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Enterprise Resource Planning: A Study Of User Satisfaction With Reference To The Construction Industry

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Conference

2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovation in Construction Engineering Education I

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

14.578.1 - 14.578.9

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https://peer.asee.org/5000

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179

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Ifte Choudhury

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Abstract
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Enterprise Resource Planning: A Study of User Satisfaction with Reference to Construction Industry Abstract

An Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) is a packaged business software system that integrates a series of modular software applications to serve all functions of an “Enterprise”, including work flow and document management, scheduling, cost control, human resource management, procurement, quality control and reporting. It is used by many industries to support company business processes. This study identified and analyzed the factors that are associated with the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the construction industry. It also attempted to conduct a comparative analysis of user satisfaction with ERP between construction and non-construction industries. A questionnaire was developed to collect the data through case studies from both construction and non-construction industries. Companies that used ERP systems in the United States were identified. Forty companies were randomly selected for case studies— 20 from the construction industry and 20 from the non-construction industries. The results of the study indicate a statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of user satisfaction with ERP as a product, vendor service for the systems, and knowledge of the users and their involvement with the systems.

Key words: Construction Industry, Enterprise Resource Planning, User Satisfaction.

Statement of the Problem

Enterprise Resource Planning System

An Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) is a packaged business software system that integrates a series of modular software applications to serve all functions of an “Enterprise”, including work flow and document management, scheduling, cost control, human resource management, procurement, quality control and.

ERP systems include a set of software modules linked to a common database, and these modules can handle basic corporate functions such as manufacturing, finance, human resources, materials management, sales, and distribution1. ERP systems focus on integrating all internal enterprise transactions processing to balance demand and supply2.

In short ERP helps to integrate the numerous data in an organization under one common platform. The purpose behind is not only to ensure transparency but also to facilitate tracking down information regarding the status of a particular order or its dispatch and so on. If a company succeed in this it will definitely achieve ERP benefit.

Choudhury, I. (2009, June), Enterprise Resource Planning: A Study Of User Satisfaction With Reference To The Construction Industry Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/5000

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