About this Course
This course provides you with an understanding of what Enterprise Systems (also commonly termed as Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, ERPs) are. After learning about what these systems are, we would touch upon why these systems are useful to companies, through which you would get to see the various jobs and positions that are associated with the use and deployment of ERPs. In this course, you would also develop an appreciation of the managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of ERPs. Specifically, we would be touching on the important points to consider when shortlisting and purchasing an ERP, the approaches taken in ERP implementation, and change management techniques to utilize when an organization is undergoing ERP implementation. At the end of this class, you will be endowed with practical knowledge that would help you to address real world business problems associated with ERP usage and implementation....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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1 hour to complete

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Fundamentals

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Reading
7 videos (Total 53 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
1.1b Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)13m
1.1c Course Overview3m
1.2 Business Process Concept10m
1.3a Business Functions Part 15m
1.3b Business Functions Part 25m
1.4 A Brief History of SAP9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1: ERP Fundamentals Quiz15m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

Business Processes in ERP

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Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2.1b Procurement Process11m
2.1c Production Process6m
2.1d Business Fulfillment Process9m
2.2 Sales Organization7m
2.3 Master Data11m
2.4 Example Fulfillment Process8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2: Business Processes in ERP Quiz15m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

Software Selection & Considerations

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Reading
5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
3.1b ERP Selection Process Part 213m
3.1c ERP Selection Process Part 38m
3.2 Magic Quadrant Tool7m
3.3 ERP Module Possibilities5m
Reading1 reading
Clash of the Titans Article30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3: Software Selection & Considerations Quiz15m
Week
4
Clock
2 hours to complete

Change Management

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Reading
5 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
4.2 Defending Against Pitfalls19m
4.3a ERP Implementation Best Practices Part 16m
4.3b ERP Implementation Best Practices Part 27m
4.4 ERP Implementation Partner Considerations8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4: Change Management Quiz15m

Instructor

Jason Chan

Assistant Professor
Carlson School of Management, Information and Decision Sciences

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Information​ ​Systems Specialization

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles and practices of Information Systems Management. The first course describes how Information Systems address business problems. This takes the form of an IT alignment model that describes how Information Systems provide capabilities that enable or support organizational strategy. This component also includes an economic analysis of the Information System. The second course in the specialization entails the practice of modeling information systems. The goal of this course is to describe the Information System defined in the first course, so that the Information System can be developed. The third course provides an overview of the capabilities of modern enterprise systems. The goal of this course is to understand the capabilities of enterprise systems, so that the firm can decide if the requirement identified in the second course can be met by an enterprise system. Managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of enterprise systems will also be discussed. The fourth course in the specialization describes the IT infrastructure choices available to a modern enterprise and the tradeoffs associated with each alternative. Any large Information System implementation is a significant organizational change initiative that requires careful stewardship. All the courses will deal with the issue of change management and discuss strategies and approaches for achieving a successful implementation....
Information​ ​Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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