Jim Odhiambo Otieno


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have transformed the way organizations go about the process of providing information systems. They promise to provide an off-the-shelf solution to the information needs of organizations. Despite that promise, implementation projects are plagued with much publicized failures and abandoned projects. Efforts to make ERP systems successful in organizations are facing challenges. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to investigate the challenges faced by organisations implementing ERP systems in Kenya based on consultant point of view. Based on the factors identified from the interview, a survey was administered to ERP consultants from five Kenyan organisations that were identified as having a key role in ERP systems implementation in their firms in order to assess the criticality of the identified challenges. A factor analysis of these items identified six underlying dimensions. The findings of this study should provide to management of firms implementing ERP systems a better understanding of the likely challenges they may face and put in place appropriate measure to help in mitigating the risk of implementation failures.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Odhiambo Otieno J. (2008). ERP IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES - Vendors’ Perspective . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-36-4, pages 505-510. DOI: 10.5220/0001714605050510

in Bibtex Style

author={Jim Odhiambo Otieno},
title={ERP IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES - Vendors’ Perspective},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
SN - 978-989-8111-36-4
AU - Odhiambo Otieno J.
PY - 2008
SP - 505
EP - 510
DO - 10.5220/0001714605050510