ERP and best of breed : a comparative analysis

Light, Ben, Holland, Christopher P, & Wills, Karl (2001) ERP and best of breed : a comparative analysis. Business Process Management Journal, 7(3), pp. 216-224.

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is the dominant strategic platform for supporting enterprise-wide business processes. However, it has been criticised for being inflexible and not meeting specific organisation and industry requirements. An alternative, Best of Breed (BoB), integrates components of standard package and/or custom software. The objective is to develop enterprise systems that are more closely aligned with the business processes of an organisation. A case study of a BoB implementation facilitates a comparative analysis of the issues associated with this strategy and the single vendor ERP alternative. The paper illustrates the differences in complexity of implementation, levels of functionality, business process alignment potential and associated maintenance.

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ID Code: 75725
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Best of Breed, IS Implementation
DOI: 10.1108/14637150110392683
ISSN: 1758-4116
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2014 23:49
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 06:10

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