Joachim Schuler

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Within the cloud computing hype, ERP SaaS is receiving more focus from ERP vendors such as ERP market leader SAP announcing SAP by Design, their new ERP SaaS solution. SaaS is a new approach to deliver software and has had proven success with CRM systems such as Salesforce.com. The appeal of SaaS is driven by amongst other things, lower Total Cost of(More)
This interpretive research study explores intention to adopt SaaS ERP software within South African SMEs. Semi-structured interviews with participants from different industry sectors were performed and seven multidimensional factors emerged explaining the current reluctance to adoption. While, improved IT reliability and perceived cost reduction were seem(More)
Lack of clarity regarding the scope and integration of business process management and enterprise resource planning are recurring themes. This results in difficulties in understanding relationships between the two constructs. Business processes are constellations of activities fundamental to organizations and must be managed like all other organizational(More)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are complex software systems which are expensive and risky to implement. Yet many organisations still struggle to produce strong business cases and the post implementation of ERP and the benefits that accrue to organisations is under studied. While ERP systems were designed to replace most business applications(More)
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