An introduction to basic enterprise resource planning concepts
by Thomas R. Gulledge, Rainer A. Sommer, Jimmy P. Vincent Jr
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development (IJMED), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2005

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.

Online publication date: Wed, 16-Feb-2005

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