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Critical Success Factors in “Best of Breed” ERP Implementation

Critical Success Factors in “Best of Breed” ERP Implementation
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Author(s): Mary Sumner (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA) and Joseph Bradley (University of Missouri–Rolla, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch121
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

The research on ERP project challenges and critical success factors deals with large-scale ERP implementation using a single, organization-wide ERP package. The integrated nature of ERP software provides an incentive to implement a single ERP solution. However, the “best of breed” approach where the organization picks and chooses ERP modules which best support its business processes from various vendors is an alternative strategy. By examining the experiences of two organizations, this study identifies the critical success factors associated with the “best of breed” approach and the differences between these critical success factors and the critical success factors associated with implementing a single vendor ERP.

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