Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

ERP is one area that CFOs and CIOs agree on -- specialists are in demand

Order Enterprise ArchitectureEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a type of enterprise application. That is an Information Technology aplication which is designed to be used by larger businesses and requires dedicated specialized teams to customize and analyze the data and to handle upgrades and deployment. In contrast, Small business ERP applications are lightweight business management software solutions, often customized for a specific business industry or vertical.

Today most organizations implement ERP systems to replace legacy software or to incorporate ERP applications because no system currently exists.

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution integrates and organizes an enterprises' data into a single comprehensive platform. ERP systems enable organizations to integrate all business management functions: accounting and finance, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain management, project management, customer relationship management and more. Implementing an ERP system allows you to access the required information needed in real-time to make informed decisions, with the accuracy of precise data from across your organization.

ERP systems are intended to form the transactional backbone of the major functions of an organization. They typically integrate operations, accounting and finance, human resources, customer service, procurement, and other major business functions into a single comprehensive system.

ERP Solutions

Staffing Recommendations

Recommended staffing levels for ERP support staff in the development mode is 1 ERP staffer per 31 employees if multiple vendors are used and 1 ERP support staff per 40 employees if a single vendor is used. The industry average for implemented ERP solutions is between 1 ERP staffer per 50 to 80 employees. In a number of SAP implementations typically 50% of the ERP staff are implementers.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Job Description Bundle


Enterprise Resource Planning is a process by which an enterprise can integrate all of it applications and data to improve and manage the operations of an enterprise. The skills required to design, develop, implement, and manage these applications is defined in the 18 job descriptions in this bundle. The included job descriptions are:

  • Vice President Strategy and Architecture
  • Project Manager, ERP
  • Project Manager Enterprise Architecture
  • ERP Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • ERP Business Analyst
  • ERP Data Architect
  • ERP Decision Support Analyst
  • ERP Developer
  • ERP Functional Lead
  • ERP Infrastructure Administrator
  • ERP Master Data Analyst
  • ERP Process Owner
  • ERP Security Administrator
  • ERP Security Analyst
  • ERP Subject Matter Expert
  • ERP Team Lead
  • ERP Technical Lead
  • ERP Trainer

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