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A Survey on the State of the Art of Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP)

Ahmed A. AbassHassanein, Sherief A. Mazen, Ehab E. Hassanein


Due to the complexity of the development process of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) this survey will meticulously analyze them from different points of views. In the beginning, a brief introduction to the definition of ERP systems showing their main concepts their history and evolution. Then, ERP systems are examined in order to show their essential software development characteristics. In addition, different ERP categorizations from software development point of views are derived from the current research which examined more than seventy of the most popular ERP systems. Furthermore, an overview of the common ERP software architectures are presented. Consequently, the major critical success factors which are needed to be considered when planning to adopt ERP systems is presented. Finally, the trend to include business process concepts into ERP systems is discussed emphasizing those features which are mainly supported in the current ERP systems.  


Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP Characterization, ERP Critical Success Factors

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