Review of misfit issues between ERP principles and organisations

Pan, Yu-Chun and Tang, Yinshan (2010) Review of misfit issues between ERP principles and organisations. In: 2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology (2010 ICEMT), 2-4 Nov 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

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Abstract

ERP is designed to improve data exchange among different functional areas of an organisation with the primary aims of improving management efficiency and business benefit. However in practice, for some companies this benefit does not always balance with cost. Effective data and information exchange relies upon business standardisation which, has also caused a misfit between implementing non-standardised organisation processes and ERP systems. Many solutions have been proposed, however ERP implementation still remains difficult and troublesome. In this paper, we have discussed the mismatch between the pragmatic requirements and the semantic capabilities of existing ERP systems. The current process-oriented ERP system does not provide a flexible business solution and easy implementation. We proposed a new ERP design principle to ensure seamless data exchange under current organisation structure. Instead of developing ERP according to the functional structure, we extended the concept of workflow management and proposed the concept that the ERP application should be based on product outputs. Each application is made to facilitate the creation of a product and can easily be configured for a new product line and modified for changing production flow. A product-level information sharing structure can potentially solve current ERP implementation issues and therefore be the subject for further research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9781424486168
Identifier: 10.1109/ICEMT.2010.5657545
Page Range: pp. 65-69
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic data interchange, enterprise resource planning, workflow management software, ERP principles, ERP systems, business benefit, data exchange, enterprise resource planning, management efficiency, misfit issues, nonstandardised organisation processes, packaged business, information system, Best practices, Companies, Information systems, Organizational aspects, Production, Software, product-level information sharing structure, workflow management
Subjects: Computing
Business and finance
Depositing User: Yu-Chun Pan
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 13:36
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 15:00
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1502

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