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Information Management and Enterprise Resource Planning: An Analysis of the Medical Products Distribution Chain

Information Management and Enterprise Resource Planning: An Analysis of the Medical Products Distribution Chain
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Author(s): Gleison Lopes Fonseca (Centro Universitário Hermínio Ometto, Brazil), Ildeberto Aparecido Rodello (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) and Pedro Fernandes da Anunciação (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 16
Source title: Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): George Leal Jamil (InescTec, Portugal), António Lucas Soares (University of Porto, Portugal) and Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (FUMEC University, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0973-8.ch019

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Abstract

Information technology has become one of the great advantages of modern enterprises, especially assisting in the optimization, information management and value creation. Among the reasons that prompted this change is the use of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), mainly adopted by large enterprises, since its adoption involves high investment and complexity for implementation, hindering its spread among smaller companies. Several studies have discussed the benefits generated by the adoption of ERP systems in enterprises as well as costs involved in the deployment process. The focus of this research is to present and discuss, through a conceptual approach, these different views on the costs and benefits of these systems, focusing on the different ways of generating value systems that provide information to businesses through ERP. The results showed that the discussion about the value of ERP for companies not yet consolidated and with increasing importance of information systems, ERP was regarded as a strategic tool in the search for greater competitiveness, transcending its value and importance for companies of their internal processes for a relationship of greater importance in business strategy.

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