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SAP/R3 as Part of a Federated ERP System Environment

SAP/R3 as Part of a Federated ERP System Environment
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Author(s): Nico Brehm (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany), Jorge Marx Gomez (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany) and Claus Rautenstrauch (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch238
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complex software systems and consist of many software components which provide specific functionality. Such ERP systems depend on very large-scale infrastructures like servers and networking technology, which are very expensive to install and to maintain. Particularly small and mediumsized enterprises cannot afford such systems because of the high costs that are connected to the purchase, installation, customizing and maintenance of large ERP systems like SAP®/R3™. This proposal describes a model which allows the provision of SAP/R3 internal functionality to various ERP-Clients. The new idea is that a number of enterprises can share their future IT-costs by applying the proposed model which includes an SAP/R3 system in a Federated ERP (FERP) system environment. In this context SAP/R3 is taken as an example for large ERP systems.

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