CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice
Students who have not previously completed CIS1000 at USQ will need to review the course objectives for CIS1000 to be sure that they have the necessary requisite knowledge to complete CIS3009. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
The course examines the evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in response to issues such as increasing technological complexity, the need to better manage spiralling IT costs, and the increasing burden on corporations of compliance to legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Due attention is given to the architecture of ERP systems, issues related to their acquisition, their impact on organizations and their potential benefits and costs. The core of the course focuses on business processes and their interaction with the ERP. Particular emphasis is placed on the powerful capabilities of ERP's as regards the integration of business processes across functional areas and their use in performance analysis and business management.