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ERP Software Selection Processes: A Case Study inthe Metal Transformation Sector

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When a firm decides to implement ERP softwares, the resulting consequences can pervade all levels, includ- ing organization, process, control and available information. Therefore, the first decision to be made is which ERP solution must be adopted from a wide range of offers and vendors. To this end, this paper describes a methodology based on multi-criteria factors that directly affects the process to help managers make this de- cision. This methodology has been applied to a medium-size company in the Spanish metal transformation sector which is interested in updating its IT capabilities in order to obtain greater control of and better infor- mation about business, thus achieving a competitive advantage. The paper proposes a decision matrix which takes into account all critical factors in ERP selection.

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A. Hidalgo, J. Albors and L. Gómez, "ERP Software Selection Processes: A Case Study inthe Metal Transformation Sector," Intelligent Information Management, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-16. doi: 10.4236/iim.2011.31001.

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