An investigation into using SAP-PS as a multidimensional project control system (MPCS)

Machen, Brett, Hosseini, M. Reza, Wood, Anthony and Bakhshi, Javad 2016, An investigation into using SAP-PS as a multidimensional project control system (MPCS), International journal of enterprise information systems, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 66-81, doi: 10.4018/IJEIS.2016040105.

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Title An investigation into using SAP-PS as a multidimensional project control system (MPCS)
Author(s) Machen, Brett
Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza
Wood, Anthony
Bakhshi, Javad
Journal name International journal of enterprise information systems
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 66
End page 81
Total pages 16
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication Hershey, Pa.
Publication date 2016-04
ISSN 1548-1115
Keyword(s) enterprise resource planning (ERP)
multi-dimensional project control system (MPCS)
project control
SAP Project Systems
Summary This paper investigates the effectiveness of using a corporate enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as a multi-dimensional project control system (MPCS) to monitor and control the work performed on projects, meet the needs and expectations of the project managers and support the requirements of other key stakeholders. A qualitative approach i.e. case study interviews and literature review accompanied by a quantitative computer system validation test approach was deployed. The results from this study suggest that the corporate ERP system is effective at monitoring and controlling the project stakeholder success criteria within a fully integrated environment. The system does however need to be setup and configured for the purpose of MPCS. This study contributes to the field by providing empirical evidence that corporate ERP systems are likely one of the only systems truly capable of solving the age old problem of how to expand the traditional singular dimensional approaches commonly used in project control, thus multiple control dimensions are integrated with each other and other business systems to form a multi-dimensional project control system.
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/IJEIS.2016040105
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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