Many firms have installed or are in the process of deploying Enterprise Resource Planning Systems to increase level of coordination among national units of the same firm, as well as with business partners, in order to promote a worldwide vision. However, a worldwide market strategy, a uniform IT infrastructure, and business processes are required to achieve this level of cooperation.
In order to compete in the international market, an examination of past global ERP initiatives emphasizes the significance of integrating organizational structure with business processes and business strategy with IT strategy.
Threads is a wonderful example of a global firm that implemented manufacturing ERP to replace its antiquated system. 'Threads' has a country-by-country organisation structure.
To gain a worldwide perspective, 'Threads' thought it was time to make a change by shifting the company's geographical perspective from local to global. As a result, they are treating Europe as a single market for their business activities, while simultaneously maintaining competitiveness by focusing on quality, price, and customer service. The desired organisational structure as well as the accompanying global ERP system are depicted.
Traditional Pharma ERP software necessitated sophisticated and costly information technology infrastructure, such as mainframe computers. With the growth of information technology and the decreasing cost of computers, small businesses can now consider ERP systems. Furthermore, the ability to implement ERP systems in different locations has been made easier thanks to the capability of Three Tier Client Server architecture and scalable relational data base administration.