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. ERM software generally lets a user sign on to different enterprise systems and applications using the same password. and provides consistent standards for creating and changing passwords. and human resources. accounts payable and receivable. 2) ERM (enterprise resource management) also describes software that manages all of a company's assets and resources. One system administrator can usually manage user access to all platforms . as well as manufacturing.UNIX. ERM software makes it easy for the enterprise to control and keep track of which systems and resources each user has access to.INTRODUCTION ENTERPRISE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 1) ERM (enterprise resource management) describes software that lets an enterprise manage user access to its network resources efficiently. inventory. including such basic applications as general ledger. mainframe. and so forth .and to the applications on these platforms that require controlled access. Windows NT.

ORIGIN OF THE TERM MRP vs. The introduction of an ERP system to replace two or more independent applications eliminates the need for external interfaces previously required between systems. today's use of the term ERP systems has much broader scope. Around 1980. Although the ERP originated in the manufacturing environment. entailing continual readjustments in production. as well as the unsuitability of the parameters fixed by the system. and other large entities utilize ERP systems. non-profit organizations. Additionally. to be considered an ERP system. regardless of the organization's business or charter. led MRP (Material Requirement Planning) to evolve into a new concept : Manufacturing Resource Planning (or MRP2) and finally the generic concept Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP The term ERP originally implied systems designed to plan the use of enterprise-wide resources. overfrequent changes in sales forecasts. Technically. a software package generally would only need to provide functionality in a single package that would normally be covered by two or more systems. However. governments.Manufacturing management systems have evolved in stages over the past 30 years from a simple means of calculating materials requirements to the automation of an entire enterprise. ERP systems typically attempt to cover all basic functions of an organization. more broadly based applications. and provides additional benefits that range from standardization and lower maintenance (one system instead of two or more) to easier and/or greater reporting capabilities (as all data is typically kept in one database). Businesses. a software package that provides both payroll and accounting functions would be considered an ERP software package. ERP . . the term is typically reserved for larger. nongovernmental organizations.

but a strategic imperative. But in little more than a decade. today's successful companies have expanded their sphere of influence and relationships to encompass all constituents: suppliers. companies operating and competing without an ERM strategy today are saddled with burdensome processes. reduce costs and integrate information. processes and technology. So back then the objectives seemed simple-streamline operations. . However. regulators and investors. coupled with a fiercely competitive and cost-sensitive environment. embarking on an ERM process and system implementation is not an option. for which the primary applications are Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) systems.ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS Just ten years ago most leading companies became focused on the concept of integrated business processes and information systems. the rules of the game have changed significantly. In the 21st century. has created a situation in which "internal" focus is insufficient for successfully managing an enterprise. including collaborative Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems and web-enabled platforms. The economic downturn. A key success factor in achieving competitive advantage was substantially improving internal operations. high costs and dwindling market share. customers. A key enabler for establishing and fostering collaboration is technology. Understanding the critical nature of collaboration. ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS • • • • • • • Process Redefinition & Improvement Package Evaluation & Selection Full-Suite Enterprise Application Implementation Industry Solutions Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Business-to-Business Integration (B2Bi) Program Office Management ERM is the logical combination of more traditional Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) systems. Each leverages the other to deliver a high rate of return for companies willing to make the investment in their people.

Out of the Box Integration • Integrate PeopleSoft and 3rd party human resources applications. the cost of transitioning to enterprise applications is high enough prior to integration. • Synchronize resource calendars with Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook to get a complete view of a resource's project assignments. and trends. upgrades and support. including: • • • • Planning and forecasting Order management. a company's capability to rapidly adapt to changes in market conditions can be substantially accelerated. allows Procom's team to perform rapid and accurate gap analyses for your organization. From financials and supply chain to human and customer resource management. to leverage employee information and skills development functionality. and appointments. procurement and inventory management Financial management Human resource management ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS PRACTICE Efficiency and effectiveness are the goals of every enterprise systems project. Once identified these strategic gaps are filled and organizational performance improved. combined with years of field implementation experience with our partners. Anticipate Supply and Demand • Predict resource utilization for future efforts with forecasting tools. resulting in decreased costs. • Get a complete picture of your intellectual capital inventory to analyze in-house skills. meetings. Procom's experience designing these systems for its transparent business model. Procom's enterprise applications specialists work with these leading technologies to get the job done cost-effectively. ERM supports all of an enterprise's internal and external business processes. like competency management. . • Use match fit scores to find the resource that will maximize revenue.With fully-integrated systems finally allowing for real-time information exchange between internally and externally driven business processes. BENEFITS Optimize Resources • Generate optimal staffing solutions to meet both project and corporate objectives. and reduce project costs. improve performance. • Monitor gaps. growth.

