Metalco is really a large Australian mining company. It features a rocky history when it comes to its effective utilization of human resources (IS), and there's common dissatisfaction in the organization concerning IS and also the IS department. A current resignation from the chief information officer brought towards the decentralization from the IS function, to maneuver it nearer to the operating departments. Simultaneously, among the division heads has suggested that the organization purchase the SAP enterprise-wide system, to exchange an early on organs and circulatory system this was poorly received. The cost for SAP is extremely high, $23 million. Applying it might also require substantial alterations in company processes. Considering its history, recent IS decentralization, and also the high SAP cost, the organization is confronted with deciding of whether or not to proceed with SAP. An appendix within the case has many info on the process accustomed to evaluate SAP, and results thereof.
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