Affecting Factors for the Adoption of Cloud-Based ERP System in Iraqi SMEs: An Empirical Study


  • G.J. Mohammed Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Melaka, Malaysia
  • Burhanuddin bin Mohd Aboobaider Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaka, Malaysia
  • Shahad Alyousif University of Almashreq
  • Ahmed Alkhayyat The Islamic University, Najaf, Iraq.
  • Mohammed Hasan Ali Imam Ja’afar Al-Sadiq University
  • Rami Qays Malik Al-Mustaqbal University College
  • Mustafa Musa Jaber Al-Turath University College



Evaluation, Validation, Cloud ERP, decision makers, SME, Iraq


Cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and cloud computing are critical requirements for all SMEs since they can be used to facilitate the SMEs’ growth by creating competitive and personalized innovations considering their required business scope. To date, the growth of cloud technologies has led to the development of new systems and applications in many fields and areas including businesses. Our previous study proposed an adoption model to investigate the main determinants and logistical factors that influence decision-makers of SMEs to adopt cloud-based ERP systems. The aim of this research is to enhance the previous work by evaluating and validating the new model in real life to determine whether it has achieved what it was developed for and determine the reliability of the research results. The methodology and results of the evaluation and validation process of the proposed model are presented in this research. Considering there is little documentation in the literature specifically relevant to how proposed models have been evaluated and validated, hence providing this insight will assist both the academic researchers and decision-makers. The evaluation and validation methodology and the model itself contribute toward a better understanding of adoption processes. Furthermore, the evaluation and validation procedure in future work can be used to measure, enhance and determine whether the proposed models can be used in real life.




How to Cite

G.J. Mohammed, Mohd Aboobaider , B. bin ., Alyousif, S. ., Alkhayyat , A. ., Mohammed Hasan Ali, Malik , R. Q. ., & Jaber , M. M. . (2022). Affecting Factors for the Adoption of Cloud-Based ERP System in Iraqi SMEs: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 16(21), pp. 153–167.