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Modeling of enterprise information systems implementation: a preliminary investigation
Author(s): Yahaya Y. Yusuf; M. S. Abthorpe; Angappa Gunasekaran; D. Al-Dabass; Spencer Onuh
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Paper Abstract

The business enterprise has never been in greater need of Agility and the current trend will continue unabated well into the future. It is now recognized that information system is both the foundation and a necessary condition for increased responsiveness. A successful implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can help a company to move towards delivering on its competitive objectives as it enables suppliers to reach out to customers beyond the borders of traditional market defined by geography. The cost of implementation, even when it is successful, could be significant. Bearing in mind the potential strategic benefits, it is important that the implementation project is managed effectively. To this end a project cost model against which to benchmark ongoing project expenditure versus activities completed has been proposed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4566, Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management, (1 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443153
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Yahaya Y. Yusuf, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. S. Abthorpe, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Angappa Gunasekaran, Univ. of Massachusetts/Dartmouth (United States)
D. Al-Dabass, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Spencer Onuh, Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4566:
Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management
Angappa Gunasekaran; Yahaya Y. Yusuf, Editor(s)

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