Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2000, 127 pages
Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning
What is Enterprise Resource Planning and why does it matter? Like The Goal, Why ERP? is a short novel about a manager in a furniture manufacturing business who is charged with learning about and implementing a new ERP system, SAP R/3. The story tells of his experience and provides a non-technical, non-programming introduction to the basic concepts and architecture of ERP systems.
A good primer on the subject, which is written like a novel (the authors will never receive the Pulitzer or Nobel price), but in all, a decent book.