ERP Implementation in Higher Education: An Account of Pre-Implementation and Implementation Phases

ERP Implementation in Higher Education: An Account of Pre-Implementation and Implementation Phases

Adekunle Okunoye (Xavier University, USA), Mark Frolick (Xavier University, USA) and Elaine Crable (Xavier University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2006040106
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Abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems long have been known as systems that bring integration to numerous business activities within complex organizations. However, in today’s contemporary organizations, ERP systems are becoming a standard information system, irrespective of size and nature of the business. This case focuses on the implementation of an ERP system in higher education. The case covers the key stages of implementation. Particular emphasis is placed on the selection of the ERP system and the organizational dynamics involved. The implementation of the first two modules and the views of users are discussed. The depth of the case can enable managers to understand the complexity of an ERP system selection and the organizational issues involved. The analysis of the case sheds light on the activities involved in ERP projects and what to expect during the implementation stage.

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