Students will critically review foundational methodologies, techniques and tools that underpin the successful implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. An industry standard system, SAP, will be used to illustrate best practice ERP enterprise integration. This unit overviews issues that need to be considered for successful ERP implementation, challenging students to investigate and interpret on a case-by-case basis critical elements including: the Accelerated SAP (ASAP) Implementation Methodology, data conversion, implementation testing, and monitoring via project reporting. Students will evaluate a range of implementation strategies and alternative change management models to recommend choices for contemporary organisations operating in a variety of business settings.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BCO5651

Prerequisites

BCO6603 - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate the critical stages of an SAP implementation in the development of enterprise wide systems;  
  2. Evaluate and assess the need for linking enterprise mission & goals with the implementation of ERP systems;  
  3. Design the SAP implementation process using SAP tools; and  
  4. Exhibit sufficient SAP ERP skills as that expected of an effective multi-disciplinary ERP team member.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Accelerated SAP project plan (Group) 25%
Assignment Data cleansing & conversion (Group) 25%
Creative Works Completion of SAP tool tutorials (Individual) 50%

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