Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Subject BISY90010 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Prerequisites: BISY90001 Business and Information Technology
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Pratap Patnaikuni


Email: rudrap@unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, when successfully implemented, link financial manufacturing, human resources, distribution and order management systems into a tightly integrated single system with shared data and visibility across the business. However, ERP systems are expensive, complex and notoriously difficult to implement. This subject will provide students with the tools, techniques and the key issues surrounding successful implementation of ERP systems. This will be done through a combination of seminars, group project work and case studies.

Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Recommend a suitable ERP package according to organisational culture, requirements and goals;
  • Explain the role of management and their commitment during ERP implementation;
  • Explain the importance of each of the critical success factors and their impact on the management of ERP implementation;
  • Identify the global issues that impact on multinational organisations when implementing ERP packages;
  • Build a strategy proposal for ERP enabled Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply-Chain-Management.
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
  • One group assignment and presentation totalling not more than 5000 words (35%)
  • Class participation (5%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
  • Written communication, which should be enhanced by writing an ERP implementation strategy;
  • Oral communication, which should be fostered through the presentation of work during tutorials;
  • Collaborative learning and team working;
  • Problem solving, which should be developed by working with a variety of international and cross culture case studies in ERP implementation;
  • Using computer programs;
  • Application of theory to practice, which should be developed by applying ERP implementation theory to international business processes.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)

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