Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
When companies decide to streamline and integrate business processes, they often start by adopting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. Popular amongst scaling companies or companies fraught with information silos, ERP products provide users with unprecedented access, organization, efficiency and analytics of all company workflows. With the right ERP product, companies can consolidate and orchestrate separate organizational departments into a simple, cohesive platform that can be managed from a single dashboard, including finance, accounting, human resources, supply chain, inventory, contractor management (to name a few).
ERP systems generally fall into two categories: “all-in-one” or “modular.” The “all-in-one” solution is a comprehensive, singular software that provides a complete, out-of-the-box suite of department resources. The “modular” solution is ERP broken apart into separate pieces (or modules), that together comprise a complete ERP solution, however, are sold to users who do not need an all-in-one solution. By purchasing an ERP solution in modular chunks, users are able to decide which modules they need and which ones they don't, constructing the best solution for them.
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The 2 sub-categories of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) include:
All-in-One ERP: An “all-in-one” management solution that helps businesses administer company resources from a single platform.
Module ERP: A management platform that can be purchased as individual pieces (or “modules”) that address specific company resource deficiencies.