When the term “enterprise resource planning” (ERP) was introduced, it applied primarily to the planning and management of resources needed to manufacture goods. Today, however, most business decision makers realize that their enterprises rely upon resources, and that planning is essential to optimize how those resources are acquired, allocated, and used. Learn how the definition of ERP has evolved, and what it means today.
it would be bringing Accounting & Finance and pulling in Payroll, Mr. Rude offered as an example. Historically, MRP was built for Manufacturing to track projects, Mr. Rude added. Today, however, ERP embraces so much more than the tracking of manufacturing projects that many users have trouble deciding where ERP ends and related but different business functions begin. Among the most frequently mentioned of these other functions is CRM, according to Focus community members. Charlie Ellis, a member of the