SNHU Enterprise Resource Planning ERP Vendors

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Use the feedback provided by your instructor from Milestones Three and Four to improve your Board Presentation and Implementation Proposal that were submitted. Assume that the Board liked your proposal but had several questions regarding the implementation schedule, more specific costs, and how you would address potential roadblocks. You really want to have a solid and bulletproof plan, so you use your feedback to make revisions to submit to the Board one last time.

  1. Guidelines for Submission: This submission should be two to three pages (not including cover pages and resources if applicable), double spaced, with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, and written in APA format.

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ERP Vendors

Introduction 

ERP stands for enterprise resource planning which is a set of different modules that work to fulfill various business transactions. These transactions include payroll activities, accounting functions, and procurement activities.  When purchasing an ERP system there are certain characteristics that it has to fulfill. This includes the ability of the ERP to meet the organization’s functional needs, be scalable, have an easy to use interface, be competitively priced, and have after sales support from the vendor. There are more features to look out for when purchasing an ERP. There are currently three major ERP vendors; SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics. There is a need to compare the three major ERP vendors to identify the unique characteristics that make them gain a competitive edge.

Discussion 

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software is developed by a German company, SAP SE. SAP means Systems Applications and Products. The SAP ERP software incorporates virtually all the key business functions of an organization in its functionality. SAP offers business solutions for small businesses, mid-sized businesses, and enterprises (SAP, 2018). SAP offers ERP systems that are both for on-premise deployment as well as on cloud. Additionally, SAP uses Artificial Intelligence in its later versions of ERP software to enable adaptability of the software. The SAP ERP software is currently in about 25 industries making it one of the most versatile solutions. 

SAP ERP software is also able to integrate many features from the wide industrial reach that the company covers. SAP ERP is also able to integrate into Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Supplier Relationship Management software. The SAP ERP software is developed on SAP’s web application servers. The SAP ERP software currently commands the largest market share of the three ERP vendors (Business Suite, 2011). The implementation and support of SAP ERP software take around 12 to 30 months.

Oracle is another major ERP vendor. The Oracle systems are developed and supported by Oracle Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). The Oracle ERP software is supported by on-premise or cloud deployment. This makes the system just as flexible as the SAP ERP software. The average time that it takes to implement an Oracle ERP system is about 11 months. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the Oracle ERP is considered to be in-between SAP and Microsoft dynamics with the later being the lowest TCO of the three. In a survey of the three major ERP vendors, Oracle had the highest customer satisfaction rate of 80% (Business Suite, 2011). The Oracle Fusion Application is the latest ERP system that Oracle has released. 

The Oracle ERP software also comes with some external functions which include having a customer portal, vendor portal, and self-service portal. The Oracle system is also open to other third-party integrations. The ability to customize an Oracle ERP system is difficult and costly and there are no native mobile applications that come to support the overall system. The mobile applications that are available are developed from other Oracle partners which makes it an added cost. 

