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IT Systems for EEnterprise

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Businesses traditionally have not felt necessary to employ techniques to automate routine functions and to employ tactics necessary to reduce workload. The dependence has usually been on conventional means which is predominantly manual.Formally, e-business may be defined as the use of information and communication technologies in all business activities. Through Electronic business methods, companies can link their external and internal data processing systems more efficiently with greater flexibly. This allows them to integrate well with their suppliers and partners, and to cater to the needs and expectations of their customers in a more efficient way.Although e-business is very often confused with commerce, e-business is far more powerful than e-commerce. In fact, e-commerce can be a subset of e-business. Through e-business, a company focuses on using electronic communication and data storage means for all business activities, whereas, e-commerce seeks to develop a company’s relationships with its customers and partners through World Wide Web and Internet.With the advent of technologies, many organizations have reduced the workload, labor, and even the costs. This achieved by using enterprise-wide systems dedicated to integrate the company’s resources together and to add value to the overall organization. Some instances of these technologies include Customer Relationship Management, Local Area Network, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and wide scope similar applications.Successful integration of information systems enables companies to reduce operation cost, increase customer base, motivate employees and increase profits. This way, through e-business, a company has relatively a higher competitive edge over its competitors in the same industry or field (Laudon, K. C.. Laudon, J. P. (2007)).