Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning vendor evaluation into a proposed ERP selection methodology
by Stavros T. Ponis, Ilias P. Tatsiopoulos, Konstantinos C. Tsitsiriggos, Ioannis T. Christou
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2007

Abstract: This study pinpoints the absence of any literature on the vendor's process of analysing, designing, developing and delivering the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and identifies the need for a selection methodology that includes a targeted set of criteria covering these areas. We aim to address this issue by defining the term ERP Supply Chain, describing its core processes and by proposing ERP selection methodology that takes into account its main characteristics, thus providing a holistic approach and increasing ERP selection process' efficiency. In doing so, the basic steps of the methodology are presented followed by a set of selection criteria categorised within the three stages of the selection process and interrelated with the specific steps of ERP vendor's supply chain. In addition, in order to support our arguments and present a more applicable view of the proposed methodology, a case study from the Greek Gas and Oil industry is briefly presented.

Online publication date: Mon, 23-Apr-2007

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