Enterprise Resource Planning

What is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?  “Enterprise Resource Planning” is a term originally coined in 1990 by The Gartner Group to describe the next generation of MRP II software.  The purpose was to integrate all facets of the business enterprise under one suite of software applications.  The definition of ERP would be broadened to include almost any type of large integrated software package.[1]  Webopedia provides a generalized definition of ERP as “a business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.” Some of the more well-known ERP software developers include SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft.