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Cisco Systems Inc.: Implementing Erp
Category: Business
Autor: tasha129082 10 January 2010
Words: 4210 | Pages: 17
Table of Contents

Introduction 2

ERP Implementation Process 3

Implementation Obstacles 8
Implementation Success Level Analysis 9

Suggestions for Improvement 10

Conclusion 10

References 12

Appendix 14

Introduction
To be successful in today's competitive and continuous evolving information technology (IT) market companies must be able to utilise their skills, information and knowledge to the highest efficiency level possible. Utilisation of and control over these factors will aid companies in acquiring and maintaining competitive advantages over others operating in the same competitive IT market. The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be perfect to suit a business' need for integration of skills, information and knowledge, which reside within the firm. The implementation of an ERP system will increase the speed with which information flows through the company, as a result of the integration of all of an organisation's information system computing (Davenport, 1998).

This case study will discuss the implementation of an ERP system within Cisco's business environment. "Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Their hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time" (Cisco, 2008). The company soon became a dominant player in the markets in which it operated. By 1993 the company's new CIO, Pete Solvik, recognised that the company's significant growth perspectives would require the company to change their UNIX-based software package, that supported their core transaction processing, as it would not be able to support Cisco's anticipated growth in core...

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