A Generic Model for Selecting an ERP Implementation Strategy

  • Enzo F. Berger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 8)


The different ERP implementation strategies are presented and examined to see whether they meet the criteria for an ERP implementation strategy. Factors, which affect the selection of an ERP implementation strategy, were introduced. The factors were grouped into classes according to their effect. Finally, the influencing factors were combined to a generic model on the basis of their effect on the selection of ERP implementation strategies.


ERP implementation strategies Big bang Step-by-step ERP rollout ERP implementation planning 


  1. 1.
    Liang, H., Saraf, N., Hu, Q., & Xue, Y. (2007). Assimilation of enterprise systems: The effect of institutional pressures and the mediating role of top management. MIS Quarterly, 31(1), 59–87.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ghussen, K. (1983). Die Wechselwirkung zwischen lateraler Diversifikation und strategischer Planung. Innsbruck: Univ. InnsbruckGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Mintzberg, H. (2003). The strategy process: Concepts, contexts cases. USA: Pearson Education.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Faulhaber, L. (2013). Alternatives wörterbuch—generisch. Retrieved July 06, 2013, from
  5. 5.
    Universal-Lexikon—Generisch. (2013). Academic dictionaries and encyclopedias. Retrieved July 06, 2013, from Scholar
  6. 6.
    Khanna, K., & Arneja, G. P. (2012). Choosing an appropriate ERP implementation strategy. IOSR Journal of Engineering, 2(3), 478–483.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Leon, A. (2008). Enterprise resource planning. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Bancroft, N. H., Seip, H., & Sprengel, A. (1997). Implementing SAP R/3: How to introduce a large system into a large organization (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA: Prentice-Hall, Inc.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Welti, N. (1999). Successful Sap R/3 Implementation: Practical Management of ERP Projects. Boston, MA, USA: Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Dolmetsch, R., Huber, T., Fleisch, E., & Österle, H. (1998). Accelerated SAP: 4 Case Studies (p. 51). St. Gallen: Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik an der Universität St. Gallen.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Hesseler, M., & Görtz, M. (2007). Basiswissen ERP-Systeme: Auswahl, Einführung and Einsatz betriebswirtschaftlicher Standardsoftware. W3L-Verlag.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Parr, A., & Shanks, G. (2000). A taxonomy of ERP implementation approaches. In Proceedings of the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 7(1), pp. 1–10).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Rebstock, M., & Selig, J. G. (2000). Development and implementation strategies for international ERP software projects. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems ECIS (pp. 932–936).Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Chakravarthy, B., & Henderson, J. (2007). From a hierarchy to a heterarchy of strategies : Adapting to a changing context. Management Decision, 45(3), 642–652.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Hofer, C. W., & Schendel, D. (1978). Strategy formulation. West Publishing Co.: Minnesota: St. Paul u.a. Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Elzer, P. F. (1989). Management von Softwareprojekten. Informatik-Spektrum, 12(4), 181–197.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences KufsteinKufsteinAustria

Personalised recommendations