Chapter 7

Enterprise Business Systems

systematic activity. . Industrious. A business organization. especially one of some scope. complication.Enterprise 1. An undertaking. 2. and risk. 4. Willingness to undertake new ventures. especially when directed toward profit: Private enterprise is basic to capitalism. 3.

. or strategic level .Perspective  Enterprise Systems are ones that have a large scope  involve or integrate all parts of an organization. like Outlook. Its not specific to the operations level. tactical level. both the grunts and the President use it.. Its not specific to the functional areas.  Remember that we’ve already studied Enterprise Collaboration Systems    For an ECS.

an Enterprise is often more than one company and the boundaries are unclear. but can do a lot In the e-commerce era.  Sometimes Enterprise implies that more than one company is involved. ...Perspective   In the software world. which usually implies that the system is very expensive. etc. Enterprise is a buzz word.virtual companies.

Supply Chain – Value Chain   1. from Manufacturing to Marketing. Enterprise Systems come from a need to streamline the value chain in a company. 2. Multiple functional business systems are being replaced by one Enterprise Systems Or. Enterprise System are built on top of several functional systems. . Functional areas. need to be connected.

Enterprise System Enterprise System Accounting System Manufacturing System Inventory Control .

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have the order application tell the accounting system to send a bill and alert shipping to send out the product. Connects Front Office Systems with Back Office Systems Example: When an order is complete. .EAI: Enterprise Application Integration    How does a business interconnect its information systems.

but to have a super-system for connecting related systems.EAI: Enterprise Application Integration     EAI provides middleware (Middle Software) that performs Data conversion between different systems coordinates Communication and Message passing between systems The idea is to use the existing systems. .

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TSP. DSS. EIS There are 5 functional areas of business Some system are designed for a specific functional area: Accounting An ECS can touch all the functional business areas A TPS might touch 3-4 areas .Summary      There are six types of information systems  6 categories: ECS. MIS. PCS.

can fit into more than 1 category. both an MIS and TPS. Some large functional systems. picture a huge accounting system. i. Enterprise Systems by their nature are both cross-functional and fit into several categories. .e.Summary    ECS and TPS are cross-functional..

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