The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future presents an investigation into the rationale for ERP by raising key questions that managers should ask themselves prior to considering ERP, including processes that should be followed in planning when acquiring ERP.
It concentrates on the impact of ERP on the organization, in particular on what happens to the core competencies of a firm when it sacrifices most of what it once knew and implements a totally new piece of software covering most, if not all, aspects of its business, and suggests steps that can be taken to ensure that the ERP packages purchased by the organization are proposed so prospective organizations can integrate the new software with current systems rather than obliterating those known successful quantities that have taken years of trial and error.
About the Authors
Frédéric Adam is senior lecturer in the Business Information Systems Group at University College Cork (Ireland) and a senior researcher with the Executive Systems Research Centre (ESRC). He holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland and Université Paris VI (France). His research has been published in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Systèmes d’Information et Management and Journal of Decision Systems for which he is now editor-in-chief. He is the co-author of the Manager’s Guide to Current Issues in IT and Postgraduate Research (Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, Ireland).
David Sammon is a lecturer in Business Information Systems at University College Cork, Ireland. David holds a BA in Economics and an MSc in Management Information Systems from University College Cork. His current research interests focus on decision making and organizational experiences around data warehousing, enterprise resource planning systems implementation, and ASP adoption. He has presented his research at major international conferences in Europe and in t he U.S. and has published in top ranking international journals including Information Systems Journal and DATABASE.