Title: An introduction to basic enterprise resource planning concepts
Authors: Thomas R. Gulledge, Rainer A. Sommer, Jimmy P. Vincent Jr
Addresses: Enterprise Engineering and Policy Laboratory, Mail Stop 2E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA. ' Enterprise Engineering and Policy Laboratory, Mail Stop 2E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA. ' Enterprise Business Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation, 3190 Fairview Park Drive, Mail Stop B660, Falls Church, VA 22040, USA
Abstract: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have dominated the large-scale business implementation landscape for over a decade. To that end, this research paper addresses some common misconceptions and planning difficulties encountered when such a system must eventually meet head-on with corporate values, culture and strategic initiatives. Although an ERP system is quite useful in integrating business processes within a common information technology platform, it does not provide much help in linking organisational strategic planning initiatives and objective measurement to the integrated processes that are implied by the software.
Keywords: enterprise resource planning; ERP integration; strategic planning; vertical integration; horizontal integration; enterprise application integration; EAI.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.2, pp.204 - 218
Published online: 16 Feb 2005 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article