Strategic reasoning behind ERP triggers a specific path to ERP implementation. In this article we present a simple typology of ERP implementation approaches based on literature review and an empirical research for both manufacturing and services. We distinguish between bottom-up and top-down approaches and between process-oriented and technology-oriented approaches and we discuss the differences between the four resulting types of implementation approaches.
Salimi, Farshad and Dankbaar, Ben
"Strategic Approaches to ERP Implementation,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 17
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol17/iss1/1