A critical evaluation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software sourcing and provision using theoretical constructs
Xie, Ying, Hickman, Stephen and Zhou, Li (2007) A critical evaluation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software sourcing and provision using theoretical constructs. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM) 225555, 3 (4). pp. 327-344. ISSN 1741-8097 (online), 1477-5360 (print)Full text not available from this repository.
Deliberating on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software sourcing and provision, this paper contrasts the corporate environment with the small business environment. The paper is about Enterprise Resource Planning client (ERPc) expectations and Enterprise Resource Planning vendor (ERPv) value propositions as a mutually compatible process for achieving acceptable standards of ERP software performance. It is suggested that a less-than-equitable vendor–client relationship would not contribute to the implementation of the optimum solution. Adapting selected theoretical concepts and models, the researchers analyse ERPv to ERPc relationship. This analysis is designed to discover if the provision of the very large ERP vendors who market systems such as SAP, and the provision of the smaller ERP vendors (in this instance Eshbel Technologies Ltd who market an ERP software solution called Priority) when framed as a value proposition (Walters, D. (2002) Operations Strategy. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave), is at all comparable or distinctive.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ERP, vendor, client, visibility, case study, value proposition, customer expectation|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
|Last Modified:||31 May 2012 09:35|
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