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ERP adoption cost factors in SMEs
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Agder, Kristiansand.
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems: Informing Responsible Management: Sustainability in Emerging Economies, EMCIS 2011 / [ed] Ahmad Ghuneim; Marinos Themistocleous; Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos; Muhammad Kamal, Information Systems Evaluation and Integration Group, 2011, 130-141 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have limited budgets, resources, and great sensitivity to costs. When SMEs take the first step into implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they need to think about many things, foremost the cost of adoption. Most ERP implementations fail due to inaccurate and optimistic budget and schedule estimations, as well as, anticipating indirect costs beforehand is problematic. With the deficiency of a clear model of cost factors for ERP adoptions, ERP adoptions face a high risk of failure Failures could be caused by several factors, but the scope of this research is focused on studying the factors that escalate costs. This could aid SMEs in visualizing the different expected costs, and would consequently assist in better future cost management and estimations. There has been plenty of research in ERP; however, a clear gap in ERP cost management and estimation exists. This paper focuses on identifying direct and indirect cost factors that influence total costs in the ERP adoption process. The paper presents a cost list that has been developed through literature and an ERP expert panel. Furthermore, this study validated the costs list through interviews with different stakeholders within ERP adoption projects in Egypt.

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Information Systems Evaluation and Integration Group, 2011. 130-141 p.
Research subject
Information systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37800Local ID: bedce094-42ee-4893-a7d2-a8f9ab417ad3ISBN: 978-190231685-7 (PDF)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37800DiVA: diva2:1011298
Conference
European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems : 30/05/2011 - 31/05/2011
Note
Upprättat; 2011; 20150626 (andbra)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03

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