Enterprise resource planning software for managing your business 

You need more than ERP. You need Enterprise Management, as part of Sage Business Cloud.

 Enterprise resource planning software for managing your business 

You need more than ERP. You need Enterprise Management, as part of Sage Business Cloud.

 Enterprise resource planning software for managing your business 

You need more than ERP. You need Enterprise Management, as part of Sage Business Cloud.

What is ERP software?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.  ERP is a type of software that connects day-to-day business processes, including: inventory and order management, accounting, human resources, and customer relationship management.


ERP software and solutions interface from Sage

Manage every area of your business

While ERP solutions can make your business more efficient, they can also be expensive and complex to implement. With the Sage suite of intuitive business management solutions, you can accomplish everything ERP offers and more, at a fraction of the cost.

Accelerate core processes

From purchasing to manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service, and financial management, our easy-to-use business management solutions adjust to your unique company rules and processes. Our ERP solutions can also help you with people and human capital management, CRM, your fixed assets, and more.

Scale up at home and abroad

Do you want to help your enterprise scale up at home and abroad? Our fast, simple, and flexible enterprise software solution will help you do more business around the world.

Rely on leading technology

You gain access to the most powerful set of business tools in the world. Plus, our extensive network of 40,000 accountants and 26,000 business partners provides you with industry expertise and on-site support to help you select, plan, and implement ERP solutions to run your business.

Why implement an ERP?

The right ERP or business management solution enables teams in different businesses to manage and collaborate on project information. It provides easy access to accurate company information and reports so managers can make more informed decision. ERP offers a central repository of information about services, products, vendors, retailers, company financials, suppliers, customer orders and so on. It gives managers a means of analysis of sales and planning information they can act upon.


Whatever the needs of your industry, we can help you simplify complexity and drive growth.

Enterprise Management

An easy to use platform for enterprises in the US and abroad. Manage your business using mobile, cloud or on-premise products.

  • A single solution for your core processes: inventory, sales, customer service and finances
  • Collaborate across divisions, countries, multiple sites, languages and legislations
  • Manage financial processes with general ledger, cost accounting, budgeting and more
  • Control procurement, cash flow and business purchases.
  • Get a 360° view of your customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale and services processes


A financial management product that is changing how medium-sized businesses and enterprises grow. The most comprehensive end-to-end solution according to experts.  Great for:

  • CFOs and Controllers
  • Growing and mid-sized businesses
  • 50 to 3000 employees
  • Industries: Professional Services, Financial Services, Technology, Not for Profit
  • Public cloud platform
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A short history of ERP software

The research and advisory firm Gartner is credited with coming up with the term ERP in a seminal 1990 white-paper A Vision of Next Generation MRP II. However, it’s possible to trace the roots of the concept of ERP to the 1960s.

In the 1970s and 80s, software engineers developed these rudimentary systems so they could manage manufacturing and other business processes. These systems became known as Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and later Manufacturing Resource Planning or (MRP II).

By 1990, it was possible to use an MRP system, or ERP, to manage inventory and other operational processes as well as for managing back-office functions like human resources.

In the early 2000s, Gartner declared what we knew then as ERP was dead and that “ERP II” was the future.

This future comprised web-based software with real-time access to business-critical information. “ERP II” expanded to encompass business intelligence (BI) alongside front-office like sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation and even e-commerce.

During the past ten years, software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions or cloud computing has fueled the growth of ERP and transformed it into a more affordable and easier to implement software.

Modern ERP software enables real-time reporting business intelligence and should serve as a valuable tool for executives, managers and leaders who need to see what’s going on across their businesses.

Although the acronym ERP refers to enterprises, medium-sized and rapidly growing companies today turn to ERP software today when they’ve outgrown their accounting solution, and they need help with key business processes. 

What is an example of an ERP system?

Although cloud ERP solutions are popular today, a significant amount of organizations opt for on-premise solutions to meet specific business requirements. Sage Business Cloud offers everything traditional ERP can do and a lot more. It's also more affordable, intuitive and scalable. 

How does ERP software work?

Enterprise resource planning software works by bringing together information from across a business including: sales, marketing, production, procurement, production and more. This information is stored in a shared database that employees in different business units can work on securely from anywhere.