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An ERP solution based on web services and peer-to-peer networks for small and medium enterprises


  • Nico Brehm
  • Jorge Marx Gomez
  • Claus Rautenstrauch


Although the requirements of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are very similar to those of big corporations, there is still a lack of solutions for SMEs, because the roll-out as well as the maintenance is very expensive. It has become clear that EDP branch solutions, application service providing and stripped-down software versions do not offer satisfying solutions. For solving these problems, we propose an architecture for a distributed ERP system based on web services and peer-to-peer network technology whose roll-out and maintenance are better affordable for SMEs than traditional systems.

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  • Nico Brehm & Jorge Marx Gomez & Claus Rautenstrauch, 2006. "An ERP solution based on web services and peer-to-peer networks for small and medium enterprises," International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(1), pages 99-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijiscm:v:1:y:2006:i:1:p:99-111

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