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ERIC Number: ED536523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Majority of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Projects Fail--M-DCPS Is a Rare Exception. Information Capsule. Volume 1108
Blazer, Christie
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
A high percentage of ERP projects are classified as failures, leaving organizations with only partially functioning systems or, worse yet, with no ERP systems at all. Those that do succeed usually take significantly longer than expected and encounter staggering budget overruns. This Information Capsule summarizes 10 high profile ERP implementation failures that occurred over the last few years. In addition, the 10 factors most frequently associated with ERP system failures are reviewed. Finally, a brief description of the implementation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools' (M-DCPS) ERP system is provided. Contrary to the many failed experiences chronicled nationwide, M-DCPS' story is one of success. The District's Office of Information Technology (ITS) implemented all five modules of M-DCPS' ERP system in less than three years. Although final judgment on the efficacy of the ERP system cannot be made for at least another year, ITS staff were able to complete the project in a timely manner and within the District's original budget.
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida