What is ERP?

What is ERP?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Definition of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) refers to a type of software that companies use to fully manage the day-a-day business operations and activities such as :

  • Accounting
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Services
  • Sales

What Values can ERP add to an Organization or Company?

ERP has multiple values due to it is software that can fully manage a company's operations and helps to align separate departments and improve workflows at different levels.

Main values of ERP:

  • Improve Business Insight through Reports this insight can be achieved by Data Science methods.
  • Lower Operational Costs due to the ERP is designed for agile operations minimizing human errors
  • Enhanced Collaboration from all users sharing data in contracts and customized through Role Based Access Control.
  • Improved Efficiency through common User Experience
  • Reduce Risk via data integrity

Types of ERP:

  • Cloud-Based: It means that can be only accessed by remote servers over the Internet.
  • On-Premise: This software is typically installed in a data center at the location of your choice.
  • Hybrid: It refers to a mixture of both requirements (cloud-based and On-premise) ERP.

The Future of ERP:

Software is eating the world so ERP is not an exception the most predictable future is running this fully cloud-based and powered by Artificial Intelligence specifically Machine Learning and Data Science.


Enterprise Resource Planning is needed due to the evolution of a company so CEO and CTO should keep in mind how to implement it, and what kind of ERP System will need.

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