Title: Change management issues in Federated ERP systems: an approach for identifying requirements and possible solutions

Authors: Sven Abels, Nico Brehm, Axel Hahn, Jorge Marx Gomez

Addresses: Abelssoft, 26131 Oldenburg, Germany. ' Department of Business Information Systems, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany. ' Department of Business Information Systems, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany. ' Department of Business Information Systems, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, the domain of Federated Enterprise Resource Planning (FERP) systems is described. FERP systems consist of several service-oriented systems that implement the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) functionality in a distributed manner. Within this context, this paper focuses on challenges and requirements that arise when updating systems and changing their orchestration. This paper describes similarities to change management issues of conventional ERP systems and it describes emerging issues that appear when dealing with a distributed ERP system. Moreover, this paper introduces possible solutions in order to ease the process of changes.

Keywords: federated enterprise resource planning; FERP systems; change management; enterprise resource planning; ERP implementation; component interaction; web services; information systems; distributed ERP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISCM.2006.011202

International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.318 - 335

Available online: 30 Oct 2006

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