The challenges facing global ERP systems implementations

Paul Hawking, Andrew Stein, Susan Foster

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    Large global companies are increasing looking towards information systems to standardise business processes and enhance decision making across their operations in different countries. In particular these companies are implementing enterprise resource planning systems to provide this standardisation. This paper is a review of literature which focuses on the use of ERP systems to support global operations. There are many technological and cultural challenges facing these implementations. However a major challenge faced by companies is the balance between centralisation and localisation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
    EventInternational Conference on Enterprise Information Systems 2007 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
    Duration: 12 Jun 200716 Jun 2007
    Conference number: 9th


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Enterprise Information Systems 2007
    Abbreviated titleICEIS 2007
    CityFunchal, Madeira


    • Enterprise wide systems
    • ERP systems
    • Global

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