MRP vs. ERP (or “Why spend more than necessary, the system of corporate governance?”)

Many companies mistakenly believe to treat the experts or the decision to launch a personal interest in the MRP ERP needs. But what is the difference and where the line between those who need it and who does not? ERP means Enterprise Resource Planning, and this is an information system to resources, information and processes to coordinate within the organization. It consists of interfaces, and database information for all departments within the company. Monitored according to the definition of SRM to a variety of interpretations – the contents of the plan (MRP) and manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), later to become the ERP. As ERP systems have evolved, some have strayed from the roots of their production. This led to the introduction of a failure, because the process of selecting an ERP system does not meet the requirements of the company. ERP includes, for example:
Accounting (general ledger, fixed assets, accounting, sales / purchase records, etc.)
Human Resources (payroll, time tracking, training, etc.)
Manufacturing (BOM, quality control, production management, etc.)
Supply Chain (control, inventory, purchasing, planning)
CRM (sales and marketing and customer service)
Project management (administrative costs, time and action)
Data Storage (document management), most of these areas are already covered in whole or in part, the MRP. Usefulness of the ERP is a unique solution for the management structure of the set of the company data and processes. In general, to reduce duplication of data, the data is stored once and the users often have a common interface, reducing training. This solution requires only a single supplier that could open the contradictions of data between different applications. Or at least it’s idea.Any systems – MRP or ERP systems – including protection for the user to ensure that appropriate staff receive the right information. § each of the above requires the ability to access read-only block or access.So such as MRP and ERP have to ask, to start? The MRP approach to budgeting, sales, orders, inventory control, purchasing, and all processing of payments, but the traditionally close processes such as CRM and accounting. These lines have blurred in recent years, systems based on similar data structures. Beforehand, MRP, CRM and accounting are each, depending on their database as they are interested, the main changes and advice to journalists in communicating with other systems require. Some systems are now operating systems such as SQL Server is now much easier to create lasting connections, robust information systems. In fact, many companies that have a seamless connection to critical applications such as MRP and accounts.There warnings about it. Statement is used frequently, that “the writer, and offer a unique solution is often a lie. Many by acquiring companies that produce one of the factors (such as CRM) and trying the central system has been integrated developed, is re-branding process to hide its origin. Often the result of a mixture of two or more systems that are not very stable, has a different interface with any other system, nor give a completely open solution, which sucks. ImplementationDue extensive coverage throughout the organization will be problems in connection with the larger ERP MRP defaults, potentially higher risk of failure. Other departments are involved, and information about each workplace should be in a format that can be moved to be treated, provided that this is possible. The whole task can be difficult for some, many of the structures, not by a lack of or improper use of the system. The configuration of the system is very important. Many make the mistake of many of the configuration of existing systems, the major adjustment to the new system is needed and there is the risk of making mistakes, of course, at this stage yesteryear.Of already separated from the money to dozens or even hundreds of thousands can output of the euro, many companies are forced to match companies to customize the system. Despite many achievements in the development of an approach for all applications, the new single, for others it is perhaps too much at once. A flexible system allows companies to set their own pace, rather than forcing them to live in all departments from day to implement. The first of many concepts that are easy to understand, like inventory control or routing before the introduction of all or part of the MRP ordering.After Go liveCompanies not often considered to be the fixed costs of traditional MRP / ERP software are connected. Can not compare them directly off the shelf products such as MS Office, if you pay and use only. When employees leave, their replacement will need to be trained, perhaps in his place. Many require days of training modules. So if a staff member to consider a range of services, a few days off around the clock, and a variety of daily exercise has In addition, you should always fit the system, or create custom reports that often requires consulting service provider. If you want to store and analyze data in different ways, expensive bills can be brought in touch with him. Many service providers by the fact that it does not survive first sale can only be motivated – is a way to generate an annual income from value-added services, training and consulting. Standard to all of the maintenance cost by about 15% -22% of original cost to be charged for the software – more than enterprise software, the high acquisition costs and contracts. summary when, because of the ongoing maintenance of the ERP system on the production of basic skills and the pedigree of the old system to organize your business – from manufacturing. Get the software before buying is much better (and only) way to ensure that the product meets your requirements. If this is not an option, and speak for many customers as possible in the current system. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps the weakness has no effect on the business, but at least I found the best sustainable practices “best in class” have to find jobs. For example, if it exists, the installation of the ERP account or not is less suitable for your business, maybe the best solution is independent of the MRP can interact with each cost factor plays an important role in the -. and have a lower value of M game Scrabble, but the correspondence to select from a computer system that can have a significant impact on the budget, too, without any improvement in the relationship .

The Questions Every Company Should Ask

Before you get lost in the weeds of tactical execution, it’s important to develop a strategic framework to guide decision-making, prioritization, and resource allocation. Often, the best place to begin is by asking the right questions. Here are five important questions to help you get started.

What Is Being Said and Who Is Saying It?

The first step for most organizations is to be able to monitor what conversations are taking place on Facebook. What’s being said? Is it positive or negative? How is the frequency and sentiment changing over time? What are people asking for (could signify an unmet need that needs to be addressed)?

Who Said It and Are They Allowed?

Increasingly, monitoring is not enough. Federal law and industry regulation are being extended into the realm of social media. To avoid lawsuits and hefty fines, companies need to start taking corporate governance and compliance seriously.

What Should Be Said?

The mantra that “content is king” has never held more true than it does on Facebook. Relevant, timely, interesting content is how  companies generate a following, captivate fans, and influence audiences in the Facebook Era.

Distributed organizations face an added challenge when it comes to coordinating and empowering remote employees and agents who sell or otherwise represent the brand on Facebook. Typically individuals in these customer-facing roles tend to be more sales people than marketers, so internal systems must be put in place to coordinate the periodic dissemination of marketing messages to the field.

What’s the ROI?

What is the value of a Facebook fan? Which initiatives are driving results, and which ones are less effective? Which of my people are demonstrating best practices? Early on, measurement will focus on fan count, number of likes/posts/comments, and other first-order metrics. As Facebook programs mature, companies will need to tie social media engagement back to business outcomes such as sales, customer retention, and referrals (requiring integration to ERP
software).

Whom Should I Work with and How Much Do I Spend?

There are thousands of social media vendors out there, and new ones are cropping up every day. Whom should you work with? It depends on the business objectives you are trying to address and how much you’d like to outsource.

Costs can range anywhere from $1,000 for a one-off project to a recurring monthly fee for services or technology retained. If you either have high fan interaction volume or multiple social presences being managed in your organization, it’s almost guaranteed that you will need some sort of technology to help coordinate all the moving
parts and make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Table 1 illustrates the landscape of top social media vendors that can help up your team’s social media velocity and productivity.

Social Media Marketing Vendor Map