Rubina Adam, Paula Kotzé, Alta van der Merwe


ERP systems are widely used by large enterprises for managing functional areas of the enterprise. However, recently ERP systems have also been introduced to the small enterprise market. ERP systems are now considered an important small enterprise management aid that may contribute to the sustainability and growth of the small enterprise. Although there are several acceptance factors that may impact on the acceptance of ERP systems, limited research has been done to understand the acceptance of ERP systems by small enterprises. This paper addresses this gap by considering the strategic, business, technical and human factors that influence the acceptance of ERP systems in small manufacturing enterprises in South Africa. The consultative list of acceptance factors flowing from this research may guide future initiatives aiming to ensure the acceptance of ERP systems by small manufacturing enterprises.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Adam R., Kotzé P. and van der Merwe A. (2011). ACCEPTANCE OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS BY SMALL MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES . In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-53-9, pages 229-238. DOI: 10.5220/0003500302290238

in Bibtex Style

author={Rubina Adam and Paula Kotzé and Alta van der Merwe},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
SN - 978-989-8425-53-9
AU - Adam R.
AU - Kotzé P.
AU - van der Merwe A.
PY - 2011
SP - 229
EP - 238
DO - 10.5220/0003500302290238