Title

ERP trends, opportunities, and challenges: A focus on the Gulf region in the Middle East

Source of Publication

Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges

Abstract

This chapter highlights the key trends in the ERP market, with a focus on the challenges related to the implementation of these systems in the Middle Eastern Gulf region. The key trends discussed here include consolidation of the ERP market, diversification of the ERP product, new modes for ERP application delivery, ERP and new technologies, changing ERP pricing structures, ERP support operations, growing demands for ERP vertical solutions, demanding ERP customers, inter-organizational ERP solutions, and regional adaptations for ERP products. The chapter further provides insight into emerging and future trends in the region. Awareness of these issues plus knowledge of the local environment gives us a richer understanding of key ERP issues and how they apply within the unique limitations and opportunities of this region. © 2008, IGI Global.

Document Type

Article

ISBN

['9781599045313']

First Page

309

Last Page

327

Publication Date

12-1-2008

DOI

10.4018/978-1-59904-531-3.ch016

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Maha Shakir, Zayed University

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