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ERP 101 By Open Source ERP Guru


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ERP 101 is a free,live, online ERP training offered by the Open Source ERP Guru. It is aimed at anyone interested in learning ERP basics - IT professionals, college students or small business professionals considering implementing business management software

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ERP 101 By Open Source ERP Guru

  1. 1. Open Source ERP Guru <ul><ul><li>ERP 101 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. ERP 101 Agenda <ul><li>What is ERP </li></ul><ul><li>ERP History </li></ul><ul><li>ERP Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Business Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand Vs. On-Premise </li></ul><ul><li>Project Lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source ERP </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ERP? <ul><li>Enterprise Resource Planning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“an enterprise-wide information system designed to coordinate all the resources, information, and activities needed to complete business processes such as order fulfillment or billing” - Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 key terms – object oriented approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ERP History <ul><li>Motivations: Accounting and Manufacturing(MRP) systems will no integrate </li></ul><ul><li>ERP Pioneers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1972 – “Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung” founded, later renamed SAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1975 – Lawson brothers found Lawson software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1977 – J.D. Edwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1977 – Larry Ellison founds Oracle </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ERP Modules <ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bills of material, scheduling, capacity, workflow management, quality control, cost management, manufacturing process.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supply chain management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Order to cash, inventory, order entry, purchasing, demand forecast, A.T.P... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General ledger, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, costing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CRM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salesforce automation, lead generation, pipeline management, sales forecasting, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HR </li></ul><ul><li>PLM </li></ul>
  6. 6. Modules Vs. Processes <ul><li>Early ERP systems – module design </li></ul><ul><li>Modern systems – processes oriented designed. </li></ul><ul><li>ERP Processes examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Order To Cash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procure To Pay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User experience becoming process oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>From organizational silos to cross company process visibility </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vendors <ul><li>SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peoplesoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J.D. Edwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netsuite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sage </li></ul><ul><li>Infor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geac </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Dynamics </li></ul>
  8. 8. On Demand Vs. On Premise <ul><li>Traditional ERP – installed at customer site </li></ul><ul><li>Modern ERP – On demand model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Demand Pros: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cheaper TCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Demand Cons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical data not behind firewall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possible data security issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hybrid model – start On-Demand, move On-Site </li></ul>
  9. 9. Project Lifecycle <ul><li>Initiate internal project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement gathering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RFP </li></ul><ul><li>Compare solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Choose software </li></ul><ul><li>Choose system integrator </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for migration </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Going on air </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades </li></ul>
  10. 10. Open Source ERP <ul><li>Born early 2000's, with Compiere </li></ul><ul><li>Compiere forks Openbravo, Adempiere </li></ul><ul><li>Other projects: Apache OfBiz, xTuple, OpenERP ( TinyERP), ERP5 </li></ul><ul><li>Major advantage: No license fees -> Lower TCO </li></ul>