ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

BUS5EIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Organisations today are employing ERP systems for developing customer-centric business strategies and integration of business processes in accounting, finance, human resources, sales and marketing. In this subject, an overview of enterprise-wide computing and integrated enterprise systems concepts is provided. This subject will expose you to the skills needed to become an ERP consultant. It will develop a capacity in you to analyse and reengineer business processes based on ERP life cycle and using well known ERP tools like SAP. It will help you critique business process re-engineering strategies of organisations in the context of ERP systems as well develop an ERP application framework. It will introduce more recent advances in tis area like SaaS. You will gain an understanding of the functionality of ERP systems (e.g., SAP) and the underlying business processes integrated by these systems and their method of integration through case studies. SAP based software packages are used to provide hands-on experience to the students. Some aspects of CRM (customer Relationship Management are also covered.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUS5BID and either BUS5AFS or BUS5IAF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnterprise resource planning systems : life, cycle, electronic commercePrescribedO'Leary, D.NEW YORK : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2000
ReadingsEnterprise systems for managementRecommendedMotiwalla, L. and Thompson, J.PEARSON INTERNATIONAL EDN. 2009
ReadingsIntegrated Business Processes with ERP SystemsPrescribedMagal. Simha R and Word, J.and Word, J.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique business process re-engineering strategies of organisations in the context of ERP systems

Activities:
1. Explain nature and scope of ERP systems for business process re-engineering of an integrated business enterprise 2. Elaborate and Critique benefits of ERP systems in context of business process re-engineering using real world case studies 3. Explain why almost all large organisations worldwide (and increasing numbers of medium-size organisations) have adopted Enterprise Systems for business process re-engineering 4. Explain the type of technologies which are needed for the design and development of ERP Systems 5. Describe the different roles that firms play in supporting these systems 6. Describe the input and output capabilities of ERP systems 7. Explain how ERP software manages processes (broadly)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Determine the EPR application framework through an evaluation of the organisation context (size, complexity, culture, etc.) and factors related to choosing, designing and implementing ERP systems

Activities:
1. Analyse business rationale, organization culture for deciding and determining requirements for choosing an ERP system 2. Evaluate organizational size, complexity issues in design of an ERP system 3. Evaluate strategies in planning an ERP implementation 4. Evaluation of factors related to success and failure of ERP systems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Implementing an ERP system using SAP package

Activities:
1. Explain business processes in context of materials management, order processing, accounting and finance, sales and distribution 2. Familiarize with data entry procedures used by SAP 2. Explain the specific meaning of commonly used terms in SAP (e.g. plant, warehouse) 3. Familiarize with document-handling procedures in SAP 4. Implement materials management, and Controlling : Cost Centree modlues using
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 1.5 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2 hour Exam50 01, 02, 03
One mid-term test (1 hour)Week 1 to 5 lecture and lab content10 01, 02, 03
One group assignment (1500 words each)A group of two student to do an assignment equivalent to 1500 words each. Focusses on ERP enabled Business Process Reengineering and other more recent technologies like SaaS for improving business and customer value.15 01, 02
One individual 2000 word assignment20 02, 03
Lab participationTwo tests based on SAP modules covered in the lab5 02, 03