Enterprise Resource Planning

A large amount of business data has a geographic component that can be utilised to visualise and analyse information and display it on a map. Integrating GIS and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) allows users to turn rows and columns of tabular data into maps for spatially visualising and analysing data. GIS enhances ERP with tools for making better decisions and maximising the return on information technology investments.

GIS and ERP software are an integral part of a powerful IT strategy. GIS enhanced data visualisation and analysis tools allow you to unlock the hidden value in your existing databases and see data in a whole new way, geographically.

The power of ERP including adapting to market changes, sensing and responding to customer requirements and extending processes beyond the organisation, is further enhanced with the integration of GIS software. This integration allows users to translate data stored in various databases into a standard, seamless environment that boosts productivity, provides cost savings, and streamlines work flows.

Esri works closely with SAP, the worldwide market leader in ERP, to offer organisations several different interfaces to integrate their GIS and ERP software. Esri Business Partner, CyberTech Systems also offers an application to integrate Esri and SAP software. These interfaces will enhance the power of GIS and ERP, allowing users to view, understand, question, interpret and visualise data in ways not possible through a spreadsheet or table.