Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software facilitates managing business resources efficiently. ERP software systems are provided by multiple vendors for implementation by businesses of various sizes and and types. For example, this post briefly describes the Enterprise 21 ERP system that is provided by TGI for implementation by small to medium-size manufacturing and distribution companies.
Enterprise 21 supports multiple business operations, including:
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
You can deploy Enterprise 21 with any database that complies with Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC), such as IBM DB2, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle. You can run your database management system on any associated server technology, such as IBM OS/400, Linux, Microsoft Windows or Unix.
Enterprise 21 integrates with many third-party applications, including:
ADP payroll processing
Credit-card processing services
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services
Voice Over IP (VOIP) services
You can install and run Enterprise 21 locally on the server in a client-server network of thin clients. The server processes the data. Therefore, a thin-client workstation is a PC that has limited computational resources. You can also install and run Enterprise 21 directly on local fat clients. A fat client is a PC with considerable resources. Alternatively, you can run Enterprise 21 remotely as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on an off-site server.