Few IT innovations have had as much impact on organizations the past years as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. An ERP system is a standardized software package designed to integrate the data used throughout the entire organization. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) journey has taken beyond implementation, into the second wave of ERP. This research paper explains archetypes which are believed to play an important role in conveying the essential differences existing in alternative ways in which organizations manage their ERP system during the second wave.
This paper published by Aarhus School of Business is the product of a study of what top management find interesting and what is of concern to them in relation to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in the second wave of ERP. Very little empirical research exists on the subject of the interests and concerns of CEOs in relation to a companys ERP System. However research into information system literature indicates that CEOs are valued as key players in the management of IT to secure that the IT strategy is aligned with the business strategy.