The ERP post-implementation stage: a knowledge transfer challenge


  • Sylvain Goyette Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Luc Cassivi Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Mathieu Courchesne Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Elie Elia Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)



ERP, project management, knowledge transfer, post-implementation


This paper examines the knowledge transfer process in ERP post-implementation projects, and specifically between the ERP project teams and the IT support team. Case studies were conducted in three large organizations and data was collected via semi-structured interviews. Descriptive and graphical representations were used to analyze knowledge transfer processes for each case and a cross-case analysis was performed. Results from this exploratory study shed light on the relation between the ERP evolution structure and the use of knowledge transfer mechanisms based on different types of knowledge (functional and technical). This paper highlights the necessity of relying on both formal and informal knowledge transfer mechanisms to cover recurring and ad hoc exchanges between the different stakeholders responsible for the evolution of an ERP. The paper also highlights the impact of the ERP integrator and its different inclusion strategies that are critical for the knowledge being shared by the ERP project stakeholders.




How to Cite

Goyette, S. ., Cassivi, L. ., Courchesne, M. ., & Elia, E. . (2022). The ERP post-implementation stage: a knowledge transfer challenge. International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management, 3(2), 5–19.