What is ERP?
ERP stands for “enterprise resource planning”.
The definition of enterprise resource planning is an
integrated software solution used to manage a company’s
resources. ERP systems integrate all business
management functions, including planning, inventory/materials
management, engineering, order processing, manufacturing,
purchasing, accounting and finance, human resources,
Why implement an ERP system?
ERP software integrates all departments and functions
across a company onto a single computer system that
can serve all those different departments' particular
needs. ERP combines finance, HR, manufacturing
and distribution all together into a single, integrated
software program that runs off a single database so
that the various departments can more easily share information
and communicate with each other. This integrated
approach can have a tremendous payback provided the
software is installed and used correctly.
What are the benefits of an ERP
The benefits derived from ERP can far outweigh the
costs of the system, providing that the system is selected
carefully and is appropriate for your company from a
feature, cost, and technology standpoint. Some
of the benefits realized are:
- A single integrated system
- Streamlining processes and workflows
- Reduce redundant data entry and processes
- Establish uniform processes that are based on
recognized best business practices
- Information sharing across departments
- Improved access to information
- Improved workflow and efficiency
- Improved customer satisfaction based on improved
on-time delivery, increased quality, shortened delivery
- Reduced inventory costs resulting from better
planning, tracking and forecasting of requirements
- Turn collections faster based on better visibility
into accounts and fewer billing and/or delivery
- Decrease in vendor pricing by taking better
advantage of quantity breaks and tracking vendor
- Track actual costs of activities and perform
activity based costing
- Provide a consolidated picture of sales, inventory
An ERP system provides the solid operational backbone
manufacturers and distributors need to improve the volume
of production and fulfillment of orders while reducing
costs. By optimizing your manufacturing and distribution
operations with ERP, you'll also be able to focus on
new business opportunities.
Why should I choose Mosaic 21 Applications
for my ERP solution?
The four main reasons to choose Mosaic 21 Applications
- Software Functionality - superb user friendly
functionality to meet all your business process
- Technology platform - ensures the security and
integrity of enterprise data while providing the
lowest total cost of ownership
- Proven Implementation Control - with the Mosaic Implementation
Methodology (MIM) you are ensured an expeditious
and successful implementation
- Industry Knowledge and Expertise - Mosaic's
resources have real world experience in the manufacturing
and distribution industries
Mosaic Data Solutions offers the functionality, technology
platform, industry knowledge and implementation expertise
to help you realize the full benefits of an ERP solution.
What are the supported platforms
for Mosaic 21 Applications?
Mosaic 21 Applications are IBM Server Proven and
run on the powerful IBM iSeries and AS/400 Advanced Midrange Computers.
This platform is the most flexible, stable, secure,
and evolving suite of computers available. As
the IBM iSeries evolves to include multiple operating
environments, Mosaic Data Solutions will be supported
on other operating systems like UNIX, Linux, Windows
and AIX. Find out why the iSeries is the right platform for your
How does the total cost of ownership
(TCO) of the iSeries compare with other platforms?
The five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is 90+%
greater for Unix servers and Standard Intel Architecture
Servers (SIAS) than for the IBM eServer iSeries servers. See this IDC study.
What is the timeline to implement
the Mosaic 21 solution?
The time to implement can be affected by many factors
including customizations, process re-engineering, customer
resource time and availability, and testing. However,
many of our customers implement the Mosaic 21 Applications
in less than 90 days.
What kind of training do you offer?
Training is conducted on a Just-In-Time basis to
minimize the time span between training and application
of training to daily tasks. Training is done on-site
and in the same environment that will be used once the
ERP system goes live. This helps to re-enforce
the knowledge transfer and practical use after "Go Live".
What is the cost to implement the
Mosaic 21 Applications?
The cost of the Mosaic 21 Applications is based on
the number modules that are licensed with the base system.
While we cannot post actual figures on our web site,
we are proud to say that we offer a solution that meets
the criteria of most budgets: our software is affordable
to small and mid-sized businesses. The industry
average cost for an ERP implementation can be as much
as two to three times the cost of the software.
The cost of implementing the Mosaic 21 Applications
are a fraction of the cost of the system.
How do you license your software?
Like all ERP software, Mosaic 21 Applications are
licensed, not sold. Unlike other ERP software,
Mosaic 21 Applications are licensed and installed on
a "per processor" basis, meaning that the number of
concurrent users which can access the system is unlimited.
This is an advantage to the growing enterprise because
your yearly ERP budget is fixed and not dependent on
the addition of users as your business expands.
The Mosaic 21 license requires participation in our
Annual Maintenance program, which provides you with
all product updates as well as access to Mosaic Data
Solutions acclaimed support. Your first maintenance
invoice will not be received until 90 days after installation
and is based on a standard of 15% of list price.
Can I purchase individual modules?
Modules can be purchase individually. Some
modules have integrated functionality and must be purchased
Can I purchase source code for
Mosaic 21 Applications?
Yes, source code can be purchased for each of the
modules. Modifications to the original source
code will affect the maintenance contract of base applications.
Mosaic Data Solutions provides a way for you to customized
your modules without affecting the base applications.
Are Mosaic 21 Applications available
in a GUI or browser format?
Mosaic Data Solutions maintains a commitment to dependability
and ease of use of our applications. The character
based mode continues to be the most stable environment
available. Mosaic Data Solutions maintains an
ongoing development effort to develop a Graphical User
Interface (GUI) which will be released when it is proven
to be as stable as the current character based system.
For a limited time, new customers will receive the GUI
upgrade as a part of the license agreement.
Is the story I heard about Mosaic
Data Solutions and the Tornado true?
It's true. Check out IBM's "The Legends of iSeries". The "Tornado" story
is a true account of Mosaic Data Solutions survival
of a tornado. HTML Version.