ITIS421 : Enterprise Systems


Department of Information Systems

Academic Program

Bachelor in Information Systems








This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretic and practical issues related to the application of enterprise systems within organizations. The main focus of this course is to demonstrate how enterprise systems integrate information and organizational processes across functional areas with a unified system comprised of a single database and shared reporting tools. Enterprise systems, by their multi-dimensional integrative nature, offer the depth of functionality and breadth of integration to demonstrate how global operations of organizations are managed. Thus, students will gain an appreciation of the scope of enterprise systems and the motivation for implementing them. [Optional: Example software will be used to illustrate how enterprise systems work. An integrated project, which requires the application of conceptual as well as technical (software) skills of students, will be required.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge &understand

  • Understand the fundamental of enterprise systems.
  • Recognize how an organizational process often spans different functional areas.
  • Understand how enterprise systems integrate functional areas into one enterprise system.
  • Explain how “best practices” are incorporated in enterprise systems.

mental skills

  • Evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing an enterprise system.
  • Describe the role of enterprise systems in carrying out processes in an organization.
  • Evaluate the major enterprise system software providers and their systems.
  • Evaluate the role of enterprise systems in carrying out processes in an organization.

Practical & professional skills

  • As a team students play a game that shows how production line works in factories.
  • Students make a project analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of an organization.
  • The student plans a program for an organization to improve work and increase production.
  • The student monitors the production plan and its effectiveness.

General and transferable skills

  • Work in a team of two people.
  • Oral communication by giving and discussing the project case study.
  • Editorial communication, project writing, and organization survey work

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Problem-based learning
  • Mini-projects

Methods of assessments

  • Midterm exam = 30
  • Case study = 20
  • Final exam = 50

Course contents

  • Introduction to Enterprise
  • ERP systems
  • Business processes and integration
  • Organizational change and change management
  • Human resource functions
  • User commitment
  • How enterprise systems support business
  • communications
  • Training
  • Governance of processes and data
  • Production logistics
  • Planning and control
  • Challenges with implementation
  • Post implementation issues

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