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"Going Live Is Not The End Of The ERP Journey"
The benefits companies expect from their ERP systems often occur over a period of time rather than occurring immediately. Accordingly many companies suppose that their ERP journey is ongoing. While ERP systems provide some benefits to all companies, some companies achieve more benefits than others. Researchers and analysts describe these differing benefits as a result of companies being at different stages of their ERP system journey or maturity.
Show this concept a company's ERP systems journey and how benefits may vary.
Discuss the statement using case study examples (from literature searches) to demonstrate different company's experiences.
Your paper should include the subsequent areas:
• Why an ERP systems journey may never end
• What are the possible stages in an ERP systems journey?
• What are the potential benefits of each stage?
• Identify the drivers and barriers for companies to move from one stage to the next.
Your task is produce a wordsresearch paper which discusses the issues relating to the above. The paper should show a depth and breadth of reading and should be appropriately referenced. The paper should be referenced using the Harvard referencing standards and formatting according to the approved style guide.
The footer must include your name, student ID, and page number.
You must visit for some general help on academic writing especially the sections on ‘writing an introduction' and ‘answering the question'.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
NEVER ENDING JOURNEY ‘ERP’ 5-7
STAGES IN ERP SYSTEM JOURNEY 7-10
POTENTIAL BENEFITS 11-12
DRIVERS AND BARRIERS 13-14
“GOING LIVE IS NOT THE END OF ERP JOURNEY”
“ERP” commonly known as Enterprise Resource Planning is generally meant to be an enterprise wide information system that helps to maintain a proper flow of information and helps the enterprises to coordinate all resources and activities within an organization. The main reason behind choosing ERP as the ultimate solution is that it can potentially reduce costs accompanied with improved efficiencies and much better decision making. ERP provides solutions for best use of the possible resources available with any enterprise.
While a survey in the year 2010 survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group of Small and Medium Businesses regarding the factors that drove them to implement an ERP solution, it was cited by nearly half the people that the need of ERP is to reduce costs and also to improve net operating margins followed by the customer service which was the second most cited reason by the people.