ERP Systems & Business Process Management PT
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ERP Systems 3: Selection and Implementation

level of course unit

Master`s course

Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate, the student:
* Is familiar with the development of ERP systems and the demarcation to enterprise system
* Is familiar with the most important phases of the ERP life cycle
* Is familiar with common ERP systems
* Can select ERP systems (criteria, etc.)
* Can analyze the usefulness of an existing ERP system for companies
* Is familiar with procedures for the implementation of ERP systems (SAP-ASAP, etc.)
* Knows how to implement ERP systems (SAP-ASAP, etc.)
* Knows elements of the deployment process (introduction, migration, information, documentation, training)
* Is familiar with procedures for testing ERP systems (functional tests, usability tests, etc.)
* Knows different license models

After the basic courses, students will gain an insight into another common ERP system via SAP.
* Has an overview of ERP product ranges of a third-party supplier
* Knows basic functionalities of the third-party supplier
* Can perform selected transactions in the third-party supplier's software
* Knows advantages/disadvantages between SAP and the third-party supplier

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

* ERP life cycle
* Overview of ERP systems
* Criteria for selecting ERP systems
* Procedures for implementing ERP systems
* Procedure for testing ERP systems
* Licensing models
* Overview of third-party product range (in addition to SAP)
* Basic functionality of the third-party vendor
* Selected transactions in the third-party vendor's software
* Advantages/disadvantages between SAP and the third-party vendor

recommended or required reading

Gronau N.; Enterprise Resource Planing: Architektur, Funktionen und Management von ERP – Systemen; München; 2014; 3. Auflage
Görtz M., Hessler M.; Basiswissen ERP-Systeme; Witten; 2007
Lanninger V.; Prozessmodell zur Auswahl betrieblicher Standardanwendungs- software für KMU; Lohmar; 2009
Kähkönen, T. et al.: What Do We Know About ERP Integration? International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. pp. 51–67 (2013)

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, individual work with software, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Van der Vorst, MBA

year of study

2.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)

not applicable