengthen a business entity’s position in the market in a competitive environment;waiting to receive significant benefits from implementation.
First of all, the use of an ERP system is designed to contribute to the successful implementation of a similar business strategy, the execution of which should ensure the effective planning and management of enterprise resources. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to optimize the work of its departments, i.e. to achieve maximum consistency between them and to reduce administrative costs.
This can be achieved thanks to the benefits provided by the information system. This is:
Increased transparency of business processes.
Troubleshoot ordering issues and request information.
Increase data reliability and relevance.
Increase speed between departments.
Organization of a unique information space between headquarters and remote branches.
Reduce time to complete documentation and eliminate possible errors.
Increase the speed of decision making at all levels.
An ERP system ensures that the facility is more competitive not only by introducing more efficient business processes into its operations. Its use should also lead to a reduction in the overall cost of the enterprise.