Factors Effecting Migration Traditional Projects to Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP)


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Abstract


Traditional software projects designed and developed in house to fit a specific or small set of functions. It’s typically much smaller than enterprise system, however most of these developments also required more time, high cost to develop, not integrated, unclear customer requirements, and the most importantly working version is available during the implementation phase. On the other hand, many companies regard and rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information systems to manage and process their business requirements; in spite of its expensive cost, high risk, large, and complex, due to its implementation that requires tight timetable, business process reengineering, and many changes. The aim of this model is to seek solution for software companies to develop traditional projects with ERP characteristics to be more adaptive with environment change based on business process concepts. The proposed model is developed based on integration among three structures for software development models such as Waterfall, Iterative, and XP model. The proposed model combines main features of these approaches and adaptive with unique features of ERP. This development of proposed model is characterized by looking to company as enterprise architecture surrounded by change management and business development components. By using the proposed model, it’s expected that organization can reduce risk, failure, and improve the probability of project success. The proposed model was evaluated and validated within Jordanian software companies using questionnaire survey method. The results shown a practical guidance for the software companies and consultants to migrate or develop the traditional projects to ERP system
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Enterprise Resource Planning; Information System; Iterative Implementation; System Development Methodology; Traditional Software Project

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