Risk management in enterprise resource planning implementation: A new risk assessment framework

Prasanta Kumar Dey, Ben Clegg, Walid Cheffi

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects are risky. But if they are implemented appropriately, they can provide competitive advantage to organisations. Therefore, ERP implementation has become one of the most critical aspects of today's information management research. The main purpose of this article is to describe a new ERP risk assessment framework (RAF) that can be used to increase the success of ERP implementation. In this article, through a case study based in a leading UK-based energy service provider, we demonstrate the new RAF, which has been shown to help identify and mitigate risks in ERP implementation. In contrast to other research, this RAF identifies risks hierarchically in external engagement, programme management, work stream and work package levels across technical, schedule, operational, business and organisational categories. This not only helped to develop responses to mitigate risks but also facilitates on-going risk control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • ERP projects
  • implementation
  • organisational transformation
  • risk management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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