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International Journal of Business Information Systems
International Journal of Business Information Systems


Special issue on: "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT infrastructures: a Managerial and Technical Perspective"

Guest Editors:
Prof. S. Parthasarathy, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India
Prof. Maya Daneva, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects appear to be a dream coming true. ERP is an integrated software solution to manage an organisation's core business and information processing needs. It supports a process-oriented view of the business and increases the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise-wide as well as inter-enterprise business processes. ERP projects have the Herculean task of seamlessly supporting and integrating a full range of business processes, uniting functional islands and making their data visible across the organisation in real time.

Though ERP is a packaged software solution, most of the current research addresses managerial, social, and organisational issues during ERP implementation and use. Less emphasis is being given to the technical challenges and issues during the ERP implementation. This special issue bridges this gap by focusing on the challenges and opportunities during the ERP implementation including both project management and technical perspective. Specifically, it addresses the:

  • Information technology (IT) infrastructures for ERP and its related technologies
  • Technical requirements and software engineering solutions for the ERP implementation.

This special issue seeks to provide a viaduct between those conducting research on managerial and technical surface of ERP.

Subject Coverage
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Technical requirements for ERP system
  • Project management practices during ERP implementation
  • Agile software engineering approaches for ERP
  • Requirements specification for ERP
  • ERP software selection process
  • Risk management during ERP implementation
  • Configuration management for ERP
  • Software quality assurance
  • Information security
  • Software components for ERP
  • Software reusability
  • Knowledge engineering for ERP
  • Case studies on MIS, DSS and CRM enabled ERP
  • IT architectures for ERP
  • Performance evaluation of an ERP system
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Applications of stochastic modelling

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of full papers: 31 December, 2009

Notification for revision/acceptance after review: 28 February, 2010

Final submission: 31 March, 2010