Kumar, P. (2010). Successful implementation of ERP in a large organization International journal of engineering science and technology. Vol. 2(7), 3218-3224. Retrieved from http://www.ijest.info/docs/IJEST10-02-07-151.pdf
The problem presented by Joseph-Armand Bombardier is the upcoming third round of ERP implementation in his organization. Even though a big improvement over the efficiency and success of execution between the first ERP round (Mirabel plant) and second round (Saint-Laurent plant), there is still room for improvement.
For the last two decades, Enterprise Resource Planning systems significantly attracted the industries’ attention. However, ERP implementations is considered one of the most difficult to implement difficult to maintain systems. Hence, there are some critical factors which impact the success or failure of ERP implementation. These factors do not only affect the process of ERP implementation but may also impact the business as whole and in some cases it will result
This paper is a critical review of the article ‘Critical Success Factors for Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Success’ which was published in the ‘International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology’. In this review, the article summary is presented first before an analysis of its structure. The critique of the article then follows, focusing on the author’s authority, the accuracy of the article as a source of information, the currency of the article, its relevance, objectivity of the interpretation and conclusion, stability of the article as a source of information. Then an analysis of the tables is presented. Overall the article was clear and relevant to institutions which are implementing or are planning to implement Enterprise Resource Planning system.
An extensive research was done to fetch the historical background of company, the functioning of its legacy systems, and the issues that are being faced by the company as a result of ERP implementation. However, there are only few studies that showed ERP case studies for the company relative to the ERP issues.The web searches provided a restricted account of data on company’s ERP profile. In order to find details of the issues that are being faced by the
Umble, E., Haft, R., & Umble, M. (2003). Enterprise resource planning: Implementation procedures and critical success factors. European Journal of Operational Research, 146(2), 241-257. doi:10.1016/s0377-2217(02)00547-7
Most of the information that was used to compose this paper was taken from prior ERP articles, online reference tools, and ERP books.
It was stated that an adequate training that is provided to end users can increase the likelihood of ERP implementation success, whereas the lack of suitable training may cause ERP system implementation failure (Nah et al., 2003). Moreover Khandekar & Sharma (2005), Tharenou et al. (2007) argued that in order to achieve the organisation’s financial, managerial and performance objectives from the ERP implementation, training programs that are designed to enhance users’ skills and develop human resource capabilities are vital. In addition, training and education reduces user resistance and increases ease of use, as the result, increases the chances of ERP systems success and willingness to use (Bradley, 2008). An implementation an ERP system without sufficient training possibly will have a negative impact on the organisational performance (Somers & Nelson, 2004).
ERP implementation is unlikely experience that any company will have. It has to be planned prepared and stimulated from the entire stakeholder otherwise it will sunk the millions of dollar and it drain the companies market. In case of Nestle USA, it confronted a lot of difficulties due to improper implementation plan yet be able to recover as a successful project. Many organisations have gone through the similar situation that there are plenty of lesson to be learned. We can conclude that ERP implementation needs big consideration on business requirement, business process reengineering, stakeholder’s involvement, hardware and software and other units.
In order to survive in this competitive business world, every business must produce or provide not only a better product or service, they must also provide better customer service, minimize their production costs and overhead costs, have a more efficient management system, a highly reliable infrastructure…the list is endless. Many of these can be achieved through a customized enterprise resource planning system (ERP). ERPs serve as “one comprehensive database to house all of [the company’s] corporate information” so that “when you enter new information in one place, the system automatically updates related information.” However, if these systems are not implemented correctly with the necessary change in management of people and technology
Enterprise resource planning enables firms to replace different departmental information systems and database silos with systems that collectively work as a single cross functional database. ERP systems are available for every key business function such as order processing, production control, HR, warehouse, marketing, finance and much more. By having a common technology and database platform throughout the firm, systems and processes from various departments can be integrated that achieve superiority in terms of enhanced cost, operational and productivity benefits. Implementing an ERP system requires careful planning to achieve the targeted benefits and minimize the risk of project failure.
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation is regarded as complex, cumbersome and costly, and, very often, it exceeds the initial estimated resources. The process involves a thorough examination of the business processes in the organisation; selection of the best available software solution that matches the requirements of the enterprise; configuration of the selected systems;, training of staff; and customisation of the selected software solutions including
In order to survive in this competitive business world, every business must produce or offer not only a better product or service, they must also offer better customer service, reduce their production costs and overhead costs, have a more well-planned management system, a highly reliable infrastructure, and the list is endless. Many of these can be achieved through a customized enterprise resource planning system (ERP). ERPs serve as “one comprehensive database to house all of the company’s corporate information”. However if these systems are not used correctly with the necessary change in management of people and technology it can result in failure.
Enterprise Resource Planning is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the field of information technology and business. Integration of business processes through usage of centralized connected information systems gave the impression of solving the most crucial of all the business problems. They were deemed to assist the management in taking crucial decisions related to the sustainable future of the organization. At the same time, it was also expected that this system would result in elimination of human errors of omission and commission completely from the business environment. However, the corporate world saw a completely different picture of the things in the past few years. There were a number
Regardless of what industry your business is a part of, implementing an ERP system is a crucial venture that must be taken seriously for it necessitates strong commitment by the project team and solid support by the business leaders for guaranteed success. It is a known fact that ERP deployment is among the most costly, labour-intensive, lengthy, and complicated tasks a project team can take on.