This paper reports on a study that uses a combination of techniques to formally characterize and determine the critical success factors influencing the effective usage of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, with special reference to higher education institutions. The thirty-seven ERP success factors identified from the literature are classified into: Critical, Active, Reactive and Inert categories. The classification of decision factors can generally support organizations to explore their current challenges and to adequately prepare decisions in a more participatory way for future endeavors. This study suggests a possible alternative that decision makers should take when a factor or a set of factors dominates during the implementation of ERP systems.
Kalema, Billy Mathias BM Dr; Olugbara, Oludayo O. Prof; and Kekwaletswe, Ray M. Prof
"Identifying Critical Success Factors: the case of ERP Systems in Higher Education,"
The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/ajis/vol6/iss3/1