ERP Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing ERP and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • R

    RFI (request for information)

    An RFI (request for information) is a formal process for gathering information from potential suppliers of a good or service.

  • right to repair (electronics)

    Right to repair is the legal concept that allows consumers to repair the products they buy, or choose their own service providers instead of going through the manufacturer.

  • S

    process mining software

    Process mining software is a type of programming that analyzes data in enterprise application event logs in order to learn how business processes are actually working. The goal of process mining software is to identify bottlenecks and other areas of inefficiency so they can be improved.

  • SaaS ERP (software-as-a-service ERP hosting)

    SaaS ERP is a hosting model for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software which involves a firm's ERP software applications on a vendor's servers.

  • 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).

  • sales and operations planning (S&OP)

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a process for better matching a manufacturer's supply with demand by having the sales department collaborate with operations to create a single production plan.

  • SC sustainability

    Supply chain sustainability is a holistic perspective of supply chain processes and technologies that goes beyond the focus of delivery, inventory and traditional views of cost.

  • SCEM (supply chain event management)

    Supply chain event management (SCEM) refers to software that is used to manage events that occur within and between organizations or supply chain partners.

  • service lifecycle management (SLM)

    Service lifecycle management (SLM) describes the strategy and software for managing the maintenance and repair of products and maximizing the profit opportunities from these activities.

  • service supply chain

    The service supply chain is the part of the supply chain dedicated to providing service on products.

  • SKU (stockkeeping unit)

    SKU (stockkeeping unit, sometimes spelled "Sku") is an identification, usually alphanumeric, of a particular product that allows it to be tracked for inventory purposes.

  • smart factory

    A smart factory is a highly digitized and connected production facility that relies on smart manufacturing.

  • software robotics

    Software robotics is the use of bot programs to automate computer tasks normally performed by people. Software robotics is synonymous with robotic process automation (RPA) and is the less widely used term, except in the financial services industry.

  • spreadsheet controls

    Spreadsheet controls are a set of steps that an organization's accounting personnel can take to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial records and bookkeeping procedures.

  • SQL-ledger

    SQL-Ledger (SL) is a Web-based open source double-entry accounting system that is used primarily in the retail and manufacturing sectors.

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