Avis Europe had planned to implement this same system for their enterprise but the implementation of the project was cancelled after a $54.5 million investment. The lack of planning and inability to indentify requirements led to the failure of the ERP system even before it was officially implemented. By remaining focused on the objectives and careful planning the failure at avis Europe could have been avoided.
The information technology industry has seen rapid growth over a period of time. Organizations are continuously looking for excellent quality software to enhance their productivity and profits. Despite the millions of dollars invested in implementing various information systems, organizations still encounter serious problems and failures during as well as following the implementation.
Management Information System (MIS) failures occur all around the world in all kinds of organizations ranging from retailers to government organizations. There is a list of such failures which occurred in history and cost organizations millions of dollars in losses. some of the most notable IT failures in history include Hudson Bay Co. (Canada) which faced inventory problems which led to losses of over $33.3 million; Hewlett-Packard Co. (UK) which suffered $160 million loss as a result of a faulty ERP system; McDonald’s Corp. spent $170 million on information system purchase but later cancelled the project, Hershey’s faced an ERP failure which cost the company heavily, and the list goes on. Another such company to face information technology implementation failure for the Enterprise Resource Planning system is Avis Europe.
This project aims to analyses the need for the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning system at Avis Europe and to study the problems faced by the company in the implementation which eventually