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 Aug 24, 2005 through Nov 23, 2005 Location SM 2.904 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 12:30PM-1:30PM 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 • 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. 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 • case/article assignments for 15 points, • one term paper/project for 50 points, • three non-comprehensive exams for 45 points each, • 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:

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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 2 or 3 students will conduct 1) two transactional exercises on R/3 SD and procurement modules each. Use help available at help.sap.com. 2) conduct one configuration exercise each on pricing and availability check. 3) conduct an integrated scenario that overlaps several modules. I will provide more guidance on this project during the semester. Tentative Course Outline with Dates: Date Main Topics 08/24 Introduction: Course SAP Organizational Units and Master Data HW 1: Navigation in SAP due in a week 08/31 SAP Logistics: Sales HW 2: SAP Sales and Distribution due in a week 09/07 Logistics: Procurement HW 3: SAP Procurement due in a week 09/14 Logistics: Production Planning and Execution HW 4: SAP Production planning due in a week 09/21 Exam 1 09/28 Logistics: SD Non Std Process and Configuration HW 5: SD Configuration Look-up 10/05 Human Resources Begin Project!! HW 6: SAP HR 10/12 CoursePack: Putting the Enterprise in ES ERP Introduction 10/19 Exam 2 (until SAP HR) 10/26 CoursePack: Harley Davidson case 11/02 11/09-23 11/30 11/30 CoursePack: Tektronix case ERP Lifecycle and Course Wrap-up Exam 3 (Cases and Lifecycle) 2nd Project due Readings 1 Chapter 1,2 Chapter 4 Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Contd 75 min; multiple choice Chapter 7 for HR Chapter 3; L1; case assignment due 75 min; multiple choice L2; case assignment due; L3; case assignment due Chapter 8 Submit hard copy

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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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