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Title: Investigating factors influencing the decision making process for ERP adoption and implementation: An exploratory case study
Authors: Al-Fawaz, K
Eldabi, T
Kamal, M
Keywords: ERP;Critical Success Factors (CSF);Perspectives;Adoption;Implementation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2011 (EMCIS2011)
Abstract: The rapid developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have resulted into a borderless business environment along with an amplified market competition. Traversing through such a trend globally, organisations have significantly focused on adopting and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to automate their prime business processes, enhance organisational productivity with lower costs and prompt service delivery to fulfil consumer demands. Thus, ERP systems are considered as a principal source to provide imperative information vital for strategic decision making process. On the contrary, ERP systems adoption and implementation is also highly considered as a challenging and expensive process that not only requires rigorous efforts but also demands to have an exhaustive investigation of influential factors that are critical to the adoption and implementation of ERP systems. A plethora of research studies have been theorised exploring factors influencing the decision making process for ERP adoption and implementation; however, the authors claim that these studies are not filtered comprehensively in terms of the different perspectives. Notwithstanding, the implications of such research have yet to be assessed, leaving scope for timeliness and novel research. This paper thus focuses on the ERP critical success factors from five different perspectives such as: stakeholders; process; technology; organisation; and project based on the literature analysis. These perspectives comprise of 24 factors that are imperative for a successful ERP adoption and implementation, which are validated through a qualitative single case study based research. The empirical findings illustrate that these factor help realise significant benefits such as reducing costs and saving time or extra effort.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-85-7
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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