Career as Enterprise Resource Planner

Early Salary

3 - 4 L

Mid Salary

7 - 8 L

Senior Salary

12 - 14 L

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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.  

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Skills Needed

  • 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

8.30am: Meeting with client
10.30am: Document details of the meeting and send to client and team
12.30pm: Lunch with CEO of client’s company to report progress
1.30pm: Meet individual members of team to discuss specific issues
4pm: Conference call with a team
5.30pm: Meet software vendor
6.30pm: Check data migration reports
7.30pm: Call hardware vendor to discuss delivery schedule
8pm: Study process maps
10.30pm: Head home

Pros & Cons about this career

Lucrative career You will work with top management

Long working hours Have to stay away from home

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