IT-based management solutions are the key to doing this. time. money. heterogeneous systems can be integrated for maximum performance and efficiency. human resources. pump stations or waste treatment plants: Knowledge. sewage works. .ENTERPRISE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Organizations have invested heavily in IT to enhance service. customer relationships – all the way down to your company’s most valuable asset. With our IT and sector-specific knowledge. technology. design. Siemens is your ideal partner. MAKE BETTER DECISIONS QUICKER AND MORE EFFECTIVELY Today. companies must also re-examine their processes and systems holistically before they can maximize technology investment returns. competitiveness means making the most of all resources in your waterworks. theyenable companies to reduce system redundancy and increase process efficiency by providing standardised applications for a range of business areas and maximum re-use of enterprise information. despite huge IT spends. They enable efficient planning and control of all purchasing. operational efficiency and reduce costs. value creation and sales and marketing processes. ERP systems can enhance operational effectiveness and productivity through a combination of ICT and business process analysis. They can consolidate information to assist in decision-making. However. support management processes and accelerate flows. we provide solutions that help you make better decisions faster. implementation and management. Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions provides a means by which multiple.

Short for enterprise resource planning. Our officers and executives lead a team of professionals DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING Customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) both offer ways to automate processes and run your business more efficiently. ERP is a system of managing operations and business functions. marketing. including product planning. PA. customer service. faster response to customer requirements. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG. but the systems were originally designed to streamline different functions. ERP requires knowledge of financial and manufacturing processes. less tied-up capital. Both industries are working to develop all-in-one applications to streamline internal operations and customer activities. and marketing. including planning. accounts. safer and more stable processes. safer and more stable processes. and many other sales and service-related processes. purchasing. However. activities. manufacturing. the lines between CRM and ERP are beginning to blur as ERP vendors incorporate CRM functions into their software and CRM vendors add ERP capabilities to their offerings. inventory. software applications have emerged to help business managers implement ERP in business activities such as inventory control. SAP Americas' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square. customer support. CRM calls for knowledge of business needs and customer demands. and other back-end business processes. a suburb of Philadelphia. a business management system that integrates all facets of the business. finance and human resources. customer service. order tracking. omer requirements.INCREASING YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE The value of an ERP solution tailored to your industry becomes obvious in every area: reduced energy and material consumption. order tracking. As the ERP methodology has become more popular. the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. sales. . CRM solutions are used to manage contacts. opportunities.

include: Finance and accounting processes that request higher and higher automation and very strong reliability. and Operate” philosophy. to both comply with increasing regulation (SoX. with the unique ability to provide full lifecycle support for Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) systems. package implementation. training needs. but increasingly expand to other functions as Customer Relationship Management (CRM). staff optimization etc. as it is widely recognized by industry analysts and clients. ERM solutions are the most strategic applications in their application portfolio. Some of the key processes.g.. For many clients. . IFRS. part of ERM solutions provided by Atos Origin. This consists of our “Design. Application Management and Application Hosting services in the ERM domain. Build. which includes Selection. Atos Origin offers a comprehensive range of ERM services to its clients e. Industry Consulting. Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Business Analytics. Package . Business Process Definition and Re-engineering. career tracking. being able to answer adequately to their various requests. Enterprise Systems Architecture.ENTERPRISE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Atos Origin is one of the leading players in the ERM market. As described in our consulting offerings. KPI Definition . as these extended functions are now typically available from ERM application package providers. Atos Origin customers are always demanding for more cost efficiency and Atos Origin has become the key partner in ERM for them. ERM supports not only back office functions. TCO Analysis.) and with increasing needs to get early closure information Procurement optimization demands very precise and real time information on suppliers Human Resources Management has become an area of focus for large corporations that are willing to implement wide scale and integrated skill monitoring.

These services cover the areas that a client has to take into account prior to and during the implementation of an ERM solution. Microsoft business suite . interacting with suppliers providing customer services. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I thanks head and staff of information technology department of Teegala Krishna Reddy Institute of Engineering. Although mastering extensive functionality of ERM packages is key for success. It also involves the adoption of new business processes and. and extended functionalities beyond the ERM. Saroor Nagar for guiding me to present this paper. the understanding of the functional and geographic deployment of the solution. Oracle/Peoplesoft. the industry specific needs. . CONCLUSION Enterprises resource management helps a manufacturer or other business manage to important part of its business including product planning. the major challenge of the SI work remains to implement and integrate ERM systems to other legacy systems which is not only technical in nature. part purchasing maintaining.Axapta and QAD (MFG/PRO). as a result. and of course the budget. We have gathered this extensive experience in ERM packages due to our global relationships with SAP. has a major impact on the client organization and personnel. ERM System Integration teams of Atos Origin master all key elements leading to a successful implementation of the ERM package: a deep knowledge of features. functions. and Change Management.Selection.