Enterprise Resource Planning—Integration
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- 1 credit
The course about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) concepts especially the interlink among Human Resources, Accounting, Sales and Distribution, and Logistics through process mapping and software systems. Customer Resource Planning (CRM) and Supply Chain Management issues and systems will be discussed to highlight the linkage to customers and suppliers. Their importance in today’s business world becomes obvious when you consider that most Fortune 500 companies follow these mapping and use one or more of the more popular systems, such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, I2, and Manugistics to accomplish it. These systems simply stated, ERP systems employ software that integrates the application programs in accounting, sales, manufacturing, and many other business functions into a common database. They operate in real-time, meaning that the exact status of the organization is always available. Further, you will gain hands-on experience with SAP R/3, the most widely used ERP system in the world. In addition, we will use cases and readings to understand the management and use of these concepts. To learn more about this topic, you will be expected to write a paper focusing on an element of integration issues.