Enterprise Resource Planning System: Issues and Implementation

Enterprise Resource Planning System: Issues and Implementation

Edward T. Chen (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-969-9.ch044
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the method of trying to unify all processes within an organization into one software system or database. Enterprise Resource Planning Projects should not be entered into lightly. Not only are ERP projects a new software program to learn, but they are a new way of thinking. This chapter provides a brief history of ERP; follows by the advantages and disadvantages of ERP for organizations considering the adoption of ERP. The next section introduces various strategies of ERP implementation with a list of ERP software vendors. ERP is a long-term IT investment. The total cost of ownership is analyzed and discussed with several cases of ERP implementation.

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