Concept: Difference Between "Accounting Systems" and "ERP Systems"

ob Green, CPA.CITP, CGMA, discusses the core functionality of “accounting systems” – principally recording and reporting – and contrasts that to what’s included in and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. He also describes and defines other frequently implemented software categories, including CRM (Customer Relationship Management), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), WMS (Warehouse Management Software) and SFA (Sales Force Automation) – and the business types or conditions these application types are most frequently used for.