A method for measuring the alignment of ERP systems with enterprise requirements: application of requirement modelling

Sohrabi, Babak, Jafarzadeh, Hamed and Ahmadabadi, Elham Nili (2010) A method for measuring the alignment of ERP systems with enterprise requirements: application of requirement modelling. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 9 2: 158-178. doi:10.1504/IJMED.2010.03612


Author Sohrabi, Babak
Jafarzadeh, Hamed
Ahmadabadi, Elham Nili
Title A method for measuring the alignment of ERP systems with enterprise requirements: application of requirement modelling
Journal name International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-4330
1741-8127
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1504/IJMED.2010.03612
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 158
End page 178
Total pages 21
Place of publication Olney, Bucks, United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Language eng
Abstract Commercial off-the-shelf enterprise requirement planning (ERP) systems have been adopted by many large companies to support their inter and intra-business processes. These systems are generic, and the functionality they provide can serve a large variety of enterprises. The implementation of an ERP system involves a process of customising the generic package and aligning it with the specific needs of the enterprise. Thus measuring the alignment of a candidate ERP package with the requirements of organisation in which it is implemented is a vital task in any ERP selection and implement project. To do this, previous researches have used the system modelling approach to measure this alignment. They have used a modelling technique called object-process methodology to produce a model of enterprise requirements and a model of ERP capabilities and then an alignment algorithm has employed to match the model of ERP capabilities with the model of enterprise requirement and provide a matching score for them. In this paper, we propose some changes in aforementioned algorithm to make it a more practical and applicable in real world projects. To demonstrate the application and feasibility of approach in the real practical environment, the proposed algorithm has been implemented in an actual ERP project, which has been carried out in Iran in a chain stores company.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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