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Identifying Success Factors Implementing ERP in Small Organisations
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Running Head: ERP IN SMALL ORGANISATIONS Identifying Success Factors of Implementing ERP in Small Organisations [Name] [University] Identifying Success Factors of Implementing ERP in Small Organisations Background ERP systems are computer software packages that enable companies to manage all of their operations, such as sales, manufacturing, inventory, accounting, etc.
The market for ERP systems continues to grow faster than any other software market (Al-Mashari et al., 2003) with significant number of companies worldwide have already implemented an ERP system (Mabert et al., 2003a). The vast scope of an ERP system magnifies the typical "risk-reward" relationship of any business initiative. Davenport (1998) described ERP systems as profoundly complex pieces of software that require large investments of money, time and expertise. Correspondingly, he stated that although implementing an ERP system could deliver great rewards for a company, implementation failure could be fatal. In fact, many well- known companies experienced significant challenges implementing their ERP systems. This led researchers to provide insight into what organisations could do to increase their chances of implementation success, resulting in the identification of ERP system implementation Critical Success Factors (CSFs) (Al-Fawaz, Al-Salti, & Eldabi, 2008). ...
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