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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
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    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
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I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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LNSE 2016 Vol.4(1): 34-40 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2016.V4.220

Formalizing Requirements in ERP Software Implementations

Talukdar S. Asgar and Tariq M. King
Abstract—Replacing legacy systems with off-the-shelf enterprise resource planning (ERP) software involves complex requirements analysis. To minimize risk and enable smooth execution of subsequent software development phases during implementation, we propose an approach that uses bipartite graph(s) to formalize ERP requirements. An industrial case study suggests that this type of lightweight formalism can be useful for large-scale, volatile projects such as ERP implementations. Our model is applicable to activities like product line engineering, domain analysis, and test-driven development, and facilitates reusing knowledge throughout the development lifecycle. Results indicate that bipartite matching can be advantageous for new and existing ERP projects that involve upgrading, merging, or transitioning.

Index Terms—Requirements engineering, enterprise resource planning, formal methods.

Talukdar S. Asgar is with the Department of Computer Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58013, USA (e-mail: talukdar.asgar@ndsu.edu).
Tariq M. King is with Product Development, Ultimate Software Group, Inc. Weston, FL 33326, USA (e-mail: tariq_king@ultimatesoftware.com).


Cite: Talukdar S. Asgar and Tariq M. King, "Formalizing Requirements in ERP Software Implementations," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 34-40, 2016.

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