Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study if ERP success factors are applicable in APS implementations.
Methodology: A multiple case study including four companies that have implemented an APS concerning their tactical planning process is conducted. Critical Success Factors derived from the ERP literature and described effects from APS implementations are studied at the companies. The cases are compared concerning their fulfilment of the critical success factors with respect to the effects they have experienced.
Findings: Findings show that several critical success factors concerning ERP most likely are applicable in APS implementations. Also, the findings verify some of the previous described effects from APS implementations.
Practical implications: The findings show some factors to pay attention to when going through APS implementation projects. They also show some of the effects that can be expected if succeeding with the APS implementation. Both these implications are of use to managers that consider implementing an APS.
Originality/value: Studies considering success factors in APS implementations are lacking in the published literature. Testing ERP success factors application on APS implementations has not been done before. The findings of this paper fill some of that gap.