Lessons from a Real-World Case Study
Publisher: Cybertech Printing
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The purpose of this book is to assemble many of the theories related to implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, provide the history of implementation of SAP R/3 system in a multinational company during 1991- 2004, and analyze the practice using the theories. We include a chapter that discusses the new products of SAP and shows how they might be used by the company in the future. We have also included another case study that discusses implementation of SAP R/3 in Sidler GmbH. This book provides the basics of ERP systems, so that a reader who is not familiar with the terminologies can understand them well enough to appreciate the importance of effective implementation of ERP systems.
This book can be used as a reference by a seasoned practitioner at any level of an organization or as an introduction to ERP by a person who is new to the concepts. It is particularly useful for project teams that are selecting or implementing ERP systems because it provides a detailed case study of implementation of a system at a company. The team can analyze the reported implementation, come up with alternate scenarios, learn from the exercise, and then proceed to work on effectively implementing the ERP system in their company. They can learn from the successful strategies and avoid the mistakes.
The book is particularly useful to students who are planning to graduate with an emphasis on business processes/ERP systems and practice as consultants or project managers in ERP implementation projects. It is especially helpful for students in graduate MBA and Executive MBA programs since it prepares them to be in charge of ERP implementation projects. This book provides them an insight into the implementation experiences of a large corporation that is expecting to spend about $1 billion on an ERP project. This book is unique since it emphasizes and illustrates business processes, IT architectures, and IT structures.