ERP

Reading a few of the blogs posted by my classmates I agree with the following:

Enterprise Resource Planning is not for all business; nonetheless, the companies that can benefit from this wonderful tool have a competitive advantage in their industry. Some of the companies that are using ERP in their daily routine are:

  1. Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (CCBCC)
  2. ClientLogic (handles customer service for PlayStation.com)
  3. Kodak
  4. Exxon/Mobil
  5. NASA
  6. Food Service Conglomerate
  7. Procter & Gamble
Additional companies that are using ERP can be found on the following link:
Companies that Use ERP
It is interesting to note that the above firms belong to different industries, and this companies do have a great competitive advantage over similar companies in the same industry. A good example of this is Coca-Cola; the company uses an integrated system of ERP & supply Chain Management. According to Margaret Carton, CIO, SAP AG developed a beverage specific system to "improve its ability to serve customers in the field, slash costs and share data through multiple systems".

Oracle is one of the most well known ERP developers. Another developer is Compiere, the software company has been developing software for firms in the following industries: publishing, retail, manufacturing, distribution, health care and the Government.
State and local governments are under constant pressure to reduce costs and improve services. Compiere developed government systems at a fraction of the traditional systems. Among the countries that have used Compiere are France, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

This proves how Enterprise Resource Planning is improving business and also non-profit organizations.


http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/90370/Coke_SAP_Co_develop_Bottling_App

http://www.compiere.com/industries/government-charity.php