One common misconception is that ERP implementation is too expensive. In fact, one major issue is that companies implemented many “enhancements”. This practice increases the implementation costs as well as maintenance costs.

In many cases, we have to develop additional enhancements because prior projects did not adopt standard functionality of ERP system and developed unnecessary enhancement. This is what I called “Enhance The Enhancement”.

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Supply Chain Efficiency : IT Perspective

The goal of a supply chain is to have right product at the right place at the right time and at the right price. These are the traditional touchstones of supply chain success.  Each dimension has its strategical, tactical and operational …

Benefit Realisation in ERP Implementation

This article deals with benefit realisation in enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation process. ERP benefits cannot be fully realised unless implementation is fully responsible by benefit owners (business) and managed as a business program. On this basis, this dissertation seeks …

Benefit Realization – Introduction

Since the mid-1990s, organizations have abandoned legacy systems in favor of commercial software packages variously called enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), enterprise-wide systems or enterprise systems (Somes et al, 2003). The pace with which organizations have been implemented ERP systems …

Benefit Realisation – The Evolution of ERP System

The origins of ERP systems can be traced back to the development of standard systems for the planning and control of manufacturing. Staying away from technological aspects of ERP evolution, the driving force behind the evolution of each stage correlate …

Benefit Realisation – ERP and Business

3.1 Introduction Henley (1999) identifies two general relationships between strategy (or competitive advantage) and information systems: • The general strategic direction of an organisation drives the strategic direction needed for its information resource. This is what is called “aligning IT …

Benefit Realisation – Critical Success Factors

4.1 IntroductionThe alignment between ERP and organisation’s strategy, structure and business processes reduces the risk of ERP implementation from strategic perspective. However, risk during implementation process and corresponding change management issues can be underestimated. In fact, 65% percent of executives …

Benefit Realisation

According to AMR Research (2002), the overall ERP penetration has reached 67 percent. This means that two-thirds of the companies are using or implementing ERP systems. While most of ERP literature have focused on factors influencing implementation success (see Chapter …