Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Implementation

    Unit code: BCO5651 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney
    BCO6603 - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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, organisational change management and training, 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Critically analyse and evaluate the critical stages of an SAP ERP 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 ERP implementation process using SAP tools; and
    4. Exhibit sufficient SAP ERP skills as that expected of an effective multi-disciplinary ERP team member.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 50%
    Completion of SAP tool workshops (Individual – progressive assessment)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 25%
    Accelerated SAP project plan (Group)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 25%
    Data cleansing & conversion (Group)

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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