MIS Notes 3/18/2015 Enterprise Resource Management Information Silos ERP System- Primary purpose- Integration- Solves problem of information silos Goal- to have all processes draw from a single data source, not discreet databases ---- See slides for very good pictures and graphs that show more information, and make this all more clear EAI- Enterprise Application Integration o Creates a server that connects silos o Doesn’t run in real time, often uploads in batches o Can cost more in long run o Used when you are entrenched in an older system ERP- Enterprise Resource Planning o Integrates under one dataset- single centralized database- As opposed to EAI o More expensive than EAI- requires trainingo Solves real-time problem- Example- If two customers order at same time, without up-to-date databases you may not realize it Comes from MRP+ MRPII= Manufacturing software ERP adoption driven by Y2K- worries over bugginess with year 2000 Also driven by Sarbanes- Oxley Act o -Executives held responsible for accounting reporting Configuration- Customization of ERP software to meet different customer requirements without changing program code Five Components of ERP System 1. Software Configurations 2. Hardware 3. Data Very large 4. Procedures Training 5. People- Most difficult to deal with Three groups o Users o Analysts- Responsible for maintenance and adaptation o Consultants- Initial and ongoing training and configuration Then we played the lego brick game.