ERP Implementation Challenges Assignment

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Running head: LITERATURE REVIEW ON ERP IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGESLiterature review on ERP implementation challengesName of the Student:Name of the University:Author note:
1LITERATURE REVIEW ON ERP IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGESTable of ContentsTask 2: Critical evaluation of the issues and challenges during implementing ERP......................3Task 3: Executive summary and critical reflections on industry talk..............................................6Task 4: Report on the industry visit comprising brief introduction of the organization andexecutive summary of critical reflections and observation.............................................................9References......................................................................................................................................12
2LITERATURE REVIEW ON ERP IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGESTask 2: Critical evaluation of the issues and challenges during implementing ERPThe major issues and challenges faced while implementing ERP in industries need to beproperly identified.Ranjan, Jha and Pal (2016) stated that the issues and challenges can becategorized into six major themes such as reengineering, commitment of top management, funds,skilled manpower and implementation time as well as data fill-in.Reengineering:One of the main issues is the requirement of reengineering theorganization in order to process smooth fill-in of enterprise resource planning. It can beconcluded that deploying ERP system engages restructuring the existing procedure of business tothe best business procedure standard, which will accommodate ERP. The organization includesalternatives for reengineering as well as restructuring the process (Conteh and Akhtar 2015). Thefindings can collaborate arguments that reengineering is one of the procedures of fixing theprocess of an organization into newly installed ERP system for ensuring efficiency as well asproductivity. In order to achieve the desire of gaining competitive advantages, the organizationneeds to be willing to restructure of doing the business in order to accommodate the process ofinnovation provided by the system. The changes need to be done within overall business processmanagement methodology.Top management:The success of a project depends on strong, sustainable commitmentof management of the organization. It has been pointed out that commitment of top managementis considered as less important compared to other factors. However, the role of top managementcannot be avoided (Babaei et al. 2015). In addition, overall commitment of an organization isvisible, well defined as well as felt as a sure way in order to ensure successful implementation ofprojects.
3LITERATURE REVIEW ON ERP IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGESFunds:Funding is one of the major issues of a project. Facing ERP implementation inearly phase need to be considered properly. There is a difference between commitment of topmanagement commitment as well as implementation of the project. However, as the topmanagement as well as finding required amending, it is important to improve the process.Lack of skilled manpower:Lack of skilled manpower is identified as one of the keyissues as well as challenges for ERP implementation. However, it has been revealed that theorganization having intension of implementing ERP system needs to dedicate some best staffsfor the projects.Zamre and Ismail (2015) mentioned that iinternal staffs on the particular projectwill exhibit specific ability in order to comprehend the overall requirements of the organization.Apart from these, some of ERP constants have lack of sound knowledge for implementing ERP.Implementation time:The issue of timing is identified as critical ERP implementation.ERP systems usually come in modular fashion as well as cannot be implemented in the system.Organizations need to follow phase-in approach in which a module can be implemented at atime. The issues with ERP package need to be configured properly to a specific type of abusiness (Nordin and Adegoke 2015). Hence, more customization required in this process thatwill take to roll software out and keep it up-to-date. Thus, implementation time is an importantfactor for determining success of ERP implementation.Data fill–in:Along with the other challenges stated above, data fill-in is one of themajor challenges faced by the organizations in implementing ERP. The safe as well ascomprehensive transfer of data from old systems to ERP is generally rigorous as well asdelicates. The share volume of data transferred is greater than normal transaction load, which
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