Stumbling around the web, we came across a great ERP reference site. This site is the US Army’s ERP/SOA Resource Center. Its own description is as follows:
As the Army embarks on transforming its warfighting capabilities, it is imperarive that the Business Capabilities / Enablers / Processes transform to support the warfighter. ERP systems provide an integrated suite of Information Techonology applications that support the end-to-end business operations of an entire organization. The ERP Resource Center is designed to provide Enterprise Process Owners, Program Executive Officers, Program Managers, and others involved in the Business Transformation of the Army with detailed information, supporting documents, and tools and techniques regarding the use of ERP systems.
This site is filled with useful information.Â It is not helpful if you are a small company looking for an ERP system other than to guide you in an overview of what ERP is and does.Â There is a glossary online there too, but it is government focused.Â If however you are implementing a Tier 1 package, then this gives a lot of good information.
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We especially liked the “Bolt On” section that discusses Business Intellegence, CRM, and PLM. They even have the Gartner Magic Quadrants to show you (as of 2005) who plays where.
Be sure to check it out at http://www.army.mil/ESCC/erp/index.htm