Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal

A proposal and testing of a process-oriented model for ERP pre-implementation

Gülay Ekren
Phd. Student, Sakarya University
Aykut Hamit Turan
Prof. Dr., Sakarya University

Published 2021-03-25


  • Bilişim Sistemleri, ERP, SDLC, Uygulama Öncesi, Süreç Yönetimi
  • : Information Systems, ERP, SDLC, Pre-implementation, Process Management

How to Cite

Ekren, G., & Turan, A. H. (2021). A proposal and testing of a process-oriented model for ERP pre-implementation. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 9(1), 137-154. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v9i1.1740


In this research, a process-oriented model for the pre-implementation phase of ERP projects was proposed with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). SDLC approach includes sequential and linear processes such as Planning, Analysis, Design, Implementation, Test & Integration, and Maintenance. The purpose of the research is to examine how a process in SDLC affects what came after another process during the pre-implementation phase of ERP and then test the relationships between them. In the study, a PLS-SEM (partial least squares structural equation modelling) model was proposed. The validity and reliability of the model were tested. The model was examined separately for each process (variables) of the SDLC and evaluated in such issues; to what extent the variables explained each other, the model supported the relationships between variables. According to the findings, the "Planning" process has a positive effect of 0.74 on the "Analysis" process as well as 0.25 on the "Implementation" process and 0.35 on the "Test & Integration" process. Similarly, the "Analysis" process has a positive effect of 0.68 on the "Design" process. The "Design" process has a positive effect of 0.48 on the "Implementation" process as well as 0.43 in the "Test & Integration" process and 0.53 in the "Maintenance" process. As a result, the "Planning" process in the pre-implementation phase of ERP is critical in subsequent processes. Similarly, best business practices in the "Analysis" process as well as "Design" process positively affect the other processes such as "Implementation", "Test & Integration", and "Maintenance".


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