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ERP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

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Most manufacturing organizations use ERP as the automation software in running all operations, but in a software industry the use of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software is a must to manage all the software processes. In recent times the ERP Application Lifecycle Management is providing immense help to business organizations by digging out the common mistakes. It also helps in building a thorough understanding of the challenges to be faced by teaching some vital lessons. The ALM has wide applications in the organizations covering the entire lifecycle of the projects starting from the project development to the implementation. Due to its multi facetted advantages organizations are taking up this ERP application making huge investments.

It takes months in preparing an enterprise resource planning application tool including its final testing and roll out. This calls for heavy investments for organizations to deploy the experts in configuring the application that continues for months. Use of insufficient software not in compliance with the standard ones can be a blundering mistake but can be easily avoided by the ERP Application Lifecycle Management tool.

Due to the varied impacts of the ERP application life cycle management, it has become the best choice for most enterprise resource planning projects, keeping in view the long term perspectives and business procedures. This application addresses the whole IT management activities and the respective changes, the governance by providing the necessary solutions catering the changes.

Objectives of ERP Application Life cycle Management

ERP Application Lifecycle Management is the most expensive of all the applications taken up by the organizations amidst a wide range of complexities. These huge investments in the long term are producing higher returns at lesser cost.

The main objectives can be briefed as follows -

1. To corroborate the business processes and operations throughout the organization and setting a standard of work for the individuals or a group.

2. Enabling a better interaction and cooperation between the workers and minimizing the duplications in various efforts.

3. Induces a better competitive spirit in the organizations by facilitating easier ways of changes in the organization.


The main function of the ERP application life cycle management is to sort out the defects and resolve the application complexities that arise due to the performance of the ERP personnel by providing adequate information in right time. It also helps in tracking down the software changes made in the organization.

This application life cycle management has benefited the organizations by reducing the impact of the organizational changes resulting from the extension of ERP functionalities. Additionally they have provided functions related to different legalities which are very critical in the business processes. In short the due credit of the effective and the efficient management of organizational changes can be assigned to the ERP Application Life Cycle Management.

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