Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are software programs that integrate data and retail business processes into a unified Information System (IS).
Prior to development of ERP software, the retail industry was consigned to manage all inventory data separately. It’s like going back to accounting using an adding machine.
Fortunately today there are efficient software programs that tie all the logistics of most industries together into one comprehensive program to store, manage, collect and interpret information from all segments of the processes.
DMS Retail, an online ERP newsletter, says that ERP manages the information from the manufacturing and delivery sector, manages inventory, tracts the cost of production and planning and follows marketing and sales data.
The system functions from a central database that holds all the data relating to the various modules. In order to achieve a smooth utilization, the ERP system uses various hardware and software units. The system is designed to expedite the applications and optimize internal business processes across an organization. ERP has become the most competitive tool for retail organizations.
The ERP software packages have an enterprise wide reach that offers cross-functional capabilities to the organization. The different functional departments involved in the operations or inventory processes are integrated into a single system. An ERP program takes care of the various business processes such as logistics, order entry, and warehousing. It integrates different business functions such as accounting, marketing, strategic management and the human resource management.
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