The efficiency and benefits of ERP system are beyond any doubts, and many business organizations are fast implementing this software package to scale new heights in performance and profit making. Since the emergence of ERP from MRP software, its advanced features like providing e-commerce and other net based services, are fast gaining popularity in the market. Although the use of ERP is mostly restricted to large business organizations, small and middle sized organization are also joining the band in implementing this multi-faceted software. The flexibility, which ERP offers through different customized modules has widened its acceptability.
ERP will continue to dominate the operation and functions of not only the manufacturing organizations, but also of other service providing organizations. The concept of ERP II is being seriously considered that will emerge with more advanced features in the near future.
1. Future ERP software package will include more use of the internet by using the tools like Enterprise 2.0 and Web2.0. In this area, Microsoft's data centric web technologies are gaining more popularity according to the demands of the market. Updating data online through internet is very convenient and so the customers are more leaned towards web based services. Such ERP packages will always keep the customers updated with the latest information of the changing business scenario, through online automated data refreshing system. It will also provide…