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Planning for ERP systems: analysis and future trend

Injazz J. Chen (College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Business Process Management Journal

ISSN: 1463-7154

Article publication date: 1 December 2001



The successful implementation of various enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems has provoked considerable interest over the last few years. Management has recently been enticed to look toward these new information technologies and philosophies of manufacturing for the key to survival or competitive edges. Although there is no shortage of glowing reports on the success of ERP installations, many companies have tossed millions of dollars in this direction with little to show for it. Since many of the ERP failures today can be attributed to inadequate planning prior to installation, we choose to analyze several critical planning issues including needs assessment and choosing a right ERP system, matching business process with the ERP system, understanding the organizational requirements, and economic and strategic justification. In addition, this study also identifies new windows of opportunity as well as challenges facing companies today as enterprise systems continue to evolve and expand.



Chen, I.J. (2001), "Planning for ERP systems: analysis and future trend", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 7 No. 5, pp. 374-386.




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