Management Information System - Assignment

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Running head: ERP SYSTEMS1Management Information SystemName of the Student:Name of the Institution:
ERP SYSTEMS2Management Information SystemAbstractThe way we do business has changed and is changing. Technology has (and is)revolutionized the way enterprises transact businesses, store data, process information and reachout to clients as well as streamlining information flow between different levels and hierarchies ofan enterprise.With the globalization of markets in the 21stcentury has come some profound effects ontechnology strategies and businesses. This has, in turn, prompted individuals and corporations tofind appropriate responses as a way of tapping the opportunities presented by the changingtechnology[CITATION Chr99 \l 1033 ].Enterprise Resource Planning system is one example of systems that have been used byenterprises to achieve strategic goals and give them competitive advantages over others. TheERP systems appeared in the 1990s and have proved to be enabling technology through whichvarious functional information systems are integrated into one suite of applications across acompany[CITATION Ama04 \l 1033 ].Coca-Cola Company is one of the many firms in the world that has installed such systemsin attempts of consolidating their business processes in planning, data warehousing and ensuringthat the management has an access to global results. The system also ensures that the businessplanning is based on correct, accurate and consistent data, hence maximizing output andexpanding the firm’s profit margins.
ERP SYSTEMS3This paper defines what an ERP system is, and discusses its uses in the Coca-ColaCompany by studying how it has helped the firm achieve a competitive edge, and finally offersrecommendations based on the assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.
ERP SYSTEMS4Table of ContentsAbstract............................................................................................................................................2Introduction and Definitions............................................................................................................5Uses of the ERP System..................................................................................................................6Impacts, Competitive and strategic advantages of business............................................................7Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................11References......................................................................................................................................12
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