Bridging the Gap Between Organisational Needs and ERP Functionality

  title={Bridging the Gap Between Organisational Needs and ERP Functionality},
  author={Colette Rolland and Naveen Prakash},
  journal={Requirements Engineering},
We argue that ERP installations are difficult to align to specific requirements of the enterprise because of the low level at which ERP functionality is described. We raise this level from a functional description to a goal-oriented one. We use SAP R/3 to illustrate this. A SAP goal expresses the task that a SAP function carries out and abstracts away from the performance of this task. Since a SAP goal can be achieved in many ways, we introduce the notion of SAP strategies. We organise goals… CONTINUE READING
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