Abstract: The difficulties and high failure rate in implementing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System have been widely cited in the IT literature. The effort and money involved in the ERP implementation is huge, most of the time the investor realizes in the middle of the project that the decision to go in for ERP is not appropriate but it is a tricky situation and difficult to come out. The main focus of this research is to contribute to the business community for an assessment of the situation before embarking themselves on the ERP implementation project. It attempts to develop a framework for estimation of implementation delays and time frame of the implementation before start of the project. The framework is validated through a descriptive study attempted in 52 companies selected through multistage random sampling and analysed using software like SPSS. The study will help to exhibit readiness of the organisation for the change process of ERP implementation so that the organisations can minimize risk and save time and efforts required for the implementation.
R. Dhinakaran Samuel and N. Santhosh Kumar, 2015. Framework for the Estimation of Delays in Enterprise Resource Planning System Implementation. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 136-146.