AMES: Towards an Agile Method for ERP Selection
Nilsson, Anders G.
- Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap
ERP | service orientation | ERP-as-a-service | software selection | Information Systems | Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik | agile methods
acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDSOCIETY | ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS | ComputingMilieux_MANAGEMENTOFCOMPUTINGANDINFORMATIONSYSTEMS | ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING
Conventional on-premise installations of ERP are now rapidly being replaced by ERP as service. Although ERP becomes more accessible and no longer requires local infrastructure, current selection methods do not take full advantage of the provided agility. In this paper we present AMES (Agile Method for ERP Selection), a novel method for ERP selection which better utilizes the strengths of service oriented ERP. AMES is designed to shorten lead time for selection, support identification of essential system requirements, increase learning during the selection process and increase control over the subsequent ERP implementation. These properties of the method will help user organizations to make better and faster decisions when selecting ERP.