Enterprise Information Systems
In order to unite its information system, the company can implement two complementary techniques. One technique involves the parametering of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) module, which offers a set of modular applications (production, logistics, finance and sales management) around a unified database management system (DBMS).
On the other hand, this involves the customised development of its own information system, taking into account the customer’s demands and interoperation needs with the existing systems. These two techniques require a dynamic design method, which takes into account both the interoperability of heterogeneous solutions and the company’s future development.
A business information system specialist is above all an “integrator” engineer or a “system designer”, whose activity is dedicated to engineering and the operation of the information system.
The professions involved cover the technical aspects (technical consultant, development engineer) connected to the parametering of ERP modules, the installation of decision aid solutions (Business Intelligence) and development solutions for specific applications and/or interfaces.
They also involve the functional aspects at the very heart of the business (functional consultant, design engineer, project manager, information system manager)connected to analysing the existing organisations, the management of interactions between the different “professions” processes and the proposal of newintegratedarchitectures and organisations. These engineers can also play an active role as information system administrators and/or managers.