Authors: Charles Moller
Addresses: Department of Business Studies, Aarhus School of Business, Fuglesangs Alle 4, DK-8210 Aarhus, Denmark
Abstract: Standardised Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) are increasingly setting the agenda and the pace for the development of many organisations. Organisations are required not only to establish effective business processes but also to accommodate for changing business conditions. The vendors are offering a new generation of EIS aimed outside of the organisation, and companies are rapidly adopting these systems. The paper argues that a new EIS landscape is emerging. The research methodology applied is a review of the findings from four previous studies and the lessons learned from EIS transformation cases. This paper discusses future challenges for research on EIS, and it concludes that the EIS industry has a significant and increasing impact on enterprises due to the EIS enabled transformation of the business. Consequently, continued management of EIS after going-live is required, but most important, EIS research needs to refocus on the EIS technology landscape and embrace this new challenge.
Keywords: enterprise information systems; EIS management; enterprise resource planning; ERP; supply chain management; SCM; EIS transformation; EIS technology.
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2007 Vol.3 No.4, pp.426 - 442
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