You need to be able to understand not only the concepts behind implementing an advanced solution like ERP, but also the management and technological factors involved in an implementation, the value added by implementing advanced systems

Introduction:

The main learning outcome for this unit addresses advanced information    systems solutions. You need to be able to understand not only the concepts    behind implementing an advanced solution like ERP, but also the management and    technological factors involved in an implementation, the value added by    implementing advanced systems, what prompts the need for an advanced system    like an ERP system, and the potential benefits of implementing IS advanced    systems such as ERP systems. This case gives them a successfully implemented    case to analyze. 

Assignment  Instructions:

Review what you have learned about enterprise resource planning (ERP)  from   the textbook and from the unit’s study guide.

Analyze the case study titled “Vodafone: A Giant Global ERP  Implementation”   on pp. 376-378 in your textbook.

For this assignment, you will need to:

  1. analyze and  discuss the central issue(s) faced by Vodafone, including the      contributing  management and technological factors;
  2. explain why ERP  was a necessary information system solution to address      the organization’s  issues;
  3. evaluate the  success of Vodafone’s implementation plan and provide one      suggestion to improve  the process;
  4. discuss the value  the new ERP system brought to Vodafone as a company;      and
  5. summarize your  findings in a two to three page   paper.
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