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A Framework for Selecting an ERP Open Source System: A Case Study

Magnusson, Alexander LU (2016) In LU-CS-EX 2016-46 EDA920 20152
Department of Computer Science
Abstract
An ERP system is a company spanning program that handles everything from production and logistics to sales and customer support. They are extremely costly to implement and thus exclude smaller businesses from usage. By using an open source solution the total cost can be reduced to modification and support costs, eliminating the acquisition and license costs. In this thesis we construct a framework from previous related work and then use it to determine what criteria can be useful in an e-commerce scenario. This was done by performing a case study at a Swedish business-to-business e-commerce company that was looking to bundle their proprietary web shop offer with an ERP system to their clients. The criteria that were found to be of great... (More)
An ERP system is a company spanning program that handles everything from production and logistics to sales and customer support. They are extremely costly to implement and thus exclude smaller businesses from usage. By using an open source solution the total cost can be reduced to modification and support costs, eliminating the acquisition and license costs. In this thesis we construct a framework from previous related work and then use it to determine what criteria can be useful in an e-commerce scenario. This was done by performing a case study at a Swedish business-to-business e-commerce company that was looking to bundle their proprietary web shop offer with an ERP system to their clients. The criteria that were found to be of great importance were functional fitness, internationalization, security, programming language, community activity and license. (Less)
Popular Abstract (Swedish)
Affärssystem är numera en kritisk del av verksamheten i större företag och de bidrar till ökad lönsamhet och processkontroll. Gemensamt för de största aktörerna på marknaden, Microsoft, Oracle samt SAP är att de är proprietära och kostar väldigt mycket att använda, vilket utesluter mindre företag från att använda dem. Vi sökte lösningen på detta problem genom att skapa ett ramverk och sedan utvärdera för och nackdelar i olika system byggda på öppen källkod.
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author
Magnusson, Alexander LU
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organization
alternative title
Ett ramverk för att välja affärssystem med öppen källkod: en fallstudie
course
EDA920 20152
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
enterprise resource planning, ERP, open source, e-commerce, case study, Sweden
publication/series
LU-CS-EX 2016-46
report number
LU-CS-EX 2016-46
ISSN
1650-2884
language
English
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8900113
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2017-01-20 11:11:21
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2017-02-01 04:09:07
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  keyword      = {enterprise resource planning,ERP,open source,e-commerce,case study,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LU-CS-EX 2016-46},
  title        = {A Framework for Selecting an ERP Open Source System: A Case Study},
  year         = {2016},
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