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PPQ Parts Manufacturing: Software Systems Recommendations

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As part of the management team for PPQ Parts manufacturing company, you are tasked with selecting the best software packages for the firm's materials requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirement planning (CRP), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) needs.

Research the pros and cons of six software systems designed to perform these functions. Create a Software Recommendations Report that you will submit to the chief executive.

Be sure to justify your recommendations by analyzing the pros and cons of each of the six software systems you evaluated.

Include information such as cost, compatibility with current systems and work flow processes, functionality, ease of use, and end user support.

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Introduction
The purpose of this response is to provide an analysis of the benefits and limitations associated to six software systems with an aim of selecting the best software package which provides CRP, ERP and MRP functions. The best software package must provide an end user support, be compatible with the current Parts Manufacturing Company's system and work flow processes, available at an affordable price and be easy to use. The recommended software system is the ERP software system since it fits within the above requirements.

Mosaic M21 Manufacturing Software System
There are benefits associated with Mosaic M21 Manufacturing software which is used in Customer Relationship Management. In the day today life, manufacturers are aiming at decreasing the time of production and providing high quality products at a lower cost. If a manufacturer adopts an efficient production method, meeting the demand of their products will be much faster therefore ensuring efficiency. Mosaic M21 manufacturing software aids in improving the efficiency of a manufacturing plant by lowering cost, reducing cycle times, optimizing resources, managing the quality, and simplifying production. To ensure this, the software system integrates inventory management, accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, customer order management, payroll and general order with standard manufacturing functions. Mosaic manufacturing software is easy to use, available at an affordable price but only provides the functionality of ERP and MRP which is a disadvantage associated to it (Mosaic Data solutions n.d).

The Systems Benefits and Limitations of ERP Software System
ERP systems provide benefits to the organization in terms of cost time and people. An ERP software system facilitates data integration with different applications across the functional areas of the manufacturing plant. This means that once data is entered and used by the manufacturing plant's applications, the accuracy and quality of data is improved. In addition, the system's support and maintenance will be improved since the IT staff will be trained and centralized in ensuring that the needs of users across the organization is supported. Moreover, consistent user interface means that the plant's productivity will be ...

Solution Summary

The Solution compares six software systems for PPQ Parts Manufacturing and suggests the preferred option after weighing the pros and cons of the different systems.

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