Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Enterprise I.T. Planning 2

UM LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DEPARTMENT Computer Information Systems

DESCRIPTION Students will learn to appreciate the practical benefits that an ERP solution offers by consolidating different company departments and their data into a single, unified solution. While ERP systems are simple in concept, their implementation brings about a considerable set of challenges. This study-unit will expose students to these challenges and provide them with insightful guidance to apply what they learned in CIS2060/1 Enterprise I.T. Planning to the development of practical solutions to customer needs.

• Given that business concepts are central to ERP systems, and given that the student attending this study-unit is assumed to have little or no formal business background, some introductory tuition and/or exercises will supplement the core course material so as to provide a basis for understanding how an ERP system integrates business functions across an organisation.

Study-unit Aims:

The primary aim of this study-unit is to analyse, design and customise an ERP system of choice within a practical scenario.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
Through the use of a realistic case study, by the end of the study-unit, the student will be able to:

- Organise a project, gather and analyse customer requirements;
- Configure and customise an ERP solution to provide accurate and timely answers raised as part of the practical exercise;
- Set up, test and deliver a working ERP solution that addresses the needs of the ‘test’ organisation;
- Efficiently provide answers to the sorts of questions faced today by company executives which would have otherwise been impossible or too costly to satisfy.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Carry out requirements specification for a new ERP deployment;
- Identify opportunities for BPR in the client organisation;
- Install and configure / customise an ERP package to specific needs;
- Operate all main functions of an ERP solution;
- Plan for the ongoing maintenance and support of an ERP solution.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

• Wagner, Monk, Enterprise Resource Planning, 3rd Edition, Course Technology, 2008.
• Magal, S. R., and Word, J., 2012. Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems, John Wiley & Sons ISBN 978-0-470-47844-8.
• Turned, L., and Weickgenannt, A., 2013. Accounting Information Systems: The Processes and Controls, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons ISBN 978-1-1181-6230-9.
• ERP Software Manuals.


ADDITIONAL NOTES Students taking this study-unit require expertise in CIS.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Sept. Asst Session Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Peter Albert Xuereb (Co-ord.)


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