Enterprise Information Systems: Contemporary Trends and Issues

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World Scientific, 2010 - Business & Economics - 579 pages
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This book analyzes various aspects of enterprise information systems (EIS), including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management systems, and business process reengineering. It describes the evolution and functions of these systems, focusing on issues related to their implementation and upgrading. Enhanced with pedagogical features, the book can be read by graduate and undergraduate students, as well as senior management and executives involved in the study and evaluation of EIS.
  

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This book provides a thorough learning with the chapters and cases covered, it’s more of the leap for theory to meet the practical knowledge. It’s a really a great reading material according to me for students, technocrats, management students, professionals and existing experts from the similar area on interest like enterprise information systems (EIS), including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management systems, and business process reengineering, lean manufacturing. It describes the evolution and functions of these systems, focusing on issues related to their implementation and upgrading. This book is just so fresh!
A book for everyone not just students but for professionals and amateurs.
One reads a book for clearing fundamentals in the subject or area of interest or to just simply learn, I read Enterprise Information Systems –Contemporary Trends and Issues by David L Olson and Subodh Keshwarwani, for the very same reason.
I am still like a kid in choosing books to read, if I find the cover interesting it’s a plus one, wow this one has pictures as well another plus one, it isn’t that thick which would give me nightmares of being buried under such a huge book, well this point truly made me pic this book out many more tittles around.
From the Preface till the look on my face after I finished this creation, I just loved it!
This was my first book on this topic, though thanks to Internet for providing me knowledge even before a click with ‘Google instant’ it never showed results without any knowledge to gain. I admit that I am a Computer person, I would read on Laptop rather than opening up bundles of books.
I am not against books but writing books needed Re-engineering to attract readers back to them and this I what this book did to me.
This book provides a thorough learning with the chapters covered; it’s more of the bridge between theories to meet the practical knowledge. It’s a must read according to me for students, amateurs and professionals and existing experts from the similar area on interest.
From the last 3 days now I have skipped to change my status message and to tweet while this book held me strong.
Let me share my experience with you all before you take thismasterpiece home!
 Footnotes throughout the book by Authors have been amazing; they made it sure that we are on the same page of learning.
 The way the Cases has been projected at the beginning of every chapter raised my interest and understanding of the concepts depicted.
 Knowledge flow has been brilliant; it enhanced my existing knowledge of the concepts.
 I believe in practical learning rather I would say active learning and not the legacy passive books which became outdated way before the first copy was sold. Though they have been hard work and learning from the masters but one needs more than what book covered.
 The research analysis depicted is so fresh.
 At times I have come across few books which showcased cases from companies of one region of the world only but this book I would say has been global in cases and research showcased.
 This book cleared many myths and brought the limelight to many new and affective innovative ideas for ERP to EIS.
 Today when, Sap with all due respect, is losing market to new players, especially making way for Open Source Champions, this book depicted it all.
 A book for everyone not just students but for professionals and amateurs.
 It never limited my power to think up tocertain limit rather it made my mind to play freely for more creativity around.
 Charts, Diagrams, images etc. shown are very current and explanatory.
 The language used in this book has been for one and all.
So this was my experience with this book, I can feel the positive change within for my knowledge and kind of getting excited for using this enhanced understanding of this subject ,after all What I believe is “Knowledge gives one grace to be an ace….so continue learning
 

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Contents

Analysis and Framework to EIS
1
Enterprise System Development and Deployment
29
Implementation Life Cycle
67
Enterprise System Selection and Project Planning
111
Business Process Reengineering and Best Practices
155
System Architecture
199
System Installation
241
User Training
285
Business Intelligence Systems and EIS
331
EIS and Supply Chains
399
Advanced Technology
445
Future and Contemporary Trends in EIS
475
Vendor Profiles Market Share and Product Variation
497
Careers in EIS
549
Frequently Asked Questions
565
Index
573

System Maintenance
309

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About the author (2010)

David L. Olson is the James & H.K. Stuart Professor in MIS and Othmer Professor at the University of Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in Business from the University of Nebraska in 1981. He has published research in over 80 refereed journal articles, primarily on the topic of multiple objective decision-making. He teaches in the management information systems, management science, and operations management areas. He has authored the books Decision Aids for Selection Problems, Introduction to Information Systems Project Management, and Managerial Issues of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and co-authored the books Decision Support Models and Expert Systems; Introduction to Management Science; Introduction to Simulation and Risk Analysis; Business Statistics: Quality Information for Decision Analysis; Statistics, Decision Analysis, and Decision Modeling; Multiple Criteria Analysis in Strategic Siting Problems, and Introduction to Business Data Mining.
He has made over 100 presentations at international and national conferences on research topics. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems, the Decision Sciences Institute, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, and the Multiple Criteria Decision Making Society. He has coordinated the Decision Sciences Institute Dissertation Competition, Innovative Education Competition, chaired the Doctoral Affairs Committee, served as nationally elected vice president three times, and as National Program Chair. He was with Texas A&M University from 1981 through 2001, the last two years as Lowry Mays Professor of Business in the Department of Information and Operations Management.
He received a Research Fellow Award from the College of Business and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University, and held the Business Analysis Faculty Excellence Fellowship for two years. He is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.

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