ERP: delivering a total view of your business

Digital transformation is a must for any business today, but enterprise-level organisations can get a head start thanks to the increasing intelligence of enterprise resource planning applications, writes Jason Walsh

Serious applications of ERP technology today need to move on from the monoliths of the past. Picture: Getty

Most people will never have heard of it, and many will never directly encounter it, yet enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is at the heart of most, if not all, enterprise-level organisations.

It’s not just financial software. Supply chain management or customer relationship management, ERP offers a global view of a business, from cash-in-hand and manufacturing inputs and outputs if relevant, stock and supply chain, to customer orders and finances and even human resources. And ...