The Factors Affecting Successful Implementation of ERP in Nanjing Manufacturing SMEs

The Factors Affecting Successful Implementation of ERP in Nanjing Manufacturing SMEs

Xi Chen (Assumption University, Thailand) and Rapeepat Techakittiroj (Assumption University, Thailand)
DOI: 10.4018/ijabim.2011070102
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in companies can be implemented to Multi National Corporation (MNC), Larger Enterprise, and Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). In China, 99% of all companies can be categorized as SMEs. With a decade of high-speed economy development after entering the 21st century, traditional Chinese SMEs want to find a new management model to improve work efficiency and increase business opportunities. This study finds the factors affecting the diffusion and successful implementation of ERP in Chinese Nanjing manufacturing SMEs. It will lead to the conclusion that ERP investment and implementation, which could be used as project guideline by the management of SMEs or companies that adopt ERP in intend to implement them. The objective is to provide Nanjing’s SMEs implementing ERP with knowledge about ERP implementation factors.
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Companies began to use enterprise resource planning system to help organizations managing resources during 1990s. ERP system is one of the most popular for organizations in recent years. Davenport (1998) suggests that ERP will be the best important tool in the corporate use of information technology (IT). The ERP system is integrated software solutions that cover all of the business processes and departments to gain a holistic view of the business (Ehie & Madsen, 2005).

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