A PROJECT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ERP (ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING) SETUP PROJECT FOR A MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION (No of pages:107)

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Chapter
Contents Page
Chapter 1 SYNOPSIS 1
1.1 Objective 3
1.2 Evolution of ERP 4
1.3 Need for ERP 5
1.4 BPR and ERP 7
1.5 Selection of ERP 8
1.6 Implementation of ERP 9
1.7 Benefits of ERP 10
Chapter 2 RESEARCH DESIGN` 12
2.1 Sampling method and sample size 13
2.2 Data collection design 14
2.3 Method of Analysis 15
2.4 Statement of the problem 15
2.5 Scope of the study 15
2.6 Objectives of the study 15
2.7 Hypothesis 16
Chapter 3 INDUSTRY PROFILE 17
3.1 What makes ERP better 18
3.2 Company Profile 20
3.3 Mission 22
Chapter 4 PROJECT OVERVIEW 23
4.1

Choosing ERP Software

24
4.2

ERP Gap Analysis

30
4.3

Factors influencing ERP price

31

 

4.4

Return on investments for ERP

33
4.5

Challenges faced by ERP

34
4.6

BPR and ERP

39
Chapter 5 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF THE DATA 41
5.1 Survey Table 42
5.2 Design Of The Enhanced System 46
5.3 System Analysis 47
5.4 Need For The Proposed System 48
5.5 Proposed System 51
5.6 Feasibility Study 54
5.7 Requirement Specification 55
5.8 System Design 60
5.9 System Implementation 70
5.10 Educations And Training 72
5.11 Post Implementation Review 73
5.12 System Testing 73
Chapter 6 Findings Conclusions And Recommendations 78
6.1 Findings 79
6.2 Recommendations 79
6.3 Conclusions 79
Chapter 7 Annexure 81
7.1 Bibliography 82
7.2 References 82
7.3 Questionnaire 83
7.4 Glossary 87

 

INTRODUCTION:

Enterprise Resource Planning is the latest high end solution, information technology has lent to business application. Initially implementation of an ERP package was possible only for very large Multi National Companies and Infrastructure Companies due to high cost involved.   This project consist setup an economic ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. An ERP, by definition will provide automation for all department/functions of an organization. Thus, sales and marketing will be able to run their operations on the ERP system, and so will Material Management, Finance and Accounts, Retail and Distribution, Production, and so on. It is not that these functions did not have any automation prior to the ERP implementation think, just that after the implementation they will be able to share the same data seamlessly, information flow across functions and locations should be enabled and process driven. Thus ERP will benefit organization integration, islands or silos of information get eliminated and everyone is able to work on mutually shared objectives.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To improve Service Experience
  2. To enhance Competitiveness
  3. To modernize Business Processes and Systems
  4. To automate Business Solutions
  5. To increase Operating Efficiency
  6. To provide Access to Standardized information and data

 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:

A problem statement is a clear description of the issue(s), it includes a vision, issue statement, and method used to solve the problem.

The existing software of the concerned company is not efficient. The expected productivity is not obtained from the system. The employees are finding it difficult to use.

The need for the project work aroused due to the expansion plans of the company in meeting the large contracts of the industry.  The existing being a manual one, have lot of limitations and disadvantages. Hence the following objectives are laid for the proposed system, which tends to avoid the disadvantages and improve effectiveness efficiency.

 

REVIEW OF LITERATURE

An ERP system selection methodology is a formal process for selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  Irrespective of whether the company is a multinational multi-million dollar organization or a small company with single digit million turnover, the goal of system selection is to source a system that can provide functionality for all of the business processes; that will get complete user acceptance; management approval and, most importantly, can provide significant return on investment for the shareholders.  Since in the mid-70s , when there was wide-spread introduction of computer packages into leading companies to assist in Material Requirements Planning software companies have strived, and for the most part succeeded, to create packages that assist in all aspects of running a business from Manufacturing; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources; through to Financials. This led to the evolution of ERP Systems.

Accordingly, a significant number of packages purporting to be ERP systems have entered into the marketplace since 1990. There are packages at the upper end of the market such as SAP; Oracle; Movex; and IFS among others in addition to medium enterprise systems such as Microsoft Navision; Axapta; Tropos; Great Plains, Dynamics; iRenaissance; Sage; and Epicor Vantage and a vast quantity of other packages that vendors claim to be ERP Systems. There are also packages that claim to be best of breed for certain processes and sold merely as an add-on to an ERP System. The options are many and this, in reality, creates a problem for the company who has to make a decision.

 

METHODLOGY:

 

A research design is the arrangement of condition for the collection and analysis of data in a manner that aims to combine relevance to the research purpose with economy in procedure.  There are various research designs, but descriptive and analytical research design is most suitable for this study.

DATA COLLECTION DESIGN

Data would be collected with the help of using questionnaires. A questionnaire, which is also known familiarly as an interview schedule with a format containing a list of questions sequentially order to obtain information relevant to the objectives of the study. Structure and undisguised questionnaire was chosen as the questions could be presented with exactly the same order to all the respondents. The reason for standardization was to ensure that all respondents were replying to the same question.

The questionnaire for research included a combination of the following kinds of question

  • Close-ended
  • Direct question

 

PRIMARY SOURCE:

The researcher will be collected the data directly from sample respondents through direct interview method and with the help of structured questionnaire.

SECONDARY SOURCE:

The secondary data for the study will be collected from various journals, survey reports, books and magazines.

SAMPLING TECHNIQUE:

The employees of the concerned company are taken as a sample and will carry out the study.

Duration: 1 month

 Design Techniques

Designing the systems involves for different aspects

    • Input Design
    • Output Design
    • Screen Design
    • File Design
    • Database Design
    • Architecture design

 

An important processing system must be functional in design, it must supply information quickly, eliminate duplication of effort and takes and must make effective user of people, technology and procedures.

REQUIREMENT SPECIFICATION (SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE)

 

Requirement specification is a software engineering tasks that bridges the gap between level software allocation and software design. Requirement analysis enables the software engineer to specify software function and performance and establish design constraints that the software must meet.

HARDWARE SPECIFICATION

Processor                     :                       Intel Pentium IV 1.7 GHZ

Mother Board :                                 845glly –Intel

RAM                           :                       256 MB

Disk Drive                   :                       1.44 MB

CD-ROM Drive          :                       52x Creative Drive

Hard Disk                   :                       40 GB

Monitor                       :                       15” LG

Keyboard                    :                       Samsung 104 keys

Mouse             :                       Mercury

Printer                         :                       Cannon Inkjet

SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION

Operating System       :                       Window ‘2000 Server

Front End                    :                       J2EE

Back End                    :                       MS-SQL Server

Documentation           :                       MS Word’ 2000

 

 

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