ERP and Web Services The Third Wave

  • Kapil Apshankar


Every major technology goes through a series of revolutions or “waves” with each wave building upon the generation before it. ERP is no exception. The first wave of ERP was the onset of computers in manufacturing. This was followed by a wave where specialized ERP applications began to emerge. Web Service-based ERP solutions constitute what can be appropriately termed as the Third Wave in Enterprise Resource Planning. This paper looks at what such solutions have to offer and who the major players in the foray are. We also take a look at solution architectures for the two immediate application areas of such solutions.


Simple Object Access Protocol Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise Resource Planning System Manufacture Execution System Material Requirement Planning 


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