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Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

human resource management package for primary metal manufacturing  Demand Planning 45% 54% Human Capital Management 8% 8% Order Management 81% 85% Project Management 16% 16% Shop Floor Control 55% 67% Purchasing 94% 97% Inventory control 94% 97% After Market Service Field Service/Depot Repair) 9% 16% Engineering change management 22% 30% Enterprise asset management (EAM) 3%  8% Supplier collaboration/scheduling 8% 14% Event management 3%  8% Workflow technologies 13% 20% Sales and marketing 46% 55% Product configuration 19% 27% Payroll 28% 25% Our findings showed the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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