Do you agree that an Enterprise System is critical to business success? Why or Why not? CASE

Include proper introduction discussing the purpose of the paper and what would be answered/addressed and section headings

Required (2007, February 21), What is an Enterprise System anyway? Retrieved from

Deborah Nightingale (2009, June 15), Principles of Enterprise Systems, Second International Symposium on Engineering Systems, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Retrieved from

Walton College (2012, September 23), Enterprise Systems, Retrieved from

Optional material

YouTube (2009, April 13), Enterprise Systems, Retrieved from

Shari Shang & Peter B Seddon (2002), Assessing and managing the benefits of enterprise systems: the business manager’s perspective, Info Systems J, 12, 271–299 Retrieved from

Oracle (2012, September 23), Challenges To Enterprise Systems Manufacturers:, Retrieved from

By now you should have developed some understanding about enterprise systems and their impact on the organization. write a case paper on the following topic.

Review information from the background readings and research other sources on your own and please prepare a 3-5 page paper on the topic:Do you agree that an Enterprise System is critical to business success? Why or Why not?

Approach the question by 1) discussing what an enterprise system is, 2) how it has evolved from piecemeal applications to an integrated system, 3) how it brings integration of business processes and 4) how it helps to provide a tool for decision making for the management team.

Augment the above with a description of an Enterprise System you are familiar with from your current job, past job, or from personal experience such as a system used by a company or government federal or local) agency you worked in.

Assignment Expectations:

Your paper should be between three and five pages. Take a definite stand on the issues, and develop your supporting argument carefully. Using material from the background information and any other sources you can find to support specific points in your argument is highly recommended; try to avoid making assertions for which you can find no support other than your own opinion.