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Erp and Organisational Change Management

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ERP and Organisational Change Management

Abstract

Change has turn into an unending event and business process
re-engineering has turn out to be a prerequisite for continued
existence of organizations as we approach the 21st century. As
participants in this ever-changing operational environment, we must be
ground-breaking in managing change as it affects both our professional
and persona lives. One of the innovative ways to manage change in the
implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is to
adopt a comprehensive change management methodologies. The purpose of
this paper is to describe how the change management is crucial to ERP
implementation and to illustrate how the methodology can be used to
implement successful change.

INTRODUCTION
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Although most organizations have come to realize the benefits of using
testing procedures and tools during an ERP implementation, many
companies recognize the need for change-management support in their
projects. IT organizations need solid support for a number of critical
procedures that change-management practices provide, including version
control to manage the large number of modifications made throughout a
project, audit trails to keep well-documented records of those
modifications, process and workflow control to define, coordinate, and
control the steps within a project and issue tracking to keep all
project members informed of changes and problems that develop.
Identifying, tracking, assessing the impact of and migrating changes
in Enterprise Resource Planning is a significant challenge. Whether
organizations are developing Customizations, building extensions or
upgrading to a new release, it is time-consuming to manage changes
while safeguarding the stability of the systems. Changes also
frustrate one of the most valuable business resources. Developers
would rather be creating new application features for the business,...

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