ERP selection and implementation Definitions

  • A

    ANSI/ISA-95

    ANSI/ISA-95, more commonly referred to as ISA-95, is an international standard for enterprise and control systems integration developed for manufacturers.

  • B

    Business Planning and Control System (BPCS)

    Business Planning and Control System (BPCS) is a popular system of application programs for manufacturing and other industries that is developed and sold by Systems Software Associates (SSA).

  • E

    ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    ERP, or enterprise resource planning, is a modular software system designed to integrate the main functional areas of an organization's business processes into a unified system.

  • I

    IFS AB

    IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems) is an ERP software vendor that specializes in asset-intensive, project-centric industries, such as manufacturing and distribution.

  • Infor

    Infor is a New York-based vendor of ERP and other enterprise business software.

  • N

    NetSuite

    NetSuite is a business technology vendor based in San Mateo, Calif.

  • O

    open source ERP

    Open source ERP refers to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software model in which the public has access to the source code of the system.

  • S

    Sage Group plc

    Sage Group plc is a global enterprise software vendor. Its portfolio of business software includes accounting, ERP, payroll, customer relationship management (CRM) and human capital management (HCM).

  • SYSPRO

    SYSPRO is a vendor that specializes in providing ERP and other integrated business software to midsize manufacturers and distributors.

  • T

    two-tier ERP

    Two-tier ERP is a technology strategy taken by large, multinational enterprises that uses tier 1 ERP for financials and other core common processes at the corporate level and tier 2 ERP for divisions, subsidiaries and smaller locations of the company to address specific needs.

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