Conceptualizing ERP Application for Soccer Industry
Keywords:Conceptualization, ERP Applications, Business Processes, Soccer Industry, Restructuring.
The purpose of this conceptual research paper is primarily to investigate the opportunities in restructuring in entertainment industry with the focus on soccer clubs. The reason is the rapid advances in operational units and project management of restructuring processes, the new technology integration in new economy, e-business, which has no barrier in ERP application. A clear example of this development is Football Club (FC) Manchester United (MU) in soccer industry.
While soccer clubs (e.g. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United) appear to be simple enterprises, the complexity of their organizational processes provide opportunities in optimization through benchmarking with ERP applications in service industry.
From the literature, we learnt that a number of business processes at professional soccer clubs are compatible with the business processes at service industry. This has been the basis for a conceptual study on application of ERP (enterprise resource planning) business processes.
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