Advice on designing an ERP-like data structure from xls
Posted on 2009-05-05
I'm on a project in a business that has 3 access databases and a couple of Excel files that each gets the forecast budget information for each department.
Two department has a pretty complex structure with Production units where we can already pull out the labor and material cost per sub-unit. Some other only have an Excel sheet with a Planned and Invoiced column.
They want me to put that in an Access database so that people enter their data there instead of doing so in Excel (those that are in Excel that is) and they plan to implement a small ERP system like maybe MS Dynamics. The goal of all that to make it easier to do the move to the ERP so we should adopt an ERP like structure already.
I'd really like to have your advice on a way to do that or some documentation where I could get a good briefing on that.
Thanks a lot!