The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management

Course Syllabus
Course Information Course title Enterprise Resource Computing Course number MIS 6319 Sec 501 Course This course introduces students to typical business processes seen in large corporations, description with transaction documents in functional areas such as sales, purchasing, and production. The SAP R/3 system serves as an enterprise model for data and processes. This model emphasizes the integration between the different functional areas. This course also covers managerial issues in ERP using an ERP life cycle approach. Topics such as selection of ERP and implementation approach are covered. Assignments and in-class exercises will include exercises and demos in SAP R/3 and ERP case analysis. Course date Aug 16, 2006 through Nov 22, 2006 Location SM 2.901 Meeting day W Meeting time 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM Prerequisite(s) Graduate level course in databases (MIS 6326) or industry experience Instructor Information Name Dr. Nirup Menon Office location SM 3.414 Office hours T 1:30PM-2:30PM or by appt. Email menon@utdallas.edu Phone 972-883-4823 Website http://www.utdallas.edu/~menon Student Education Objectives/Outcomes User perspective – Understand enterprise business process terminology – Relate to document flow and integration in ERP – Business processes as defined in SAP – Become comfortable with data entry in Logistics modules in SAP Developer perspective – Understand configuration in SAP – Build complex business rules such as pricing in ERP Required Material 1. Hayen, R., SAP R/3 Enterprise Software, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007 1/e. 2. Download Reading Notes from WebCT as they are posted (check weekly). 3. A course packet with cases and articles is available at the on-campus, and off-campus bookstores. For the list of cases and articles included, see the ‘List of cases and articles’ section below. General Policies • Please login to WebCT (http://webct.utdallas.edu) as often as a couple of times a day to check for announcements and newly posted documents. • Please submit print-outs of assignments/exercises in class. • All submitted course requirements must be your own work. Check out UTD webpage for details regarding academic integrity and honesty.

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Course Requirements Grading will be based on a scale from A+ to F. Maximum possible points are 300. The approximate cutoffs for A-B-C are 280-255-225. Points less than 225 will be awarded a fail grade in the course. The course requirements include • Three case/article assignments for 15 points, • one presentation for 50 points, • three non-comprehensive exams for 135 points, • three quizzes (on case assignment days) for 15 points, • SAP exercises for 75 points, and • Classroom participation for 10 points. List of cases and articles: 1. “Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System,” T.H. Davenport, Harvard Business Review, July-August 1998, pg. 121-131. 2. “Harley-Davidson Motor Company: Enterprise Software Selection,” Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA 02163, case study #9-600-006. 3. “Tektronix, Inc.: Global ERP Implementation,” Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA 02163, case study #9-699-043.

The Term Paper/Project Groups of maximum 2 students will analyze any one major business process. The group will present the process flow, one transactional exercise, and explain a few underlying configurations in R/3 SD and procurement modules each. Explain the relationships between the configuration settings in the master data and documents involved in the process. Use help available at help.sap.com. Presentations will be scheduled from November 1st, 8th, and 15th in class. There is nothing to hand-in. Tentative Course Outline with Dates: Date Main Topics 08/23 SAP Organizational Units and Master Data HW 1: SAP Navigation 08/30 SAP Logistics: Sales HW 2: Create a Material master (due in a week) 09/06 Logistics: Procurement HW 3: SAP Sales and Distribution due in a week 09/15 Logistics: Production Planning and Execution HW 4: SAP Procurement due in a week 09/21 Logistics: SD Non Std Process and Configuration HW 5: SAP Production planning due in a week HW 6: SD Configuration Look-up due in a week 09/28 CoursePack: Putting the Enterprise in ES ERP Introduction 10/04 Exam 1 (on material from 08/16-09/15 Technical) 10/11 ERP Introduction continued 10/18 ERP Lifecycle 10/25 CoursePack: Harley Davidson case;
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Readings1 Chapter 1,2, 9; Notes on WebCT; Chapter 11 Chapter 3, 4; Chapter 12 Chapter 4; Chapter 4 Chapter 7 L1; case assignment due Chapter 5 75 min; multiple choice Chapter 8, 10; L2; case assignment due;

In this table, “chapter” indicates the relevant chapter from the Sumner text. In addition, PPT files and my notes summarizing the lecture will be posted one or two days prior or after the day’s lecture. “L#” stands for the case/article number as per List of cases and articles section on the previous page.

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11/01 CoursePack: Tektronix case; Spillover; Recap; 11/08-15 Project presentations 11/22 Exam 2 (09/21 to Cases and Lifecycle) The lecture will follow the exam on 09/28.

L3; case assignment due 75 min; multiple choice

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