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 typical transaction documents in various 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 Jan 12, 2005 through May 2, 2005 Location SM 2.802 Meeting day M 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 Required Material 1. Sumner, M., Enterprise Resource Planning, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 1/e. 2. Download Reading Notes from WebCT as they are posted (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 • Students must login to WebCT (http://webct.utdallas.edu) as often as a couple of times a day to check announcements and documents for downloading. • Start homeworks early. Late homeworks will not be accepted. System crashes within 48 hours of homework due date are not valid excuses for late homeworks. • Only print-outs of assignments/exercises will be accepted. • There will be no make-up quizzes or exams. • If you require special consideration due to disabilities, please provide adequate documentation per university policy. • Late arrivals and early departures from the classroom are not permitted. • I will not take attendance regularly. However, if you do not show up for classes, your class participation points will be affected. It is your responsibility to get all information provided during lectures that you missed from your classmates. Missing class is not an excuse for retaking quizzes, missing homework deadlines, or misunderstanding lesson changes announced 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 (not counting extra credits if any) are 250. The approximate cutoffs for A-B-C are 225-200-175. Points less than 175 will be awarded a fail grade in the course. The course requirements include • case/article assignments (20 points), • one term paper/project (50 points), • two non-comprehensive exams (100 points), • seven or more quizzes (30 points), • SAP assignments/in-class exercises (30 points), and • Classroom participation (20 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.

ERP/SAP Books/Sources (Reference reading): 1. http://help.sap.com -> SAP R/3 -> Version 4.7 -> English. My notes are based mostly on this site. 2. Managerial Issues of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, D.L. Olson, McGraw-Hill Irwin, ISBN 0-07286112-6 3. SAP R/3 Implementation Guide: A Manager’s Guide to Understanding SAP, Bradley D. Hiquet, A. F. Kelly, CCAi, Macmillan Technical Publishing, ISBN 1-57870-063-9 4. SAP R/3 Business Blueprint, Thomas A. Curran, Andrew Ladd, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition 2000, ISBN 013-085340 5. Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, Joseph A. Brady, Ellen F. Monk, Bret J. Wagner, Course Technology, 2001, ISBN 0-619-01593-4 6. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Daniel E. O'Leary, Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-52179152-9 7. Implementing SAP R/3, Vivek Kale, SAM Publishing, 2000, ISBN 0-672-31776-1 8. Implementing SAP R/3 Sales and Distribution, Glynn C. Williams, McGraw Hill, 2000, ISBN 0-07-212404-0 The Term Paper/Project For the term project, your group will produce SAP exercises based on documentation available on help.sap.com (under IDES demo exercises). Pick any one module or combination of modules. You will also conduct some configuration exercises. You may pick your own groups of 3 members. The report is due the last day of class. I will provide more guidance on this project during the semester. Submit hard copies of both reports in class.

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Tentative Course Outline with Dates: Date Main Topics 01/10 Introduction: Course, ERP 01/17 University closed 01/24- 01/31 SAP Organizational Units and Master Data Lab 1: Navigation in SAP 02/07- 02/14 Logistics: Sales Lab 2: SAP Sales and Distribution Lab 3: Sales Configuration 02/21 Logistics: Procurement Lab 4: SAP Procurement 02/28 Midterm 1 (75min exam) + catch-up lecture 03/07 SPRING BREAK 03/14-03/21 Logistics: Production Planning and Execution Lab 5: SAP Production planning 03/28 CoursePack: Putting the Enterprise in ES Human Resources Lab 6: SAP HR 04/04 CoursePack: Harley Davidson case ERP Life cycle 04/11 CoursePack: Tektronix case 04/18-04/25 ERP Lifecycle 05/02 2nd Project due 05/02 Exam 2 (75 min exam: 7:00pm-8:30pm)

Readings1 Chapter 1,2 Notes Chapter 4 Chapter 6

Chapter 6 L1; case assignment due; Chapter 7 for HR L2; case assignment due; Chapter 3, 8 for Lifecycle L3; case assignment due Submit hard copy

In this table, “chapter” stands for 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 to lecture. “L#” stands for the case/article number as per List of cases and articles section on the previous page.

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