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What is the difference between ERP and accounting software?

Accounting package handles only individual business functions of accounts whereas Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package handles the entire range of business functions of an organization.

ERP system is a fully integrated business management system covering functional areas of an enterprise like Finance, Human Resources, Production, Sales and Logistics etc. It organizes and integrates operation processes and information flows to make optimum use of resources such as men, material, money and machine. ERP is a tightly integrated closed loop business solution package.

ERP system enhances a manufacturer ability to accurately schedule production, fully utilize capacity, reduce inventory, and meet promised shipping dates.