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 illustrate this professional whole of enterprise integrated approach. This unit raises 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 ASAP Project life cycle, 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 stage of implementation in the development of enterprise wide systems;  
  2. Evaluate and debate the need for linking enterprise mission & goals with the implementation of ERP systems;  
  3. Develop and demonstrate the use of SAP tools to aid and understand the implementation process; and  
  4. Exhibit effective multi-disciplinary team participation with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability that respects the role of culture, and differing values and dispositions as they affect the achievement of project goals.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Project Planning for ERP 20%
Assignment Data Cleansing & Conversion 20%
Creative Works Implementation Tool Application & Presentation 40%
Test Readiness Tests 20%

Required reading

Extensive Readings and Podcasts are provided online through a web-based management system.

SAP Implementation Unleashed: A Business and Technical Roadmap to Deploying SAP
Anderson G, et al. 2009,
Sams, Unleashed.

Control Your ERP Destiny,
Phillips SS, 2012,
SAP Press ISBN-978-0-015-59108-7

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