n South African Computer Journal - Evaluating the BPR effect of a SAP R/3 implementation in a manufacturing environment

Volume 2000, Issue 26
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



The introduction of ERP software in organisations changes business processes and procedures. ERP implementations have therefore been compared to BPR projects, which focus on streamlining business processes. Critical success factors have been identified for both ERP and BPR implementations. In this study it is shown that the implementation of ERP software has a business process reengineering effect on the business and that the business should therefore also focus on BPR success factors. Various attributes are associated with reengineered processes, such as faster throughput, empowerment of employees and elimination of unnecessary tasks. the implementation of an ERP package, SAP R/3, at a textile manufacturing company was effectively a reengineering project as is proven in this study, where the resulting processes are measured against attributes of reengineered processes.

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