ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning, is a business process management software which allows an organization (small scale, medium scale or enterprise level) to use integrated application based system to manage the online business properly and automate many back office functions which actually have a perfect co-relation with services, human resources, technologies etc.
Business processes are not simple by any means. Even though a single integration point can transfer data objects from one application to another but there is no single API that can map a single business process. A business process is mostly complex and require more than one integration point in recursion to actually perform data integration in a business process.
ERP for any organization is a significant investment in IT resources, be it large organization or a SME. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is one of the most popular ERP system for SME segment. Though it is much less costly compared to Dynamics AX or SAP ECC ERP system as example which are mostly used in very large enterprises, but still to a SME, getting NAV Licenses and implementing it is quite costly.
The sheer number of records to be maintained becomes so high that it leads to explosion of master data records. The number of records become in the same order as the number of transactions in this case. Maintaining a dummy customer master record is not an option as it leads to inaccuracy in calculation of freight and taxes. It can also lead to inaccuracy in shipping and invoicing processes.
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In any big organization, various business software are used for different business activities, which helps to increase the productivity of available manpower. SAP ECC (all in one ERP) with its effective functions and a large set of features available in its arsenal, is currently very popular for running the business operations of the organizations.