An Empirical Research On Deployment Of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: A Case Study

Document Type : Case Study


1 MIDHCO Company., Tehran, Iran

2 Research Center, FANAP Co., Tehran, Iran


Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is one of the most challenging decisions in any organization. In an attempt to prevent the failure of such an ambitious project, a proper implementation methodology for this solution should be selected and customized according to the conditions of the organization. Therefore, the ERP solution providers apply different approaches and tools to successfully implement ERP solutions. This paper tries to introduce a comprehensive approach to implement and deploy an ERP system. The introduced approach proposes all the necessary measures which need to be adopted in the deployment of enterprise solutions and it can help companies in a structured way to have a successful implementation. This approach has been implemented in a large steel-making company considered as the case study in the present research. The obstacles and challenges of this implementation are fully expressed. The promising results of deployment with such an approach will be described. A key finding in this research is that the integrity and comprehensiveness of deployment could affect the proper performance of ERP implementation.


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