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ERP Pre-Implementation Framework for Higher Education Institution: A Case Study in Purdue University

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2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)


The costs associated with higher education continue to increase placing even great emphasis on the need to understand and control costs. In response to these needs, many Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are adopting business management models, processes and technologies. With the increased business activities at HEIs, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) vendors recognized this new market opportunity and quickly moved in to recommend business solutions. Purdue University began implementation of SAP, one of ERP softwares, in 2005. OnePurdue is one of the first universities to adopt SAP as the solution to enhance its growth, improve services and increase collaboration between departments. This study will focus on the OnePurdue - SAP software pre-implementation phase. The study will provide a framework for ERP system pre-implementationin a higher education institution.

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