This paper adds to the knowledge on the implementation of enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It suggests that IT culture might mitigate the risk of ERP system implementation. IT culture in the context of this paper is referred to as the existence and the increase of the unified regulation standardization relating to IT, knowledge-sharing regarding the use of organizational systems and the extent of the use of Internet. We conducted in-depth interviews with ERP-SME consultants. Based on the analysis of these interviews we have noticed that in organizations where the existence of IT culture was identified exceeding the planned vs. actual implementation hours was not found. When the existence of an IT culture was not identified exceeding the planned vs. actual implementation hours was found. Based on this work we recognize comparatively unexplored fields of IT culture. It is it important to explore IT culture in the context of the concepts mentioned above to mitigate risk factors that have emerged in ERP implementations.
Derzy, Zeev, "MINIMIZING ERP RISKS WITH IT CULTURE" (2010). MCIS 2010 Proceedings. 24.