What is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

By: Martin McNicoll



A quick definition of ERP by Martin McNicoll, CEO of GURUS Solutions. More information on ERP.

Martin's book "Scale Up Your Business with Cloud Technology: A Practical Guide to Building a Future-Proof Enterprise" is available on Amazon.



Video Transcript

Hi everybody, my name is Martin McNicoll, CEO of GURUS, and today I will answer the question, What is an ERP.

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. As per Wikipedia, it is a management software that integrates the core business processes of a company.

So what does that mean:

ERP System

Your company, has all these departments or functions

  • Finance
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Professional Services Automation or Service Delivery
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • Shipping and Payment
  • eCommerce
  • Product Planning, Purchasing
  • Manufacturing

Think about a centralized Software with all your business activities in one place, making it easy for all of them to communicate and share information.

This Software tracks all your business resources and facilitates information flow between all departments and manages connections to the outside world.

With an ERP, your get a 360 degree view of your business in real time, everybody working with the same data, increasing productivity and reducing errors.

With the arrival of cloud computing, ERP systems have become more accessible to businesses of all sizes.

Thank you for listening, for more information on cloud based ERP, click on the links below , or check out my book, "Scale Up Your Business with Cloud Technology: A Practical Guide to Building a Future-Proof Enterprise"

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About Martin McNicoll

Martin McNicoll is one of North America’s gurus in the cloud technology space.
As SaaS and cloud solutions continue to transform the business landscape, Martin McNicoll has become a trusted thought leader, helping organizations virtualize their enterprise platforms. Martin guides organizations to focus on scalable core processes that can be integrated into web-based solutions rather than on-premise technology that will become obsolete.

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