Existing ERP systems are being used to support an increasing amount of critical e-business initiatives, even though this is far from their original purpose. While ERP can form a foundation for successfully meeting e-business needs, future success will be derived not only from a firm, supportive foundation, but from a solid e-business superstructure that guides your company through a value chain that has grown longer and more complex.
ERP Optimization provides a technology-centric approach to leading your company through an e-transformation. It shows you how to leverage current investments in information systems while minimizing disruptions to the core business of the enterprise. Written in a business vernacular, the book effectively bridges the gap between technology and business strategy. The author takes you through the process of defining e-business goals and accessing and maximizing current systems capabilities. She details the steps required to assume a leadership position within an integrated business community and demonstrates how to support secure information exchanges with customer, suppliers,and partners.
ERP alone is not enough to secure and maintain a superior position in today's economy, but it can provide the backbone and infrastructure of enterprise applications that are the necessary, essential prerequisites to conducting e-business. Whether you are an executive today, or hope to be one in the future, ERP Optimization gives you the tools to lead your organization successfully into the e-business world.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Empowered Executive - Knowing @ The Speed of e. Company Culture - Its Impact on Your Future. Where Do You Stand, Where Do You Start? eCommerce - One Step along the Journey to Full eBusiness Integration. Integrating All Information Assets. Orchestrating the Complexity of a Modern Business Enterprise. Breaking down Communication Barriers. Adding Intelligence to Information. Predicting Business Events. Visualizing the Extended Enterprise in Real Time.