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Kujala V., Halonen R. (2020) Business Growth Using Open Source e-Commerce and ERP in Small Business. In: Abraham A., Cherukuri A., Melin P., Gandhi N. (eds) Intelligent Systems Design and Applications. ISDA 2018 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 940. Springer, Cham.

Business growth using open source e-commerce and ERP in small business

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Author: Kujala, Valtteri; Halonen, Raija1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, P.O.Box 4500, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-07-22


The purpose of the current study was to introduce a solution to support small business to maintain its continuity and to grow its business in the competition among other companies. Earlier knowledge reports the role of ERP in managing business and points out ability to improve ERP systems later. Current ICT-enabled tools enable efficient means to communicate with customers and other stakeholders, and to add visibility of the companies. A prototype for an ERP system was built utilizing an open source platform WordPress and its ready-made plugins. Among other basic ERP features, the solution offered tools for web publishing and a simple authentication system. Based on the study, the chosen WordPress infrastructure seemed satisfactory for small business needs.

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Series: Advances in intelligent systems and computing
ISSN: 2194-5357
ISSN-E: 2194-5365
ISSN-L: 2194-5365
ISBN: 978-3-030-16657-1
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-16656-4
Pages: 147 - 158
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16657-1_14
Host publication: Intelligent Systems Design and Applications : 18th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2018) held in Vellore, India, December 6-8, 2018
Host publication editor: Abraham, Ajith
Cherukuri, Aswani Kumar
Melin, Patricia
Gandhi, Niketa
Conference: International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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