Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provides integration of the management, sales, manufacturing, accounting, and inventory areas. The implementation of ERP systems involves changes in the core business functions to streamline the business processes. For effective ERP implementation, the firm must address its goals for the system and its business processes. Many firms want to be able to respond quickly to their changing market and to quickly reflect this in their business processes with near real-time data and speed order fulfillment.
Go to SAP.com and review the SAP Portfolio of products. Select a solution that is of interest to you. Discuss how this SAP solution works within an organization and the benefit of a firm implementing such a solution. What are some of the disadvantages? Who are some of the competitors in the ERP area for SAP?