Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an Integrated computer-based system used to
manage internal and external resources including tangible assets, financial resources,
materials, and human resources. It is a software architecture whose purpose is to
facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries
of the organization and manage the connections to outside stakeholders. Built on
a centralized database and normally utilizing a common computing platform, ERP systems
consolidate all business operations into a uniform and enterprise wide system environment.