Management Information Systems: assignment

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Management InformationSystems: Assessment 3:Case Study
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11. Define ERP along with their strengths and drawbacks...........................................................12. Why Samsonite needs to upgrade with enterprise resource planning?..................................23. Top 10 brands that furnish ERP solutions to SMEs................................................................34. Comparative analysis..............................................................................................................45. Which brand is feasible for Samsonite....................................................................................5Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................6References........................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONThe useful applications of information that are being utilised within designing,production as well as usage of services and goods as well as organisation of human operations isreferred to as technology(Ahmad, Ibrahim and Garba, 2015). The utilisation of software andcomputers for management of information for maximising production along with efficiency. Thisassignment is based on Samsonite which is a retailer as well as luggage manufacturer whoseproducts vary from small toiletries bags to large suitcases and briefcases. It was founded in 1910by Denver Colorado and is headquartered in Luxembourg City. Assignment comprises ofenterprise resource planning along with their benefits and limitations. Along with this, reasonsfor upgrading to ERP will be illustrated as well as brands that are liable for rendering solutions tosmall and medium enterprises. Furthermore, comparative analysis is carried out among them aswell as feasible brand for Samsonite.1. Define ERP along with their strengths and drawbacks.The modular software system that is designed for integrating functional areas ofprocesses within unified system is referred to as enterprise resource planning. They are beingutilised by firms for managing as well as integrating crucial aspects of businesses. Basically, thisdenotes capability for delivering incorporated suite of business applications(Altamony and et.Al, 2016). ERP tools shares joint processes as well as data models that covers a deep and broadend-to-end processes like HR, service, finance, supply chain, manufacturing and distribution.Enterprise resource planning denotes a co-ordinated computer based application that is beingutilised for managing both internal as well as external resources that comprises of materials,financial, tangible assets along with human resources. ERP software centralize data from diversedepartments within identical platform, thereby leads to linking of whole firm.Samsonite canutilise ERP software to ensure that there operations are carried out in a required manner. Thebenefits and limitations of enterprise resource planning has been illustrated below:Benefits:Focussed IT Costs:ERP needs large investments, to unify IT cost as well as improviseefficiency. Instead of making investments on different resources, it will be better to spendon centralized ERP(Chofreh, Goni and Klemeš, 2018). This will also lead to save overallcost associated with them.Samsonite needs to ensure that they have modular system1
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