Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP is an industry term for integrated, multi-module application software packages that are designed to serve and support multiple business functions. ERP provides the backbone for an enterprise-wide information system.

Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer.

At the core of this enterprise software is a central database which draws data from and feeds data into modular applications that operate on a common computing platform, thus standardizing business processes and data definitions