Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Title assignment: Essay
Name module: Information management
Name lecturer: Mr Peter Ruepert
Name student: Marzieh Malekynezhad
Greenwich student nr: 000649054
Course year: 2010/2011
Coursework is receipted on the understanding that it is the student’sown work that is has not, in whole or part, been presented elsewhere for assessment. Where material has been used from other resources it has been properly acknowledged in accordance with the University’s Regulations regarding Cheating and Plagiarism.
Grade Awarded ________
Table of contents
2 Information about the company 3
3 Challenges for implementing the ERP system 3
4 Appropriate strategies forimplementing ERP 4
4.1Resolving national differences 4
4.2Providing cultural readiness 4
4.2.1Learning and development culture4
4.2.2Participative decision making culture 4
4.2.3Support and collaboration culture 5
4.3Applying Business Process Reengineering program 54.4Creating learning environment 5
5 Conclusion: 5
ERP implementation report
Currently, implementing Information technology is an important issue for bringingcompetitive advantages for companies. There are different information system packages that Enterprise Resource Planning is one of them (Mandal & Gunasekaran, 2003). Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system as a powerful system is designed to integrate information of various business units and optimize different business processes without geographical limitations (Motwani et al., 2005),(Sheu et al.,2004). Nowadays many companies are investing significantly in installation of ERP systems, but unfortunately only few of them can reach to their goals of implementing ERP systems and can't make some benefits from the system.
Several researchers have found that the main reason for failure of the systems is related to business problems, not to technical problems. Researches assert that ERP is notonly a software package for using, but also it is ''a way of doing business''. If there is a gap between functionality of ERP and business strategies of a company, the misfit, leads to failing the system and even losing the company in a competitive environment. In practice, the misfit can affect stronger when ERP system is implemented in multinational companies; developing ERP in multinational...