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Running head: ERP VENDORS 1 ERP Vendors Sandy Camacho Southern New Hampshire University 1/13/19 ERP VENDORS 2 ERP Vendors Introduction ERP stands for enterprise resource planning which is a set of different modules that work to fulfill various business transactions. These transactions include payroll activities, accounting functions, and procurement activities. When purchasing an ERP system there are certain characteristics that it has to fulfill. This includes the ability of the ERP to meet the organization’s functional needs, be scalable, have an easy to use interface, be competitively priced, and have after sales support from the vendor. There are more features to look out for when purchasing an ERP. There are currently three major ERP vendors; SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics. There is a need to compare the three major ERP vendors to identify the unique characteristics that make them gain a competitive edge. Discussion SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software is developed by a German company, SAP SE. SAP means Systems Applications and Products. The SAP ERP software incorporates virtually all the key business functions of an organization in its functionality. SAP offers business solutions for small businesses, mid-sized businesses, and enterprises (SAP, 2018). SAP offers ERP systems that are both for on-premise deployment as well as on cloud. Additionally, SAP uses Artificial Intelligence in its later versions of ERP software to enable adaptability of the software. The SAP ERP software is currently in about 25 industries making it one of the most versatile solutions. ERP VENDORS 3 SAP ERP software is also able to integrate many features from the wide industrial reach that the company covers. SAP ERP is also able to integrate into Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Supplier Relationship Management software. The SAP ERP software is developed on SAP’s web application servers. The SAP ERP software currently commands the largest market share of the three ERP vendors (Business Suite, 2011). The implementation and support of SAP ERP software take around 12 to 30 months. Oracle is another major ERP vendor. The Oracle systems are developed and supported by Oracle Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). The Oracle ERP software is supported by on-premise or cloud deployment. This makes the system just as flexible as the SAP ERP software. The average time that it takes to implement an Oracle ERP system is about 11 months. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the Oracle ERP is considered to be in-between SAP and Microsoft dynamics with the later being the lowest TCO of the three. In a survey of the three major ERP vendors, Oracle had the highest customer satisfaction rate of 80% (Business Suite, 2011). The Oracle Fusion Application is the latest ERP system that Oracle has released. The Oracle ERP software also comes with some external functions which include having a customer portal, vendor portal, and self-service portal. The Oracle system is also open to other third-party integrations. The ability to customize an Oracle ERP system is difficult and costly and there are no native mobile applications that come to support the overall system. The mobile applications that are available are developed from other Oracle partners which makes it an added cost. Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution is developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Dynamics is targeted at Small and Medium Businesses and the larger enterprises. Some of the most notable Microsoft Dynamics software includes the AX, NAV, GP, C5, and SL. Microsoft Dynamics ERP VENDORS 4 offers the option of multiple in-built integrations as compared to Oracle and SAP. The integrations include Microsoft Word and Excel, Office 365, and Microsoft project server integration among others. Microsoft Dynamics has a lower implementation cost as compared to others. Service-Oriented Architecture in an ERP system breaks the business tier into smaller clearer units that support the ERP functionality. The following table compares the SOA features offered by SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics. SOA Features SAP Has an extensive B2B support service Oracle Has an end-to-end lifecycle support Has a developer network Easy to use with a unified application development The program has a market exposure and uptake System reuses the existing IT infrastructure which helps to save cost Has a human support The software is system and a program comprehensive and center manages integration well Has customizable High end-to-end templates which security features ready-to-run Microsoft Dynamics Has a Sharepoint server which allows for integrating services The Sharepoint Server also helps to compose new services The ERP has adapters that help in the interoperability of non-native services Conclusion In conclusion, the ERP solution that a business selects is important for the successful exploitation of business opportunities. SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics are all able ERP systems. They all have their advantages and disadvantages over each other. However, based on ERP VENDORS 5 the customer survey conducted and the feedback, Oracle is the most appropriate ERP that I would recommend for any business. The Oracle system has the highest customer satisfaction, has a high initial cost but has a lower running cost in the long-run. References Business Suite (2011). Who Wins? SAP, Oracle and Microsoft ERP Software Comparison. ASUG. Retrieved from https://www.asug.com/news/who-wins-sap-oracle-and-microsofterp-software-comparison SAP (2018). ERP and Digitial core. Retrieved from https://www.sap.com/products/erp.html?url_id=ctabutton-us-icon-products-erp IT 657 Milestone Five Guidelines and Rubric: Presentation and Implementation Revisions Use the feedback provided by your instructor from Milestones Five and Six to improve the Board Presentation and Implementation Proposal that you submitted. Assume that the Board liked your proposal but had several questions regarding the implementation schedule, more specific costs, and how you would address potential roadblocks. You really want to have a solid and bulletproof plan, so you use your feedback to make revisions to submit to the Board one last time. Specifically, the follow critical elements must be addressed:    Response to Board Questions—detailed response to the Board’s questions regarding the proposal Proposed Revisions—how proposed revisions will be implemented in a timely manner Presentation— an overview of how the presentation will be pitched to the Board Guidelines for Submission: This submission should be two to three pages (not including cover pages and resources if applicable), double spaced, with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, and written in APA format. Critical Elements Response to Board Questions Exemplary (100%) Meets “Proficient” criteria, and responses are substantiated with relevant details Proficient (90%) Provides a response to the Board’s questions regarding the proposal, with specific details Proposed Revisions Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides relevant details Presentation Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides relevant details Articulation of Response Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format Discusses how proposed revisions will be implemented in a timely manner, with specific details Provides an overview of how the presentation will be pitched to the Board, with specific details Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization Needs Improvement (75%) Provides a response to the Board’s questions regarding the proposal but lacks specific details Discusses how proposed revisions will be implemented in a timely manner but lacks specific details Provides an overview of how the presentation will be pitched to the Board but lacks specific details Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Not Evident (0%) Does not provide a response to the Board’s questions Value 40 Does not discuss how proposed revisions will be implemented in a timely manner 30 Does not provide an overview of how the presentation will be pitched to the Board 20 Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas 10 Earned Total 100% ...
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ERP VENDORS
SAP Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP systems integrate such areas of business hence streamlining the business activities.
An organization could encounter a budget increase if its ERP framework isn't executed
cautiously. An ERP framework doesn't generally take out wasteful aspects inside the business.
The organization needs to reexamine how it's composed, or else it might have an incongruent
innovation. The major ERP vendors currently in the market are SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft
Dynamics.
SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software comprises of various completely coordinated
modules, which covers all intents and purposes of each part of the business management. SAP
has over 140,000 establishments around the world, more than 25 industry-explicit business
arrangements. It also has a customer base of at least 75,000 clients in 120 nations. SAP is
separated into various modules which are in a perfect world explicit to business tasks (Business
Suite, 2011). For example, the SD module which is for Sales and Distribution, MM for Purchase
and supplies and a lot more modules are accessible on SAP and other related sites. SAP has a
BI/BO instrument which is explicitly utilized for the anatomization process. This package does
not require coding in its configuration since it is a standard package. This is known as the
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