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ERP is an acronym that stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. ERP software is designed to help companies manage their business operations, providing visibility into available resources, whether financial, labor, time, materials or other aspects needed. Organizations use ERP software to streamline the complexity of business processes such as taking orders, scheduling plant activity, tracking raw materials and compliance reporting. Virtually every organization with more than a few employees uses some form of ERP. It’s a competitive disadvantage if a company isn’t leveraging ERP effectively.

Many companies adopt ERP for the first time when they realize their entry-level accounting software lacks core functionality, scalability and just isn’t giving them the visibility they need. But ERP software systems help you manage much more than financials. An ERP system is developed in a modular way, with applications covering such diverse areas as manufacturing management, distribution logistics, CRM, order management, e-commerce, product lifecycle and engineering control, scheduling, inventory and warehouse management.

When it comes to change, pain is a great motivator. Maybe it’s taking longer every month to reconcile your financials or you’re increasingly basing forecasts on guesswork. You have no real idea how much stock you have on hand, so it’s hard to be demand-driven. Increasing compliance regulations are tying you in knots.Here are five common signs we see from companies ready to consider a new ERP software system:

  • Decision time has doubled. Time spent looking for information has increased dramatically.
  • Working capital has increased. Too much money is tied up in inventory and inefficient processes.
  • Redundant, disconnected software programs. You need to reduce IT complexity and unify your various front- and back-end systems with a single database – and get to one version of the truth.
  • Customer experience is suffering. If you can’t deliver what customers want, as fast as they want, to the right locations, you could lose to competitors. The right ERP system can provide visibility and agility to be more customer responsive and reduce errors.
  • Growth and expansion. If your current system can’t scale up, handle global needs, or support new business lines, it’s time to consider a change.

The answer of course is – it depends. The requirements of process and discrete manufacturing are different. A small business needs different functionality than a complex, multinational operation. Your industry may have specific compliance demands. And then you need to consider general IT issues such as ease of use, total cost of ownership, vendor stability, technology flexibility and ease of implementation. It is important to ask your proposed vendor these questions to ensure they address your unique requirements.

For many companies, moving their IT infrastructure and software to the cloud reduces the need for in-house support structure and saves the cost of server hardware. Cloud-based ERP can be easier to scale functionality and users either up or down as required. And, it can often make it easier to share information across regions or locations. However, for some companies, you might not be ready to cede security to a third party and prefer an on-premise solution, and that’s okay with us, too. We’re one of the few software providers that offers flexibility for our customers and still provides on-premise ERP solutions. We help you choose based on your unique organizational requirements.

Before the introduction of ERP, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) software was developed to help manufacturers keep track of what parts and components were needed to complete orders, and make sure those raw materials were on hand to support production demands. MRP expanded and evolved into ERP with the addition of applications to connect other areas of the business such as financial, sales and production operations. By integrating MRP into an end-to-end business management software solution, companies improve visibility and collaboration across the organization.

Success of course depends on the goals you want to achieve. Many companies measure return on investment in terms of cost and time savings achieved when automating manual work, and gaining visibility into potential bottlenecks. Some look at the value of reduced risks and improved corporate governance. The potential ROI can be seen in a wide variety of departments and processes. Check out our Solutions page to explore the ROI of ERP for yourself.

Making the right choice may seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. If you need help developing a list of requirements, find a vendor that knows your industry and market and has customers similar to your business. Once you have a list of requirements, you can then gather responses and start the comparison process.

To help you select the right ERP solutions for your business and business needs, SYSPRO offers a preliminary assessment and modeled blueprint of your business based on evaluating your current and future strategic objectives, current business processes, IT maturity of your organization, people and roles involved in ERP and your information needs.

Contact us to learn more.

Some businesses find the best IT strategy involves maintaining more than one ERP software solution. While it may seem counterintuitive to some, the upside benefits can be significant. Say your business already has a large-scale enterprise ERP solution, perhaps managed by your corporate IT department. But it lacks core functionality to handle specific manufacturing or distribution requirements – or the cost is too high to expand or customize it to your needs. With a two-tier model, companies implement a second ERP solution for specific divisions or plants, perhaps located in different parts of the globe. And with EDI and cloud technologies, the two systems can usually share data. A two-tier ERP strategy can thus save money and provide greater agility.

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Steps to a successful ERP implementation process remain roughly the same, but the methodology behind the implementation will vary according to factors such as company size, vendor services available, industry and business requirements, and the available IT expertise within the business.

Multiple ERP Rollout Methodologies are 

  • Phased rollout (according to module, geography, business priority, business unit)
  • Parallel Rollout
  • Pilot Rollout
  • Combination Rollout
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Rollout

SAP HANA was designed to be a replacement to Oracle or IBM databases, either for net new installations or for existing customers. In most cases it is possible to move off those databases easily, and gain reporting performance benefits out of the box. Then it is possible to adapt the software to contain functions that were not possible in the past.

All three of the major RDBMS vendors have released in-memory add-ins to their databases in the last year. All of them support taking an additional copy of data in an in-memory cache, or in IBM’s case columnar tables. All of them provide improved performance for custom data-marts. But make no mistake; caching data has been around for a long time, while an in-memory database platform to run transactions and analytics together in the same instance is a new innovation.

Every column in SAP HANA is stored as an index, and therefore HANA has no need for separate primary indexes. Secondary indexes with multiple columns are possible and used for OLTP scenarios like the Business Suite. HANA will also self-generate helper indexes to ensure that multi-column joins are efficient.

It is almost never necessary to aggregate data in HANA in advance because HANA calculates so quickly. HANA processes at 3bn scans/sec/core and 20m aggregations/sec/core which means 360bn scans/sec and 2.5bn aggregations/sec on a typical 120-core appliance. As a result it is much more efficient to calculate the information you require on demand.

SAP HANA stores data for processing primarily in columnar format. But unlike other columnar databases, HANA’s columnar store was designed from the beginning to be efficient for all databases operations (reads, writes, updates). In practice, 99% of the database tables in SAP ERP are columnar tables, including transactional and master data tables.

HANA can also store data in row format, but this is primarily used to store configuration information and queues – only scenarios for which the column store is specifically not suited. With HANA, data is stored once, in its most granular form, and aggregated on request. There is no hybrid row/column store, no duplication or replication of data between row and column stores – HANA stores the data in the column store only.

For Intel x86, both SUSE Linux and RedHat Linux are now supported options. Both have a SAP-specific installer that configures Linux correctly for SAP HANA out the box.

For IBM POWER, the SUSE Linux operating system will be supported. At this time it does not look like SAP will support AIX.

The majority of the SAP HANA software stack was written in C++. In fact, when you compile SAP HANA objects, they do in turn become C++ code, which is one of the reasons why HANA is so fast. The Predictive Analysis Library and Business Function Libraries are also written in a HANA-specific variant of C++ called L-Language, which provides memory protection.

Certain optimizations have been made using C and machine code, which is common for many databases. In addition, a lot of the tooling for HANA was written in Python, for ease of writing and adaption.

Since SAP HANA contains a web server, a lot of code is now written in HTML and Server-Side JavaScript – including the SAPUI5 library and Apache Orion-based Web Editors.

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