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ERP Implementation Road Map for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)

Authors Names :   Abdel Nasser H. Zaied   1 *     Shaimaa Mohmed   2  

1  Affiliation :  Faculty of Computer Science, Misr International University (MIU), Egypt

    Email :  abdelnasser.riad@miuegypt.edu.eg

2  Affiliation :  Dept. Decision Support, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University (ZU), Egypt

    Email :  eng_shaimma_fci@yahoo.com

Doi   :  10.5281/zenodo.4554347

Received Jan 20, 2020 Revised November 02, 2020 Accepted January 03, 2021

Abstract :

The definitions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) vary from country to country and industry to industry, each country or region has their own definition which depends on who defines it and where is utilized. SMEs play an essential role in most economies, particularly in developing countries. Many large enterprises depend on SMEs (Startups) for their supply chain; thus, SMEs need to adopt Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems more and more. Since ERP system adoption is a challenging project in SMEs, the main purpose of this article is to propose an ERP implementation roadmap for SMEs. This work proposes a road map for ERP implementation in SMEs. It consists of three major stages and eight phases. The paper concludes that even though ERP is important to SMEs, its implementation is challenging, and organizations must prepare adequately to get it right.

Keywords :

Enterprise Resource Planning , ERP life cycle , Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprises , ERP implementation roadmap

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