HESITANCY IN COMMITTING TO LARGE-SCALE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS - Experiences at a Multi-national Corporation

Chris Barry, Wojtek Sikorski

Abstract

While early cited benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or enterprise systems remain for the most part highly desirable, it is often the case that the promise of delivery differs from reality. Many now agree that achieving enterprise systems benefits is complex, cumbersome, risky and expensive. Furthermore many ERP projects do not fully achieve expectations. This paper takes a critical lens to the prospect of a firm achieving enterprise systems’ benefits and presents the findings of a case study that examines the underlying managerial and organizational reasons of one multi-national enterprise for, at least, postponing ERP implementation. It reveals a rich picture of implementation motivators, inhibitors and the perceived and real benefits of enterprise systems.

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Barry C. and Sikorski W. (2008). HESITANCY IN COMMITTING TO LARGE-SCALE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS - Experiences at a Multi-national Corporation . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-36-4, pages 282-289. DOI: 10.5220/0001706402820289


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Chris Barry and Wojtek Sikorski},
title={HESITANCY IN COMMITTING TO LARGE-SCALE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS - Experiences at a Multi-national Corporation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={282-289},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001706402820289},
isbn={978-989-8111-36-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - HESITANCY IN COMMITTING TO LARGE-SCALE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS - Experiences at a Multi-national Corporation
SN - 978-989-8111-36-4
AU - Barry C.
AU - Sikorski W.
PY - 2008
SP - 282
EP - 289
DO - 10.5220/0001706402820289