Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the dominant strategic platform for supporting enterprise‐wide business processes. However, it has been criticised for being inflexible and not meeting specific organisation and industry requirements. An alternative, best of breed (BoB), integrates components of standard package and/or custom software. The objective is to develop enterprise systems that are more closely aligned with the business processes of an organisation. A case study of a BoB implementation facilitates a comparative analysis of the issues associated with this strategy and the single vendor ERP alternative. The paper illustrates the differences in complexity of implementation, levels of functionality, business process alignment potential and associated maintenance.
Light, B., Holland, C.P. and Wills, K. (2001), "ERP and best of breed: a comparative analysis", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 216-224. https://doi.org/10.1108/14637150110392683Download as .RIS
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