October 2001

Information Management

Understand the jargon of enterprise resource integration

Here are guidelines for starting a good decision-making process, to the benefit of both business profitability and career

Funk, G. L, GLF/Technology Consulting

The fundamental problem facing business is how to remain profitable in the face of changing (and increasing) competition, regulation and social practices. The overall expression for the business vision of using integration to increase profitability is called enterprise resource integration (ERI). This approach aims to provide a seamless, easy to use, real-time integration of all pertinent information for users throughout the business (inclusive of all levels and activities) and its external contacts. In today's marketplace, a multitude of people are hawking miracle cures for everything that ails business. The acronyms and jargon used in our industry are continually changing. C

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