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If you own a business, you might have come across the word ERP more often than not. People in your fraternity talk about it on a fairly regular basis and it seems to you as if it is the single most important thing that your business needs in order to grow. It thus becomes important for you to know what an ERP is – in case you aren’t already aware – and what value does it add to your business.

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an overview

An Overview

  • Introduction
  • The Modern Face of an ERP
  • Types of ERP
  • Components of ERP
  • What kind of Business needs ERP
  • Role of ERP in Organizations
  • Business Benefits of ERP
  • Future of ERP
  • Conclusion


  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a set of integrated applications that help in managing
  • varied business activities and ultimately enable a smooth functioning of operations in following
  • ways:
  • Integrates core processes of a business like finance, supply chain, manufacturing, raw material procurement, marketing & sales, planning etc., into a single system.
  • Facilitates real-time information across departments and empowers data-driven and pro-active, accurate business decisions.
  • Eliminates the culture of disparate systems, data duplication, chances of errors, delays, manipulations and provides a single source of truth for everyone.
the modern face of an erp

The Modern Face of an ERP

  • The contours in ERP’s landscape are changing at a striking pace as ERP is also evolving itself.
  • Modern day ERP facilitates bird’s eye view in business processes for enhanced business control.
  • The implementation time and customization cost is shrinking significantly
  • There is steep rise in the extent of flexibility and scalability of ERP solutions
types of erp

Types of ERP

  • On-premise: Also known as traditional ERP software where,:
  • Implementation is done by vendor’s team on client’s site
  • Database resides on an onsite server
  • Complete IT infrastructure is required
  • Customization possible to any extent
  • Managed and run by the IT staff of the customer
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Types of ERP

  • 2. On-Cloud: A Cloud ERP is modern way of availing ERP benefits, where:
  • Service is provided via SaaS and software is hosted on vendor’s servers
  • Needs no additional hardware just an internet-enabled device and internet connection
  • Service is accessed over the cloud by unique username and password
  • Its economical, flexible, secure and affordable
  • Little scope for customization
  • Upgrades and maintenance done by vendor
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Types of ERP

  • 3. Hybrid: A hybrid ERP solution is the combination of the two ERPs – on-premise & cloud, where:
  • A company can adopt cloud applications while also retaining its on-site ERP resources
  • Greater mobility
  • Fulfils unique demands of business operations
  • Pocket friendly
  • Easy installation and outside support
components of erp

Components of ERP

  • The key components of an ERP solution are its multiple modules, with each of them focusing on one specific area of the business.  Some of the most common ERP modules include:
  • Sales
  • Inventory
  • Material Procurement
  • Production
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Formulation, BOM, & R&D
  • These components when brought together on a single platform forms the full suit ERP
  • solution for the synchronization of key business matrices and smoother operational flow.
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Quality Control
  • CRM
  • Business Intelligence
what kind of businesses need erp

What Kind of Businesses need ERP

  • Businesses, whether big, small or medium encounter similar kind of challenges. Hence everyone needs ERP. There are variety of factors that decides the type of ERP deployment:
  • Size of the organization
  • Budget
  • Unique business processes decide the need of a full suite or only some specific modules
  • Only the solution type and mode of deployment differs depending on the above factors because one size doesn’t fit all.
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What Kind of Businesses need ERP

  • On-Premise ERPs for Large Firms: For vast and complex set of manufacturing operations, such as a large scale companies needs:
  • A fully integrated, power packed ERP solution
  • Though a bit costly, on-premise solutions are elaborate for their need
  • Can be customised according to business processes
  • Provides attention to details for enhancing the overall productivity of your organization.
what kind of business needs erp

What Kind of Business needs ERP

  • 2. On Cloud ERPs for Small & Medium Sized Industries: On cloud ERPs are perfect choice for small & medium sized industries because:
  • It comes with absolutely no infrastructure cost and very limited expenditure budget
  • Available on easy monthly subscription
  • Avail only the desired modules instead of full suite
  • Can be acquired with minimum user licenses
role of erp in organizations

