Essays on Implementation of Business Process Management through the Use of Information Technology Research Proposal

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The paper "Implementation of Business Process Management through the Use of Information Technology" is an outstanding example of a management research proposal.   Firms have considered information technologies as vital tools in reengineering business processes with the objective of attaining a competitive advantage. The organisational culture in modern businesses exhibits a complex IT framework that supports people's efforts and structure work operations. According to Wong (2013), the incorporation of IT into the strategic decision making process of a business endeavours to create an innovative IT system that runs the entire business processes (Wong 2013).

The necessity of integrating IT in business process management (BPM) emanates from the continuous absence of knowledge-related activities in the BPM process. As a result, IT plays a pivotal role in including the knowledge aspect in BPM (Papavassiliou et al. 2002). The framework applies knowledge-related initiatives by creating an organisational culture that enhances knowledge leveraging and knowledge sharing. Firms have also realised the significance of using Web-scale resources in the management of business processes. It enables the adaptation of such processes to meet the needs of the changing business environment. The report represents the findings of the implementation of ERP systems in two companies: Company A and B that used the prisoner escape framework in implementing ERP into their business processes.

The framework comprises of five different phases that include design, implementation, stabilisation, continuous improvement, and transformation. The survey then covered different aspects associated with ERP implementation such as the state of IS prior and after the implementation of the project, issues that emerged during the implementation process, and other e-business innovation practices associated with the project. The research utilised semi-structured interviews to collect data from 50 employees of the organisations. Literature Review Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an IT tool that is responsible for the automation and integration of core business processes.

The result is the seamless flow of information between the different departments of an organisation.

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