1. SAP R/3 and B1
o SAP is probably the best known supplier of ERP software. SAP offers two solutions. The first is the R/3 suite and the second is the B1 suite, sometimes called "business one." R/3 is an integrated software system that can support everything from very small companies to very large corporations. R/3 is customizable to meet your specific business needs. R/3 uses a client/server architecture that runs on a variety of platforms, including Unix, Windows Server and OS/400. It can be implemented using a number of database packages, including Oracle, SQL Server, or DB2. B1 is targeted more at small and medium-sized businesses and offers pre-built modules for finance, warehousing, customer relationship management (CRM), e-commerce, purchasing and reporting. LN/Baan
o Baan ERP software was originally created by The Baan Corporation in The Netherlands. It was purchased by Infor Global Solutions in 2003. Baan ERP software is designed for manufacturing industries working on complex products with complex supply chains that work on different methodologies. Baan is especially suited for large made-to-order and engineering-to-order companies. Baan is used by companies like The Boeing Company, Ferrari, Solectron, Fiat, Flextronics, Evenflo, Navistar and British Aerospace & Engineering Systems. Baan is highly customizable and supports flow chart based process and procedure documentation. Microsoft Dynamics NAV and AX 2009
o Microsoft offers two ERP software packages. Microsoft NAV is targeted toward small and medium-sized businesses and offers modules for analysis, e-commerce, CRM, supply chain management, manufacturing and finance. Microsoft AX 2009 is designed for medium to large organizations and has functions that are useful for companies doing business in multiple countries. It is focused on improving individual productivity and is best suited for service organizations, manufacturing companies, wholesalers and retail-oriented...
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