Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

First Advisor

Dr. Peter Wolcott


The study reports the results o f a survey undertaken to verify and quantify the potential relationship between system users’ perceptions of the quality and utility o f five variables o f Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation that influence ERP implementation success. Based on previous research four of the variables (Organizational Alterations, Training, Key System Users’ Involvement, and Project Management) were proposed to positively influence successful ERP implementation. One variable (Technical Alterations) was proposed to negatively influence successful ERP implementation. Results gleaned from a survey of 56 system users who took part in an ERP implementation at a mid-sized manufacturing concern supported just one of the propositions. Statistical analysis of survey responses supported the assertion that system users’ perceptions of the quality and utility o f project management efforts positively influences successful ERP implementation. Implications o f the negative and positive results are discussed.


A Thesis Presented to the College of Information Science and Technology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science in Management Information Systems University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2003, Shirley R. Shouse