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Enterprise Resource Planning

Author(s): Ashim Raj Singla

ISBN: 9788131532041

Edition: 2nd

© Year : 2016


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Trim Size : 241 x 181

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Enterprise Resource Planning is designed to serve as a textbook for a course in enterprise resource planning (ERP). It will prove useful to MBA students as well as professionals involved in ERP implementation. With its lucid coverage of the software and process aspects of ERP, this book will also be useful to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Information Technology.

Beginning with the evolution of ERP, the book goes on to explain comprehensively the implementation of ERP and the challenges faced therein. It discusses the role of extended ERP applications and post-implementation issues. The last two chapters of the book focus on the concept of Go live with ERP and the implications of implementing ERP for the various processes and departments within an organization.

Written in an easy-to-understand manner, the book contains many real-life examples, from a variety of industries and applications, to illustrate key points. The text is supplemented by pedagogical features such as illustrations, boxed material (highlighting important software, computer languages, and definitions), real-life cases and a large database of exercises. Lucid explanation of concepts and a simplistic approach to problem solving make for a complete textbook. 

  • Discusses the role of ERP systems not only as generic information systems but also as strategic information systems
  • Provides up-to-date real-life case studies on ERP implementation
  • Includes boxed definitions to enable easy understanding of key terms
  • Enhances understanding of the concepts with a large number of illustrations and examples
  • Incorporates pedagogical features as learning objectives, chapter summary, and end-chapter exercises

Chapter 1 Enterprise Resource Planning: An Introduction

Chapter 2 Extended ERP Services

Chapter 3 Cloud ERP

Chapter 4 ERP Market and Vendors

Chapter 5 Business Process Re-engineering and ERP

Chapter 6 Planning for ERP

Chapter 7 Implementation of ERP

Chapter 8 Managing ERP Projects

Chapter 9 ERP: Going Live and Post Implementation

Chapter 10 Expanding ERP Boundaries


Appendix I ERP Questionnaires



Ashim Raj Singla

Dr. Ashim Raj Singla, Ph.D. in Enterprise Resource Planning, has over sixteen years of experience in both academics and IT industry. He is currently associated with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi as Assistant Professor in the field of Information Technology Management. He has also worked at IMT Ghaziabad as Assistant Professor and at Punjab Communication Limited as Software Engineer. He has published several research papers in national and international journals and has also presented research papers at reputed national and international conferences. His area of research includes Design and Implementation of ERP systems, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud computing. His teaching interests include Information Systems, ERP systems, Business Data Analytics, Database Management systems and Programing in Microsoft Technologies.