MSYS358-18B (HAM)

E-Business Implementation

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
School of Management and Marketing

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: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz
: lori.jervis@waikato.ac.nz
: sade.lomas@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Most organisations, large and small, now buy and customise software (such as ERP, CRM, and SCM systems) rather than build systems internally from scratch. Therefore, the importance of managing the selection, implementation and commissioning of significant software projects is extremely high. E-Business systems projects involving such software usually bring huge changes to business processes and organisational structure, and careful management of the change processes is critical to the success of what are usually very expensive and organisation critical projects. This course deals with issues of managing such software projects with lectures, guest speakers and field visits, a group project and hands-on practicals on the SAP ERP system. The practicals do not require programming language skills. The course is mainly about ERP systems, which is an industrial standard worldwide, particularly for any mid-sized to large organisations. The SAP ERP system which is the most widely adopted enterprise systems is used in the practicals to provide hands-on experience and to build experiences and familiarity with the user interface. The content is not about enjoyment but to know what would be in the real complicated industrial situation and thus to prepare for entering in the job markets.
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Paper Structure

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Lectures, interactive class discussions and practice in the lab will be used to work through the material for the course. These materials are available via Moodle which is the main communication platform for this course.

Students are expected to use the material provided through the course only as a starting point and are expected to take on the responsibility to practice and learn from other related sources to develop both their own understanding of the topic areas and share those insights in some class discussions. Questions and discussions during class sessions are strongly encouraged. Unless you have previous practical ERP experience in the industry, attending the lecture is essential for you to understand what you are doing in the lab and to prepare for the assessments. You are expected to take the good initiative and responsibility for your own learning.

The paper involves with practical labs and the ongoing works are recorded as part of the assessment from week2. Thus, students should come to the class from week 1 and should try to avoid late enrolment as it can cause issues in the subsequent learnings.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students will become familiar with the basics of ERP systems and their implementation modules
    Lecture material will support this learning objective.
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  • Students will become aware of the organizational issues that impede effective implementation of packaged solutions
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  • Students will be able to find and use resources about ERP systems management.
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  • Students will get hands on experience with SAP ERP system
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  • Self-directed learning

    This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn about the environment for major enterprise software systems, and to have some limited hands-on experience with the SAP system, but it is not intended to produce a person who can immediately get a job as a SAP expert but possible jobs at the user level. There are many companies using this product, and further commercial training are often supported by the employer that can be used to build your skills to the point where you may be considered for an level position working with the SAP product as an advanced expert.

    It is hoped that if you see yourself in a future career involving work with the SAP system, that you will take the opportunity to undertake some self-directed study (during this course and in parallel with what is required for this course) to acquire and build your personal skills to the point where you may be able to find a future career in this area.

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Assessment

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The assessments are listed on the table below.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Class participation
1 Oct 2018
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Group Assignment
6 Sep 2018
3:00 PM
30
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Conceptual Test
4 Oct 2018
9:30 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Practical Test
8 Oct 2018
5:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lab
5. Practical Work
23 Oct 2018
3:00 PM
25
  • In Class: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is not a specific textbook for this course. Lecture & Workshop materials are from SAP Inc. and the SAP Academic Alliance. The material will be available via Moodle. For copy right issues, a student should only keep a copy for self-learning process in this class and extra copies should not be made for distribution.

Materials are from SAP with Global Bike Inc Data Set Version 3.1

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Recommended Readings

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The following books may be a helpful aid to enhance or extend your learning in this course, and are recommended, but not required to be purchased. As the features of SAP change rapidly, look for the latest versions of reference books – the good ones do get updated and reprinted regularly.

  • Anderson, G., Nilsdon, C. & Rhodes, T. (2009). SAP implementation unleashed: a business and technical roadmap to deploying SAP. Sams Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana ISBN 978-0-672-33004-9.
  • Olaf Schulz, 2017. Using SAP: An Introduction to Learning SAP for Beginners and Business Users, Edition 3, SAP PRESS. ISBN 1493214047, 9781493214044
  • Venki Krishnamoorthy, Alexandra Carvalho, 2014, Discover SAP. SAP Press, Edition 3, Galileo Press. ISBN1592299873, 9781592299874
  • Venki Krishnamoorthy, Martin Murray, Norman Reynolds, Peter Teesdale. 2016, SAP Transaction Codes: Your Quick Reference to Transactions in SAP ERP, SAP PressEdition 2, Rheinwerk Publishing, SAP Press, ISBN1493213660, 9781493213665.

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Online Support

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Moodle is used as the class platform

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Workload

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Apart from attending lectures, students can expect to put in some hours each week on the SAP practicals, supported by a two hour practical session with a tutor, on Monday or Thursday. Workload will vary as the course progresses through the early formative stages and on to the group work project. However, it is expected that you will spend a total of 200 hours on this course throughout the semester, including class times.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MSYS458

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