Role of ERP in Organizations

  • ERP brings all your business processes together for:
  • Seamless collaboration
  • Faster decision making
  • And enhanced overall productivity
  • Let’s look at its role in handling different aspects of the organizations:
  • 1. Inventory Management- Manage multiple locations and warehouses with intelligent lot tracing system.
  • 2. Formula Management- Effectively manage formulas/recipes with approvals, security, version control, sizing, instant roll back capabilities, material substitution and more.
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Role of ERP in Organizations

  • 3. Financial management - Improve your control over company assets, cash flow, & accounting.
  • 4. Supply chain and operations management - Streamline your sales, purchase, delivery, dispatch and sales-order processing.
  • 5. Production/ Batch Processing- Scale the manufacturing requirements with increased efficiency and reduced production gap.
  • 6. Project management- Provides the complete blue print of what, how and when to produce with effective and accurate planning. Experience improved project monitoring.
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Role of ERP in Organizations

  • 7. Customer relationship management- Enhanced overall customer experience. Optimizes customer information and results into upgraded customer feedback.
  • 8. Human Resource Management- Enrol and retain talent with tools that help you hire, manage, and distribute wages to the staff.
  • 9. Business intelligence- Make smart decisions with customised and easy-to-use reporting, analysis, and business intelligence tools.
business benefits of erp

Business Benefits of ERP

  • An ERP solution helps you draw numerous benefits from your business. Let’s have a look:
  • 1. Automated processes: Paves way for uninterrupted flow of operations one after the other automatically. No need to wait for green signals or information from other departments.
  • 2. Streamlined processes: Integrates all the processes across departments from beginning to end and meets the specific needs of each individual operations.
  • 3. Improved productivity & efficiency: Saves time and resources by eliminating manual business processes to promote productivity and improve efficiency.
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Business Benefits of ERP

  • 4. Enhanced business visibility: Comprehensive and real-time visibility into performance of each department and access to key business data.
  • 5. Quality analysis & reporting: Allows to use interconnected dashboards for quick reporting & analysis, thus facilitating informed and accurate decision making.
  • 6. Reduced costs & risks: Streamlined business processes reduce the operational and management costs, while improved data integrity and financial control reduce risks.
  • 7. Adherence to industry & regulatory compliance: Facilitates control over documentation & regulatory requirements. Enables complete traceability, to avoid hefty fines and secure brand image.
future of erp

Future of ERP

  • The most dynamic developments in the arena of ERP continue to mesmerize you resulting into introducing more powerful, more affordable, and less complex solutions. Let’s have a look:
  • Expanding the Horizon of Connectivity with The Internet of Things:
  • All devices, machines, people and products become connected via internet
  • Entire data can be automatically funneled into the ERP system
  • Better connectivity gives enhanced real time visibility over supply chain, inventory and production
  • Efficient appliance monitoring
  • The IoT ecosystem in companies help to predict and solve the problem before they appear
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Future of ERP

  • Simplify With Big Data Analysis:
  • Big data analysis allows companies to study large heaps of data
  • Identify patterns, trends, and associations with precision to hit the bull’s eye
  • Helps to win the market competition
  • Analysis proves extremely helpful to take sales decisions and identify discrete trend changes
  • Facilitates discovering new market opportunities
  • 3. ERP Integration with Social Media:
  • Social networking with ERP integration allows companies to connect with customers in real time
  • Enables them to update, analyze and give feedback on any order or activity
  • It aids quicker & cheaper marketing along with providing scope for fast innovation.
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Future of ERP

  • 4. Artificial Intelligence Makes You Work Smartly:
  • Easily perform root cause analysis for corrective action plans
  • Intelligently maintains history of performance of any equipment and its technical structure
  • Understands the nature of equipment and instructs for its proper use
  • Helps companies shift their focus towards more innovative, creative and analytical tasks
  • 5. Enhanced ERP Security:
  • Modern ERP offers top-notch data protection
  • Sophisticated security features, like digital signatures and thumb impressions and combination passwords
  • Faster resolution of issues
  • Security is available 24X7 by vendors


  • Technology is changing and evolving with every nano second, so is the environment of ERP.
  • ERP has given a huge platform for IT experts to launch new and innovative ideas to improve our business every day.
  • Studies reveal that 57% of the companies who got the ERP implementation done viewed it as a success.
  • Ultimately, ERPs allow an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to front end operations and make business simpler.

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  • Original developer of formulation system in ERP
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