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Successful ERP Systems by David L. Olson, Jack G. Nestell

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CHAPTER 2

ERP Structure

ERP systems are structured around the idea of modules. Not every organization needs every feature that ERP vendors offer. Furthermore, even if they could use a particular feature, some aspects of organizational operations are easier to support with software than are others. For instance, almost every organization needs financial and accounting support. Conversely, R&D management is not something that every organization gets involved with. This is reflected by much lower adoption rates for that module.

ERP Modules

In the 1990s, there was a focus on about a dozen or so key modules offered by ERP vendors. With the massive industry change following the turn of the century, ERP vendors changed their strategies to provide more ...

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