EC Asgn6 – ERP Report You are employed as an IT professional at a firm that has about 150 employees in 5 departments: production/inventory, marketing,

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Asgn6 – ERP Report

You are employed as an IT professional at a firm that has about 150 employees in 5 departments:

production/inventory, marketing, finance/accounting, HR, and IT. Until now, each department uses its

computer applications and databases; and all are connected to each other through another connection

layer.

Give the problems and costly maintenance of this arrangement, the firm wants to remove all these

systems and use a single ERP system to integrate all of the firms’ processes and operations and be used

by all employees and departments in the business. Management has asked you to prepare a report to

address this issue. First management wants to know which is better an in-house ERP or a cloud-based

ERP and second management want to know which the most appropriate system is to use I each

category.

Prepare a report to address the following:

1. Make a comparison (advantages and disadvantage) between in-house and cloud ERP systems:

Use your own words; no cut and paste from the Internet.

In-house ERP systems Cloud ERP system

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No problems/issues yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

2. Compare the best ERP systems from each category (in terms of ; address features, capability, cost

(fixed, on-going) , maintenance etc).

Use your own words; no cut and paste from the Internet.

E.g.

ERPsys1 (in-house) SkyERP (cloud

Cost 1.5 million dollars 1.23 million dollars

Annual maintenance $200,000 $50,000

Training On-site by vendor Virtual by vendor

Num of users Up to 500 Less than hundred

3. Recommendation

Address which system you recommend for management to get and explain the reason for your

recommendation and selecting which type and which system to acquire.

Upload your report to BB before the due date.

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