ERP system implementation costs and selection factors of an implementation approach

Björn Johansson, Frantisek Sudzina, Mike Newman

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Abstract

Different approaches on implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERPs) systems exist. In this article, we investigate relationship between factors influencing selection of implementation approach and companies' ability to stay within budget when implementing ERPs. The question is: do factors, which influence the implementation approach in an ERP project, cause also an increase of the project cost in a European context? Our survey was conducted in Denmark, Slovakia and Slovenia and focused on this issue. Our main findings are that: 1) the number of implemented modules influences selection of an implementation approach; 2) companies with information strategies are more likely to stay within budget regarding ERP systems implementation. However, we also found that: 3) implementation approach does not significantly influence ability to stay within budget; 4) a clear relationship between factors influencing selection of implementation approach and ability to stay within budget for ERP implementation could not be found
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Business Information Systems
Volume8
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)87-105
ISSN1746-0972
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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