Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software connects all departments and functions in a company through a common interface, facilitating the management of key internal and external resources. On the technical side, knowledge of ERP packages and database management is imperative. On the functional end, in-depth knowledge of the industry is necessary. Implementing an ERP system comprises of components like finances, human resources, supply chain management etc.
What do they do?
If you think you are a good manager then you can become an able Enterprise Resource Planner. As an ERP your job will be to communicate and collaborate effectively with all the departments. You will have to prepare and present activity and progress reports to the board members of an organisation. You will have the responsibility of reviewing the work of subordinates along with scheduling meeting and maintaining attendance of employees.
- Programming skills
- Innovative thinking ability
- Documentation skills
- Negotiation and people skills
How do I get there?
For entry-level positions, you should have worked in an industry at management position for at least three years and used an ERP system for at least a year. Technical consultants can be programmers in any of the major programming languages with at least one year’s experience.
Typical day in the life of a Enterprise Resource Planner
Pros & Cons about this career
Lucrative career You will work with top management
Long working hours Have to stay away from home