Petri Hallikainen

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As widely recognized in the literature, information technology (IT) investments have several special characteristics that make assessing their costs and benefits complicated. Here, we address the problem of evaluating a web content management system for both internal and external use. The investment is presently undergoing an evaluation process in a(More)
Numerous reasons for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system acquisitions in organizations have been proposed in the prior research. In this paper these different reasons for ERP system acquisitions are synthesized and categorized into technological and business reasons. Further, the prevalence of the different reasons is explored with an empirical data(More)
In large software development projects, coordination is considered critical for the success of system development. Generally, coordination focuses on managing interdependencies among different organizational units within one organization. However, in IS outsourcing the interdependencies reach beyond organizational boundaries into coordination of development(More)
An important part of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation process is the decision, which modules are implemented and in which order. We posit that the decision of the module sequencing involves a myriad of issues, such as, investment costs and risks, key business requirements and solution constraints. We develop and test an ANP(More)
The paper addresses the alignment between business processes and information technology in enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation. More specifically, we concentrate on one of the key decisions at the tactical alignment level: the decision on the implementation sequence of the ERP modules. Since the module sequencing problem involves a myriad of(More)