The Evolution of ERP in Light of SME Constraints

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Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) are in contrast to larger organizations in possession of limited resources. ERP Implementation, however, is a process that requires and is dependent hugely on the use of resources - from tangible to tacit resources. This apparent situation prompts two logical questions: Would SMEs have to wait till they have enough resources? Or would ERP's evolve to accommodate the constraints of SMEs? This paper examines the evolving innovation trend of ERP systems and the future tendencies, in light of the constraint posed by the SME market.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2014. IS 2014
EditorsPhilip Powell, Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaias, Luís Rodrigues
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherInternational Association for Development, IADIS
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9789898704047
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, IS 2014 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 28 Feb 20142 Mar 2014
Conference number: 7


Conference7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, IS 2014
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  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • ERP evolution
  • Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs)
  • SME resources

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