In this study, three potentially facilitating sources of influence on BPR initiatives --innovative capacity of the organization, IS maturity and Strategy-IS interface --were examined. It was found that while factors related to IT factors such as experience in mainframe and client/server computing may facilitate the decision to reengineer, they are not critical to project success. On the other hand, factors having significant relationships beyond the initial decision include variables pertaining to innovative capacity of the organization and Strategy-IS interface