Multi- stakeholder assessment of critical success factors: Insights from the world’s fastest SAP R/3 implementation
Sedera, Darshana & Dey, Sharmistha (2006) Multi- stakeholder assessment of critical success factors: Insights from the world’s fastest SAP R/3 implementation. In Garcia, Irma & Trejo, Raúl (Eds.) Americas Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 August, Acapulco, Mexico.
Organizations invest substantial resources in Enterprise Systems (ES) expecting positive outcomes for the organization and its functions. Implementing an ES is a lengthy and costly undertaking, with general upheaval for many of the organizations. Many organizations therefore are seriously considering rapid ES-implementations to reduce cost and other related resources. This paper presents findings of a study conducted to understand critical success factors of rapid ES-implementations gathering data from the world’s fastest SAP implementation, completed in a record time of three weeks. Using a two-phased case study design, gathering data from four distinct stakeholders, this study recognized the relevance of critical success factors identified through the literature to the context of rapid ES-implementations. Moreover, the study identified three new critical success factors that are specific to rapid ES-implementations. The study also demonstrated differentiating views of multiple stakeholders on each of the critical success factors.
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