Korean J Nutr.  2005 Mar;38(2):180-189.

Effect of the ERP Quality on the Performance and Causal-Effect Analysis between Outcome Variables in the Contract Foodservice Management Company

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Kyungnam University, Masan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Food and Nutrition, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Food and Nutrition Information Management, The Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The purposes of this study were 1) to analyze the effect of the ERP quality (system quality, information quality, service quality) on the performance (end user satisfaction, user's performance, system utilization) of business, 2) to conduct the causal-effect analysis between outcome variables (user's satisfaction, user's performance, system utilization) of ERP in the contract foodservice management company. The questionnaires were distributed to 260 end users (dietitians, foodservice management managers) in charge of managing the institutional foodservice such as the office (government agencies, factories), schools (universities, middle and high school) and hospitals which were managed by contract foodservice management company "C" in Seoul and Kyunggi. The surveys were performed from July 26, 2004 to July 30, 2004. Two hundred and fifty (250) questionnaires were responded (response rate: 96.2%). The statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS Win (11.5). And the descriptive analysis, factor analysis, reliability test, pearson correlation, simple and multiple regression analysis were performed. The results showed that among the 3 factors (system quality, information quality, service quality), the system quality and information quality were proved to have an effect on the user's satisfaction and user's performance significantly (p < .05). The influence of ERP quality (system quality, information quality, service quality) on system utilization were testified to be statistically significant (p < .05). The user's performance were affected significantly by system utilization (p < 0.001) and end user's satisfaction (p < 0.001). As a conclusion, to improve user satisfaction, which is the ultimate performance variable of an ERP system, high quality of an ERP system is the pre-requisite. And the user satisfaction and performance of business would be higher with the better quality ERP system. When constructing ERP system for the contract foodservice management company, we should improve system utilization and user satisfaction altogether so that user's performance could be ultimately enhanced and we should make efforts to enhance the quality level of ERP.

Keyword

contract foodservice management company; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); system quality, user's performance; user's satisfaction; system utilization

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Commerce
Gyeonggi-do
Humans
Seoul
Surveys and Questionnaires
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