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ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

With ERP systems (Enterprise Resource Planning systems) business processes can be more or less completely depicted in information technology.

The typical task of a ERP system is logging goods in and out, generating sales slips such as dispatch notes and bills, generating business analyses and many other industry-specific tasks.

Known ERP systems include Microsoft Dynamics (former known as Navision), SAP and Comet. Many small and medium-sized businesses invested in ERP systems during the 80s. These systems are often still running on the very expensive UNIX systems.

A looming deficiency of support and spare parts in the future forces many companies to transfer to newer, usually Windows-based ERP systems, which usually poses an enormous personnel-wise and financial expenditure.

ERP systems belong to the key business processes.

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