Over the last two decades, large corporations and companies worldwide have been implementing Enterprisewide Resource Planning (ERP) applications. This has today percolated down to the midsize companies as the benefits of ERP applications are appreciated. Not surprisingly, in business schools across the country, ERP has become a popular and major subject of study. This accessible, easy-to-read book explains the ERP concept, its theory and implementation with practical case studies. Throughout, the focus remains on the Indian scenario. While Part I of the book deals with the theory of ERP with detailed discussions on best practices in ERP, ERP vendor analysis, its basic functional modules and its implementation, Part II describes ERP “As Is” to ERP “To Be”.
The book details and delineates the fundamental and advanced features of ERP in a style that is intelligible to the reader. It presents a structured methodology designed to help students understand the conceptual elements of ERP as well its implementation.
The book is intended as a text for postgraduate students of management and as a valuable reference for the practicing professionals. That it is based on the author’s vast experience in the subject in more than 65 Indian manufacturing companies, and is a reader-friendly text with a number of diagrams, screenshots, and tables further enhances its value.