BaanERP is a set of backbone applications that link all of a companies business functions. This book provides an approach to developing an understanding of how to use information systems to address business issues, especially in light of e-commerce, using the BaanERP system as the prototype.
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Why This Book?
As the pace of change intensifies, the integral nature of information systems technology, within your organization increases. It is imperative that each person within the organization, especially the executives and decision makers, has a working knowledge of information technology. Informed management does not diminish the role of the information systems professionals. The enterprise knowledge of systems people with their organizational perspective and understanding of how the functions and processes of your company fit together is a core competency that is often underutilized. The firm's management cannot relegate the responsibility for the direction and usage of information systems to the technologist. As the organization dependency on information systems increases, the technologist play a critical part in maintaining and protecting this vital asset of the enterprise. A joint venture is required to bring information systems technology to the main stream of the business planning and operating arena.
Information is not knowledge, but knowledge comes from information. Knowledge does not guarantee success, but success without knowledge is pure luck.
A working knowledge of the features and functions of an ERP system is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for management at all levels. A critically important need is management's awareness of what an ERP system brings to the core competency of your company. With this awareness, business strategies can offer you a competitive advantage. The pervasiveness and ubiquity of information systems technology cannot be ignored. While ERP systems cannot make you money, you cannot make money without ERP systems. I have the advantage of living and working in both worlds. I am comfortable and conversant in the business, manufacturing, materials, system, and computer fields, giving me the experience and understanding to try and bridge the business and technical environments.