EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF FREE/OPEN SOURCE ERP SYSTEMS

Lerina Aversano, Igino Pennino, Maria Tortorella

Abstract

The selection and adoption of open source ERP projects can significantly impact the competitiveness of organizations. Small and Medium Enterprises have to deal with major difficulties due to the limited resources available for performing the selection process. This paper proposes a framework for evaluating the quality of Open Source ERP systems. The framework is obtained through a specialization of a more general one, called EFFORT (Evaluation Framework for Free/Open souRce projects). The usefulness of the framework is investigated through a case study.

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in Harvard Style

Aversano L., Pennino I. and Tortorella M. (2010). EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF FREE/OPEN SOURCE ERP SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-04-1, pages 75-83. DOI: 10.5220/0002971900750083


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis10,
author={Lerina Aversano and Igino Pennino and Maria Tortorella},
title={EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF FREE/OPEN SOURCE ERP SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={75-83},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002971900750083},
isbn={978-989-8425-04-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF FREE/OPEN SOURCE ERP SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-8425-04-1
AU - Aversano L.
AU - Pennino I.
AU - Tortorella M.
PY - 2010
SP - 75
EP - 83
DO - 10.5220/0002971900750083