3 reasons why you need an ERP monitoring tool
A slight drop in the performance of your ERP system can cause a tremendous loss of revenue, especially if it’s not resolved in time. Maintaining a business infrastructure with good health and availability is imperative for any company, but monitoring such complex environments can be pretty challenging. This is where an ERP monitoring software can come in handy.
Understand your interconnected ERP environment
ERP systems can be quite complex, with many interconnected modules for scalability. At the same time, the multitude of modules can make monitoring and troubleshooting hard, particularly if a problem in one module causes issues in other dependent modules.
Thus, it’s always a good decision to use an ERP monitoring tool like PRTG by Paessler to get a better overview of your ERP system and understand how different components interconnect and work together.
Visualize your data in a single pane of glass
Enterprises often opt for implementing different ERP solutions based on their needs. A common solution that many companies use is an SAP ERP system. Regardless of whether you choose SAP or other ERP suites, however, having a holistic and detailed view of how your ERP is performing is key to monitoring your ERP system’s infrastructure.
With PRTG ERP monitoring software, you can therefore not only track and view important metrics of your ERP system in real time, but also visualize all data in highly customizable dashboards and maps.
Avoid unnecessary downtime
An ERP monitoring tool can also help ensure peak performance and uninterrupted availability so that you avoid costly downtime and make sure you meet your company’s SLAs. You can monitor the KPIs that are crucial for your ERP modules, such as the events and tasks running on the underlying system and information about the according business processes.
You can view these KPIs on a dashboard and get an overview of all the important events in just one place. And with PRTG, you can even customize the dashboards according to your needs.
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What ERP monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring your ERP system. Show database, business process & performance metrics in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot ERP monitoring issues.
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PRTG: The only ERP monitoring tool you need
Monitoring your ERP system with PRTG is the best way to stay on top of things and deal with problems before they cause real trouble and even become business critical. Here’s why PRTG is the ideal solution for you.
How PRTG defines sensors
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
Get started quickly & easily
There’s no need to hire ERP system consultants to help you get started with PRTG. Our agentless monitoring solution is easy to set up and takes just a few minutes to install. Use the automatic network discovery to automatically scan your network for devices and applications that make up your ERP system.
Keep your database healthy
The database is perhaps the most crucial component of the ERP system since it contains all business-critical data. This is where PRTG has got you thoroughly covered. It offers preconfigured sensors for commonly used databases (MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL) out-of-the-box. If your ERP system runs a native database, you can also use the custom ADO SQL v2 sensor or the EXE/Script Advanced sensor.
Check business processes
An ERP system is responsible for the smooth running of business processes, which makes them crucial to monitor. With the Business Process sensor of PRTG, you can get an overview of your whole ERP system. The sensor consolidates monitoring data from the different applications, processes, devices etc. that you add to it. And if there’s a problem and you need to check a process, PRTG alerts you in time so that you can remediate the issue.
Use dedicated SAP sensors
SAP is one of the biggest and most commonly used ERP systems and thanks to some of our partners, we offer custom sensors for SAP with our ERP monitoring tool. What’s more: These sensors come with a 30-day trial, so you can first test the solution to determine if it matches your business needs before going ahead with the investment.
Identify bottlenecks in real time
Our PRTG ERP monitoring solution makes it easy to identify problems that slow down your ERP applications. Configure thresholds for performance to know things are going south as soon as there’s a drop in performance without going through a vast collection of logs. Perform root cause analysis and benefit from live alerting to instantly respond to crucial events and resolve problems faster.
Monitor server hardware
In case of an outage, it’s important to determine the exact cause and location of the problem, whether your ERP system is running in the cloud or on-premises. To do that, you need to make sure that the server your database relies on has sufficient resources. This means you need to monitor all the physical and virtual server involved, as well as networking devices like firewalls, routers, and switches.
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ERP monitoring: FAQ
An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is a software solution that integrates and manages core business processes across an organization. It provides a centralized platform for businesses to streamline their operations and effectively manage various functions such as finance, human resources, procurement, inventory management, sales, customer relationship management (CRM), and more.
An ERP system typically consists of a suite of interconnected modules that share a common database. This enables different departments or functional areas within a company to access and share data in real-time, eliminating data silos, and promoting collaboration. The system allows for efficient tracking, monitoring, and reporting of business activities, enabling informed decision-making.
ERP monitoring refers to the practice of closely monitoring the performance, health, and usage of an ERP system. It involves the continuous monitoring of various metrics, such as system availability, response time, resource utilization, data integrity, and user activities, to ensure that the ERP system is functioning optimally and meeting the organization's needs.
Monitoring your ERP involves monitoring its different components, including the database, hardware, and business processes.
An ERP system automates and facilitates business processes and makes sure that they work smoothly. But accidents can happen, and ERP systems themselves can stop doing what they’re intended to do or even shut down completely. Just a small miscalculated configuration in your container or service on your part, for example, can result in a drop in the performance of your application, cause costly downtime, and even end up in a loss of profit.
By monitoring your ERP, you can analyze your application’s performance and keep an eye on resource utilization so that you can run your business without any bottlenecks or problems – you see potential issues before they actually hit your system.
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.
On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
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