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Research paper 9
Technological Advances of Enterprise-wide Planning
Big businesses with multiple departments that all function on their own personalized systems often find it difficult to communicate with all other departments within the company. Technological advances are now allowing companies to link multiple systems to improve internal flow of information for better results and advances in their market. “Built on a centralized database and normally utilizing a common computing platform, ERP systems consolidate all business operations into a uniform and enterprise-wide system environment” (www.wikipedia.com). These types of platforms allow companies to better communicate problems so that they may be resolved more quickly and hopefully with discretion is necessary. ”With ERP, each department still has their own system, but they can communicate and share information easier with the rest of the company“(answers.com).
Enterprise -wide planning can be the central binding for multiple systems in larger organizations. Without this central binding how would an HR department know when someone has reached their limit on personal sick days? This centralizing of information and communication allows for better tracking of employees, projects in progress, completed projects, and downward information flow. It is practically impossible for a nation wide company to keep all systems on the same page unless they are able to have all information centrally located of each location in one place. Works Cited
Enterprise Resource Planning. www.Answer.com. Retrieved 11-5-10.
Enterprise resource planning. www.Wikipedia.com. Retrieved 11-5-10.