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Published by: Aitor Raymonjé Pavo Gardé on Jun 28, 2012
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Chapter 2—Enterprise Systems
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1.One of the primary goals of implementing an ERP system is to standardize processes and systems.ANS:T2.Communicating via separate databases is easier than communicating with an enterprise system.ANS:F3.Enterprise systems result in more accurate forecasts resulting in reduced inventory and costs toredistribute inventory.ANS:T4.The primary goal of installing an enterprise system is reducing system installation costs.ANS:F5.Enterprise systems potentially integrate the business process functionality and information from all of an organization’s functional areas.ANS:T6.An enterprise system should cause the organization to conduct business in a more costly manner.ANS:F7.An add-on software module in an enterprise system might be a customer relationship managementsystem (CRM).ANS:T8.The dominant player in the enterprise systems market is Microsoft.ANS:F9.SAP has a primary focus on large Fortune 500 type companies.ANS:T10.Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and Lawson Software focus on mid market sized companies.ANS:T11.Customer relationship management (CRM) software builds and maintains an organization’s customer-related data.ANS:T
 
12.Customer relationship management (CRM) software aggregates, manages, and retains data across theentire organization for the identification, acquisition, and retention of vendors to maximize the benefitsof those relationships.ANS:F13.If you have made a Web purchase such as with Amazon.com you have experienced some of thefunctionality of a CRM system where the vendor keeps track of your name, address, and purchases.ANS:T14.Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality includes procurement and contractmanagement.ANS:F15.Customer self service (CSS) software is often an extension of CRM software.ANS:T16.Supply chain management (SCM) software helps plan and execute the steps such as demand planning,acquiring inventory, manufacturing, distributing, and selling the product.ANS:T17.Supplier relationship management (SRM) software manages the interactions with the organization’sthat supply the goods and services to an enterprise.ANS:T18.Middleware is a software product that connects two or more separate applications or softwaremodules.ANS:T19.Enterpriseware might be used to stitch together a number of legacy systems, an enterprise system, best-of-breed applications, and Web-based applications.ANS:F20.An Application Programming Interface (API) is a means for connecting to a system or application provided by the developer of that application.ANS:T21.Microsoft Dynamics Snap line of tools is an example of an Application Programming Interface.ANS:T22.Enterprise application integration (EAI) is an approach to connect together multiple pieces of anenterprise system and to connecting across different organizations.ANS:T
 
23.Examples of enterprise application integration include enterprise systems and customer relationshipmanagement systems.ANS:T24.Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) is a type of communications-broker software that uses standardized protocols to let event-driven applications communicate in a less-expensive manner than can thetightly-coupled, synchronous enterprise application integration (EAI) platforms.ANS:T25.DreamWeaver is a Web services platform from SAP that can be used to build applications thatintegrate business processes and databases from a number of sources within and betweenorganizations.ANS:F26.Business process management (BPM) provides a comprehensive method for integrating manual andautomated internal processes, applications, and systems, as well as integration to external partners andservices.ANS:T27.Manual accounting systems include integration of business processes, applications, databases, and datastandards such as EDI, and XML.ANS:F28.Event driven architecture (EDA) is an approach to building and designing enterprise systems in which business events “trigger” messages to be sent by middleware between independent software modulesthat are completely unaware of each other.ANS:T29.In an event driven architecture (EDA) the business unit “pushes” the event to the recipient rather thanwaiting for the recipient to request or “pull”, the event to themANS:T30.The value chain is a chain of activities performed by the organization to transform outputs into inputsvalued by the customer.ANS:F31.An organization creates a competitive advantage by creating less value for its customers than does itscompetition.ANS:F32.Secondary activities of the value chain include activities directly involved with marketing, producing,selling, and delivering the product or service to the customer.

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