An ERP system, or enterprise resource planning system, is a computer-based system that an organisation uses to manage internal and external resources. An ERP systems manager helps improve corporate operating systems.
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An ERP systems manager works with application database administrators and ERP development teams. She also monitors performance reports for operating systems, networks and security technologies, and coordinates update meetings with operating personnel, department heads and technical staff. The manager keeps up-to-date with technical knowledge and processes information or data as well.
Skills, Competencies and Tools
The job information portal O-Net Online indicates that an ERP systems manager must have good communication skills, excellent vision and computer programming aptitude. The manager also must be able to work on multiple projects and solve complex problems. An ERP system manager often interacts with network analyzers and development environment software, such as COBOL.
Training and Financial Considerations
An ERP systems manager usually has a bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems, although most senior professionals hold master's degrees. The career resources website Indeed shows that an ERP systems manager earned an average annual salary of £58,500 as of 2010.
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