Background: According to Sharda (2015), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) was designed to help large companies manage the fragmentation of information stored in hundreds of individual desktop, department, and business unit computers across the organization. These modules offered the IS department in many large organizations an option for switching from underperforming, obsolete mainframe systems to client-server environments designed to handle the changing business demands of their operational counterparts. Many firms moved from their troubled systems in the late 1990s to avoid the year 2000 (Y2K) problem and to standardize processes across their businesses.
Reference: Sharda, R., Delen, Dursun, Turban, E., Aronson, J. E., Liang, T-P., & King, D. (2015). Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support. 10th Edition. By PEARSON Education. Inc.
Assignment: Regarding the background statement above, how can you define the functions of ERP to the organizations in this day and time of IT importance to strategic planning. Give examples of processes ERP supports and what are the critical success factors to make sure the implementation of an enterprise resource planning system is successful.
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