ERP (Enterprise resource planning) is business process management software with integrated applications that an organization can use to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities and functions related to technology, services and human resources.
In general, ERP uses a centralized database for various business processes to reduce manual labor and to simplify existing business workflows. ERP systems typically contain dashboards where users can look at real-time data collected from all across the business to measure productivity and profitability.
ERP software is designed to streamline business operations. An ERP system is integrated and implemented across multiple departments. At its core, an ERP system offers interconnected management of specific business processes.