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Considerations on Businesses and ERPs Synchronization from an Enterprise Architecture Perspective

Johansson, Björn LU and Carvalho, Rogerio de Atem (2010) The IV IFIP International Conference on Research and Pratical Issues of Enterprise Systems (CONFENIS) In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
A major concern for contemporary organizations is how to gain

support of business processes from standardized software package such as

enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. To gain support adoption of such

standardized information and communication technologies (ICTs) demands that

either the system is adjusted to existing business processes or that business processes are adjusted to the system’s inherited processes. In both cases it can be claimed that it could result in alignment problems. In current research alignment often refer to actions taken during the process of designing and implementing new software. Implicitly embedded in the alignment terminology is a one-shot approach with the... (More)
A major concern for contemporary organizations is how to gain

support of business processes from standardized software package such as

enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. To gain support adoption of such

standardized information and communication technologies (ICTs) demands that

either the system is adjusted to existing business processes or that business processes are adjusted to the system’s inherited processes. In both cases it can be claimed that it could result in alignment problems. In current research alignment often refer to actions taken during the process of designing and implementing new software. Implicitly embedded in the alignment terminology is a one-shot approach with the objective to harmonize business processes and supporting technology. This paper explores the idea that having an enterprise architecture (EA) perspective can increase alignment between businesses and ERPs and thereby gaining organization-technology synchronization. It is suggested that organization-technology synchronization would be a more appropriate concept, since an organization’s business processes as well as the technology used are continuously evolving and constantly needs to be realigned.

The suggestion is that EA could be used as a tool that supports

synchronization and that adoption of EA definitely could be a way of

supporting long term alignment as synchronization between business processes

and supporting technologies in the form of ERPs. (Less)
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The IV IFIP International Conference on Research and Pratical Issues of Enterprise Systems (CONFENIS)
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  abstract     = {A major concern for contemporary organizations is how to gain<br/><br>
support of business processes from standardized software package such as<br/><br>
enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. To gain support adoption of such<br/><br>
standardized information and communication technologies (ICTs) demands that<br/><br>
either the system is adjusted to existing business processes or that business processes are adjusted to the system’s inherited processes. In both cases it can be claimed that it could result in alignment problems. In current research alignment often refer to actions taken during the process of designing and implementing new software. Implicitly embedded in the alignment terminology is a one-shot approach with the objective to harmonize business processes and supporting technology. This paper explores the idea that having an enterprise architecture (EA) perspective can increase alignment between businesses and ERPs and thereby gaining organization-technology synchronization. It is suggested that organization-technology synchronization would be a more appropriate concept, since an organization’s business processes as well as the technology used are continuously evolving and constantly needs to be realigned.<br/><br>
The suggestion is that EA could be used as a tool that supports<br/><br>
synchronization and that adoption of EA definitely could be a way of<br/><br>
supporting long term alignment as synchronization between business processes<br/><br>
and supporting technologies in the form of ERPs.},
  author       = {Johansson, Björn and Carvalho, Rogerio de Atem},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Chaudhry, Sohail},
  issn         = {2177-8140},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {10},
  publisher    = {Barcellos de Andrade, Inez},
  title        = {Considerations on Businesses and ERPs Synchronization from an Enterprise Architecture Perspective},
  year         = {2010},
}