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Themes and challenges for service management solutions in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Ofoegbu, AC, Griffiths, M and Heinze, A 2011, Themes and challenges for service management solutions in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) , in: UK Academy for Information Systems 16th Annual Conference 2011, 11 - 13th March 2011, Oriel College, University of Oxford..

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This paper provides an exploratory case study within an SME that is currently selecting a service management solution (SMS) to enhance the existing SAP Business One systems. We examine existing business processes, legacy systems, potential solutions, and vendors with the aim of establishing the field of service management options available for an SME. The data collection centres upon in-depth interviews with SMS vendors supplemented by interviews with key staff members from the SME being studied. The theoretic contribution of this paper is in identifying generic themes and challenges for service management solutions. Moreover, a practical contribution is in the critique of SAP Business One as a SMS option and in the proposal of a “Requirement/feature mapping” table that can be used for decision making by aligning organisational business process and systems functionality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr Aleksej Heinze
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2011 09:25
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:47

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