ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

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ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a business process managing software which is developed from MRP (Material Requirement Planning). Many organizations and companies are operating ERP in order to improve their working performance, because ERP can integrate all departments of the company which can reduce the operating cost and enhance the working efficiency, ultimately affects the working output. ERP vendors are divided into three types: tier I, tier II, and tier III. Tier I vendors pays attention on serving large size business, tier II vendors serve mainly medium size companies, and tier III vendors generally focus on small size organizations. Therefore, this article will discuss three representative ERP software: SAP ERP, Cloud Deployed …show more content…
SAP company is the biggest software enterprise in Europe, and the headquarter of SAP company is in Waldorf, Germany. SAP is a installed ERP software which means that the business needs to install the system in all the devices. Objectively, SAP ERP dominates a quarter of the world ERP market because of its advancement: flexibility, customized solutions, highly integration, and continuous support (McIntosh, 2015). Moreover, the functionality of SAP ERP is comprehensive: it can manage many aspects, like financial, sales and service, procurement and logistics execution, stock management, human capital management, etc. (Equine Global, 2015). Furthermore, the customers of SAP ERP are large company generally because the cost of it is extremely high; for example, Adidas, the most successful sports goods retailer, has already chosen SAP as its ERP system to assist manage the operation. On the other hand, SAP ERP also maintains some ERP systems for small or middle size business, like SAP Business One (SAP B1), SAP Business All-In One. However, SAP’s pricing model is different from normal software; it is consisted by two parts: the price of the software itself and execution cost. The cost of it is depending on the users’ requirements, because different users usually choose different service; but the cheapest SAP ERP software which is called SAP Business One (SAP B1) costs the using company from $40,000 to $170,000 (SAP, 2015). …show more content…
N2 ERP is not a age-old ERP software; the size of First Software is small, and it is a developing company. Also, N2 ERP is a Tier III software which occupies about 35% market in total, and this sort of ERP Vendor focus on small size business which earns $10 million to $100 million annually (Ultra Consultants, 2015). There are two types products of N2 ERP: N2 ERP For Retailers and N2 ERP-For Distributors. Its target customer is small size company in New Zealand. For example, Malcove is the user of N2 ERP for Distributors, and the software replaces its old, inefficient system which develops its project (First Software, 2014). Furthermore, N2 ERP can serve the business in many aspects, such as: on-going support, on-site implementation, project scoping and planning, etc. Its functionality is similar with the former two ERP software, but the scale of its function is small because of its orientation. As a SaaS ERP, it is also available on any devices, and the data is stored in Cloud. In summary, N2 ERP is a flexible and economical ERP software for New Zealand small size

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