This is a managerial overview course for Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) implementations and other similar large scale technology implementations. With this course, you will familiarize yourself with a whole Enterprise Systems implementation life cycle. We will explore the ERP implementations starting with how companies decide to implement ERP systems until after go-live support.
You will get hands on exposure to SAP system, Accelerated SAP implementation methodology (ASAP) and key implementation issues. Some of these strategic issues that will be covered are implementation planning, organizational readiness, knowledge management, business process reengineering, best practices and project management within the ERP system implementation context.
This course is to the first step to prepare you to take part in ERP implementation projects as a business user, business manager, implementation team member or to consider other ERP related careers.
This course DOESN’T require any technical background, or any prior knowledge of ERP systems. Students with all backgrounds are welcome. The course contents might change during the course to fit the students’ needs.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Learn about ERP Systems and understand the key issues surrounding ERP implementations.
- Become familiar with the SAP system and SAP implementation methodology.
- Obtain a real-life perspective of ERP implementations as well as the ability to learn from current trade articles and ERP research literature for practical purposes.
- Learn/Practice key skills on business analysis, reporting, team collaboration, decision making with limited information, virtual collaboration and professional presentation that can be utilized in real world ERP implementation settings.
U. Yeliz Eseryel is an assistant professor at the University of Groningen in Holland. She has an MBA, Master’s degree in Information Management and PhD in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Yeliz’s industry experiences include project management in ERP implementations and Information Technology Consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton as well as collaboration with other consulting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and CapGemini. Most recently she lead the successful implementation of SAP SEM module at Welch Allyn, an international medical device manufacturer headquartered in Syracuse. As well, she managed the go-live testing for Welch Allyn’s European SAP roll-out of Ireland office, which included the MM, PP, SD, CS, FI, CO and PLM modules.
Yeliz teaches courses on Information Technologies, ERP Systems, Enterprise Technologies, , Enterprise Architecture, Virtual Teams & Emerging Technologies and IT Governance at Master’s and Executive Master’s programs at Syracuse University (USA), University of Groningen (Netherlands), Bilkent University (Turkey), IESEG Management School (France), Aarhus School of Business (Denmark) and E-Gov Executive Master’s Program (USA/Switzerland). Her research interests are leadership dynamics in virtual and Open Source Software Development teams.