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Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019
Applications of ERP and Timely Data Management in Selected Public Universities in Kenya
Abstract: The application of ERP is a great consideration that universities in Kenya should put into consideration in their management of academic affairs. Despite the difficulties involved in using the system, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems promise multidimensional benefits and competitive leadership in managing information if integrated in academic affairs. Grounded in systems theory, this empirical study aimed at providing a roadmap for holistic examination of the efficiency of integrating ERP systems in the management of academic affairs in universities. The objectives of this study were to; determine the the effect of the application of ERP on timely management of data. The study adopted descriptive cross sectional survey research design. The target population was 22 Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic affairs and Registrar Academic affairs, 286 Deans of Faculty / Schools and chairmen of Department, 11 IT Personnel and 1100 Lecturers. Proportionate Stratified random sampling and purposive sampling were used to select respondents for the study. Questionnaires, interview schedules were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data respectively. A sample of 16 DVCs and academic Registrars, 8 IT technicians, 120 Deans of faculties/schools and CODs and 320 lecturers were selected for the study from 8 universities. A total of 464 respondents participated in the study.
Keywords: ERP, Application and Universities
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,
Pages: 573 - 578