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Requirements engineering in Open Source ERP

Johansson, Björn LU and Andersson, Bo LU (2014) 7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems p.59-69
Abstract
There is a growing interest on Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (OS-ERP) systems among organizations today. When developing ERP systems a major problem is requirements management. Proponents of open source development often claim it has a high level of involvement from users in adopting organizations. However, comparing with proprietary ERP development it is not that clear if users are more or less involved in OS-ERP development. User involvement in ERP requirement management is problematic and it makes development a complex endeavour. One problematic area is about identifying and selecting requirements for future development. In this paper we explore how requirements engi-neering is done in the OS-ERP area. To do this, we use a... (More)
There is a growing interest on Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (OS-ERP) systems among organizations today. When developing ERP systems a major problem is requirements management. Proponents of open source development often claim it has a high level of involvement from users in adopting organizations. However, comparing with proprietary ERP development it is not that clear if users are more or less involved in OS-ERP development. User involvement in ERP requirement management is problematic and it makes development a complex endeavour. One problematic area is about identifying and selecting requirements for future development. In this paper we explore how requirements engi-neering is done in the OS-ERP area. To do this, we use a theoretical base on requirements management in the ERP field from which we investigate how requirement engineering in development of four different OS-ERP systems is done. The basic question asked is: How are requirements engineering done in Open Source ERP development. From the investiga-tion we present a general picture of the requirements management process in the OS-ERP area. The main conclusion is that the requirement engineering in OS-ERP development does not differ a lot from proprietary ERP development, for example regarding end-users involvement it is found that they are not involved to the extent first expected and when comparing with proprietary ERP development a similarity regarding requirements engineering in both types of ERP development was discovered. (Less)
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Requirements Engineering, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, Open Source, Standard systems, User involvement
host publication
IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2014
editor
Powell, Philip ; Baptista Nunes, Miguel and Isaías, Pedro
pages
10 pages
publisher
IADIS Press
conference name
7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems
conference location
Madrid, Spain
conference dates
2014-02-28
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  • scopus:84944077306
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978-989-8704-04-7
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English
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yes
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http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/requirements-engineering-in-open-source-erp
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  author       = {Johansson, Björn and Andersson, Bo},
  booktitle    = {IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2014},
  editor       = {Powell, Philip and Baptista Nunes, Miguel and Isaías, Pedro},
  isbn         = {978-989-8704-04-7},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {59--69},
  publisher    = {IADIS Press},
  title        = {Requirements engineering in Open Source ERP},
  url          = {http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/requirements-engineering-in-open-source-erp},
  year         = {2014},
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