CHAPTER 12 - INTEGRATING THE ORGANIZATION FROM END TO END- ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
*When a users enters or updates information in one module, it is immediately and automatically updated throughout the entire system.
Evolution of ERP
*SCM, CRM, and ERP are the backbone of e-business
*integration of those applications is hte key of success for many companies
*integration allows the unlocking of information to make it available to any user, anywhere,anytime.
*Many companies purchased module from ERP,SCM,and CRM vendor and must integrate the different modules together.
*Middleware- several diff. types of software which sit in the middle of and provide connectivity btween 2 or more software applications.
*Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) middleware - packages togther commonly used functionally which reduced the time necessary to develop solutions that integrate applications from multiple vendors.
ERP must integrate various organization processes and be
-modular and open
-beyond the company