This guide is designed to familiarize you with the most important aspects of ERP data management, including data collection, analysis, and monitoring strategies. Think of it as a checklist for planning the data management of your ERP and finding ways to reduce manual (non-automated) operations. ERP is typically just one of a number of programs competing for resources. By planning ahead, you can automate many parts of the program, greatly reducing the cost and resources needed to support the program while potentially expanding your compliance monitoring efforts. The guide includes lessons learned and suggested best practices from states that have already implemented ERP data management strategies. These are woven into the discussion as illustrations and examples of how good data management can enhance the effectiveness and viability of ERP.