History, Features, Challenges, and Critical Success Factors of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in The Era of Industry 4.0

  • Md. Al-Amin University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
  • Md. Tanjim Hossain North Carolina State University, USA
  • Md. Jahidul Islam Lamar University, USA
  • Sanjit Kumar Biwas University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, blockchain


ERP has been adopting newer features over the last several decades and shaping global businesses with the advent of newer technologies. This research article uses a state-of-the-art review method with the purpose to review and synthesize the latest information on the possible integration of potential Industry 4.0 technologies into the future development of ERP. Different software that contributed to the development of the existing ERP is found to be Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII), and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Potential disruptive Industry 4.0 technologies that are featured to be integrated into future ERP are artificial intelligence, business intelligence, the internet of things, big data, blockchain technology, and omnichannel strategy. Notable Critical Success Factors of ERP have been reported to be top management support, project team, IT infrastructure, communication, skilled staff, training & education, and monitoring & evaluation. Moreover, cybersecurity has been found to be the most challenging issue to overcome in future versions of ERP. This review article could help future ERP researchers and respective stakeholders contribute to integrating newer features in future versions of ERP.


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Al-Amin, M., Hossain, M. T., Islam, M. J., & Kumar Biwas, S. (2023). History, Features, Challenges, and Critical Success Factors of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in The Era of Industry 4.0. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 19(6), 31. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2023.v19n6p31
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