The implementation of ERP systems in Iranian manufacturing SMEs

Rezaeian, Maryam and Wynn, Martin G (2016) The implementation of ERP systems in Iranian manufacturing SMEs. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 9 (3/4). pp. 600-614. ISSN 1942-2679

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Abstract

The quest to implement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to support all main business functions has been actively pursued by in-house IT departments, software vendors and third party consultancies for over three decades. It remains a key element of many companies’ information systems strategy in the developed world, and increasingly, in the developing world. In the specific context of Iranian SMEs, there has been relatively little research on information systems in general, and very little specifically on ERP systems projects. This paper attempts to help address this dearth in the existing literature by examining three case studies of ERP systems deployment in Iranian manufacturing SMEs. It investigates the underlying information systems strategies and examines how this has been implemented in the core process areas of these companies. The analysis is based on a conceptual model that combines defined implementation phases with change dimensions and elements, which provide the basis for the development of an implementation framework for subsequent ERP projects in this business and technology environment.

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Article Type: Article
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Technology
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 04:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4264

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