CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice
Pre-requisite: CIS1000 or equivalent
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 emergence of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in response to issues such as increasing technological complexity, poorly integrated Enterprise Systems (ES), a plethora of legacy systems, 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 and implementation, their impact on organizations and their potential benefits and costs. The course examines business processes and their interaction with the ERP, focusing on the powerful capabilities of ERPs as regards the integration of business processes across functional areas. The course makes extensive use of case studies focusing on the evaluation of business problems and the formulation of strategies to address these. The course provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using a leading ERP such as SAP in the role of an `end user'.