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1- Discuss why an organization must expect the implementation of an ERP to disrupt operations.

2- Scalability has several dimensions. What are they? What do they mean for ERP installation?

3- Distinguish between the two-tier and three-tier client server model. Describe when each would be used?

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1. Discuss why an organization must expect the implementation of an ERP to disrupt operations.
Implementing ERP is a tough task for any organization because of which extensive groundwork is required. Since it requires immense commitment on resources, organizations tend to skip this step and rush into the implementation part. As a result most of the implementations fail. In such cases, organization fails to identify the internal expertise required or resources commitment to handle risks and complexities of ERP. In other cases, organizations rush into implementation to expedite the go-live cycle, resulting in operational disruption.
Even if organizations are prepared from every domain, they should expect the implementation to disrupt operations. It is so because ERP has to be integrated with the existing system of the organization and the process could require taking off the existing system time and again.
2- Scalability has several dimensions. What are they? What do they mean for ERP installation?
There are three strategic dimensions of scalability:
• Performance scalability: ...

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How ERP implementation leads to disruption of operations, scalability of ERP system and types of client server architecture have been discussed.

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