Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been around since the late 1960s. Originally, it was called MRP, then MRPII, and in the 1990s was rebadged as ERP. The concept of ERP is the utilisation of the power of the computer to integrate all the functions of a business in order to provide real-time information for planning and decision-making. This book is not a technical manual explaining all the nuts-and-bolts details of ERP that must be mastered to successfully implement the technology but is a guide to senior executives, managers, project managers, and project teams to understand the different aspects of an ERP project. An ERP project is far broader than the software technology and it is these other issues that can be the difference between success and failure.