What is ERP?

Our eduTrac enterprise edition is a student information system as well as an ERP. However, most people are somewhat confused as to what an ERP is or what makes an ERP unique. The ERP SoftwareBlog has a great article entitled, What Is ERP? Where Does This Term Come From and Can It Help My Business?. It gives a clear definition of what an ERP is as well as a bit of history on the evolution of an ERP.