Publisher: Thomson, 2001, 176 pages
Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning
Finally, a text that combines an overview of basic business functions with a neutral, conceptual introduction to enterprise resource planning! Before one can appreciate the sweeping business trend toward enterprise — or integrated — systems, one must understand how businesses have been using unintegrated systems for years. This text starts at the beginning, by discussing the traditional, or unintegrated, approach. It then proceeds to an introduction of enterprise systems using SAP R/3 screenshots and plain English. Rather than delve into the functionality of this, or any ERP software package, the authors have combined their 30 years of introductory MIS instruction to create a no-nonsense look at what ERP can do for businesses today. For anyone who aims to make sound business decisions in the 21st century, this ERP primer is a must.
This is an excellent primer on ERP, in fact the best I've ever read. It's a pity it is so SAP R/3-centric.