Questions On E Procurement Adoption

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This report covers e-procurement adoption in a way that IS (information system) may help organization to gain its competitive advantage. This report is structured as follows. First, it starts with the definition of e-procurement as an IS related to latest solution available in the market. Section two illustrates how e-procurement system supports business processes in organization. Next two sections, benefits of e-procurement and potential problems that may arise during implementation are outlined. And lastly, several web resources are provided to give practical views of e-procurement system adoption.
1 System Description
E-procurement can be defined as a set of components working together to capture/collect, process, store and distribute information to support organization decision making in order to acquire goods or services from an external source by using leverage of internet technology (Laudon and Laudon, 2012; Parazoglou, 2006; Angeles and Nath, 2007; Chaudhury and Kuilboer, 2002; Davila et al., 2003). First two IS layers in onion rings model can help understand e-procurement from technical perspective (Heeks, 2006). These two layers cover common data contents, information and IT infrastructures involved in e-procurement.
1.1 Data Content
Data contents comprised in the processes of traditional procurement and e-procurement do not differ much. These essential/high-value data, core information used to support critical procurement processes are:
• Material or service data
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