Based on sparse literature investigating the cost of ERP systems implementation, our research uses data from a survey of Swiss SMEs having implemented ERP in order to test cost drivers. The main innovation is the proposition of a new classification of cost drivers that depend on the enterprise itself, rather than on ERP. Particular attention is given to consulting fees as a major factor of implementation cost and a new major cost driver has come to light. "Consultant experience", not previously mentioned as such in literature, appears as an important aspect of ERP implementation cost. Particular attention must be paid to this factor by the ERP implementation project manager.
|Title of host publication||ICEIS 2008 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems|
|Editors||J. Cordeiro, J. Felipe|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||ICEIS 2008 - 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 12 Jun 2008 → 16 Jun 2008
|Conference||ICEIS 2008 - 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems|
|Period||12/06/08 → 16/06/08|
Equey, C., Kusters, R. J., Varone, S., & Montandon, N. (2008). Empirical study of ERP systems implementation costs in Swiss SMES. In J. Cordeiro, & J. Felipe (Eds.), ICEIS 2008 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (Vol. DISI, pp. 143-148). INSTICC Press.