In this article we will look at the types of software systems we can find, their features and examples, and tips for choosing one or the other according to the needs of the company. If you know a little of the subject and want to go deeper, we recommend reading the free guide What kind of ERP is right for my company? Where you will see in full the advantages and disadvantages of each type and you will discover the best advice to apply at the moment of your choice. You can download it in PDF here .
Among the most common solutions for businesses, we can find many examples of ERP. English Enterprise Resource Planning (enterprise resource planning), an ERP is a business management software that allows planning and control processes and resources of a company ‘s business.
It is about getting all the company data are integrated and connected. For example, an operation in Valencia is automatically reflected in the administrative department of Barcelona and in turn it is notified to the stock stores located in Poland. Having an ERP greatly facilitates the traceability of operations and thus the rapid resolution of problems. In short, a well-managed ERP optimizes the processes of the company, gives access to information to all the actors who need it and streamlines the response to the customer.
It is important to keep in mind that the concept of ERP goes beyond software because it must reflect the processes of a company and adapt to them as a tailor made suit to be able to function optimally.
As a curiosity, it should be mentioned that the background of these programs are in the automation of war processes during World War II, which gave rise to the first computers.