Selection And Implementation Of Enterprise Resource Planning Process In A Small And Medium Organisation

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[Selection and Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning Process in a Small and Medium Organisation]



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This research examines the demand for the level of speculation in training and consultancy necessary to productively apply and work small and medium sized organizations (SMO)-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in SMOs. ERP implementations are becoming more common. ERP in the beginning was considered only for bigger organizations. It became software to execute even at small company establishments, with the computers becoming cheaper for stipulation that were a dream 20 years ago and the diffusion prices of many ERP systems, the marketplace became loaded with trade specific ERP systems that can be bought and implemented even by small organizations. With business specific ERP systems one would have expected to have a standard procedure. This is not true, not all companies do their business in the same manner. An ERP system will force a specific way of doing things and this will limit the selling abilities to companies. Even if the implemented ERP system was exactly the company needs, it is most likely that the corporation will not be the same with time; much equipment can change in a business that would make altering the way things.

Table of Contents


Background of the study7

Problem Statement7

Research Aims and Objectives7

Significance of the Study7

Rationale/ Nature of the study8

Research Questions8



Research Design12

Methodology for this research12

Literature Search13

Keywords used13


Sample size13

Limitations of the study13

Sampling technique14

Research instruments14

Data collection methods14

Ethical concerns in study14

Critical evaluation of available options:15

Gap analysis and re-engineering15

Installation and configuration15

Team Training15

Testing and pilot evaluation16



Chapter 1: Introduction

Background of the study

The extant publications on ERP, as well as established business practices taken up by the most of ERP vendors and trainers, proposes that in alignment to implement and function ERP systems competently, a training model encompassing an comprehensive training period, and often using external advisors, is a essential condition.

Different in-depth case investigations have been undertook in this research on a UK-based SMO-specific ERP systems vendor, which sustain that their SMO-specific ERP systems can be applied and functioned competently with only five days of prescribed training and no added consultancy.

Problem Statement

The problem of the statement will be to discuss the implementation of ERP systems in Small and medium organizations and effective operation with just a few days formal training.

Research Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of this research will evaluate the validity of this claim, and investigates the basis for the training model related to the implementation of ERP systems.

Whether ERP systems are sufficient for users to successfully implement and operate SMO-specific ...
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