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An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is a comprehensive information technology application used by large organizations to manage financial, human and physical resources.

63% of the world's transaction revenue touches an ERP system.

ERPs enable the flow of information across an organization. The end-to-end processes they provide enable organizations to streamline and enhance operations, increase flexibility to address business change and improve relationships with vendors, clients and employees. An ERP is a transactional system of record, providing real-time financial view of all business activities, and enable cost-savings.

ERP solutions support over 54% of United Nations national governments that help improve citizen services.

The Umoja ERP will be implemented in SAP, a leading solution provider. In June 2010, the United Nations signed a contract with SAP.

The implementation of an ERP is not an easy process particularly in decentralized organizations. The following diagram depicts the typical path of an ERP implementation:

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