Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1999

Tektronix, Inc.: Global ERP Implementation

by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, George Francis Westerman III and Mark J. Cotteleer

Abstract

Reviews Tektronix's implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution in all three of its global business divisions. This case tells the story of three implementations, each with its own character and requirements. Tektronix managers needed to synchronize the requirements of each division with the company's overall need to standardize business practices and its desire to adhere to a common business model across the enterprise. Details the difficulty of major business change in a mature business and technical environment.

Keywords: Business Model; Transformation; Globalized Markets and Industries; Information Management; Management Skills; Management Style; Strategic Planning; Problems and Challenges; Electronics Industry;

Citation:

Austin, Robert D., Richard L. Nolan, George Francis Westerman III, and Mark J. Cotteleer. "Tektronix, Inc.: Global ERP Implementation." Harvard Business School Case 699-043, February 1999.