School of Management The University of Texas at Dallas BA 4356-001 Enterprise Resource Planning Spring 06 Instructor: Class Location

: Class Day and Time: Office Location: Phone: E-mail: Office Hours: Class home page: Login Id: Password: Lou Thompson SOM 2.717 Thursday, 4-6:45 PM SOM 3.813 972-883-2558 2:00 – 3:30 on Thursday or by appointment utdstudents management

Texts: • “Teach Yourself SAP R/3 in 24 Hours ” (copyright 1999) by SAMs Publishing • The course makes heavy use of PowerPoint presentations using an overhead projector. These slides will be available on the home page for the class. In addition, articles, which supplement the textbooks, may be distributed during the course. I will also post some related material on the course home page. You must keep up to date with the class web page for bulletins. Some handouts will only be distributed in class and not posted on the web page. Course Objective: The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the value of Enterprise Resource Planning and to understand the issues in the selection and implementation of ERP software. Students will get hands on experience with SAP modules (Sales & Marketing, Production, Procurement, Finance, and Controlling) and learn how SAP has been implemented at some of the Fortune 500 companies. This is an introductory course! Students must put in their time learning the system in order to be very successful in the course. Grading Policy: Mini-Exam 1 Exam 2 Final Exam Lab Assignments Class Participation TOTAL POINTS 20% 25% 25% 25% 5% 100%


The grading will be based on the grading scale below. Adjustments are made only if necessary. 98 – 100 A+ 92 – 97 A 90 – 91 A87 – 89 B+ 82 – 86 B 80 – 81 B77 – 79 C+ 72 – 76 C 70 – 71 C67 – 69 D+ 62 – 66 D 60 – 61 DBelow 60 F If you disagree with the grade you have received on an exam please turn in your complaint in writing and we will try and resolve the problem. Class participation and attendance: I would like to encourage you to come to class. Students that miss classes grades are reflective of their attendance. There is always something that we can learn from each other. In addition, I would encourage your active participation. An interactive class is always more fun!! I would encourage you to read articles on the Internet and other popular press and trade magazines and bring into class some discussion about the topics being discussed in class. Regular and Make Up Exam: All exams will be based on a closed book closed notes format. No cheat sheet will be allowed. Everyone is expected to take the exams. Should you have a conflict that is unavoidable, please contact me BEFORE the exam and we can try and work something out. There will be NO make up exam. Scholastic Dishonesty: The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility with respect to academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student maintains a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. Scholastic dishonesty includes,


but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission as one's own work of material that is not one's own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary proceedings. Specifically, copying another student's computer files could result a grade of F and/or expulsion from the University. Schedule: This is a tentative schedule of classes. I will try and follow this as far as possible. If there are any changes I will announce them in class. If you miss class or are asleep when I announce the changes it is YOUR responsibility to find out what changes have been made. I will not be held responsible for you missing announcement changes. General Notes: • • Exams will be closed books and notes. Active class participation is expected and encouraged. Express your views and ask many questions – the objective is that you learn, and not that you show off or keep your misunderstanding to yourself. I would encourage some incorrect answers since they tend to stimulate discussion. For the benefit of the class (and the instructor), your are encouraged to bring up in class relevant work experience, which you may have had, or database related material which you read in the popular press. For the benefit of the class please provide me with a copy of the article and I will make sure that copies are made and distributed, so that we could have a lively discussion in class. The best way to reach me is via email or telephone.


Detailed Course Outline: Note: Readings are assigned for the particular class day Week 1: January 12 • Class Introduction • Business Organizations & Terminology • Enterprise Resource Systems • SAP History & Background Week 2: January 19 • Enterprise Resource Systems • Functional Integration • SAP History & Background Week 3: January 26 • Mini-Exam-1 Review • SAP Navigation • Hands on Lab 1 (Ex-1 Basic Navigation) Week 4: February 2 • Mini-Exam-1 • Value Chain Thinking • Sales & Distribution Week 5: February 9 • Hands on Lab 2 (Ex-2 Sales & Distribution) Week 6: February 16 • Production Week 7: February 23 • Hands on Lab 3 (Ex-3 Production Part 1) • Exam 2 review Week 8: March 3 • Exam 2 Week 9: March 16 • Procurement Week 10: March 23 • Hands on Lab 4 (Ex-3 Production Part 2)


Week 11: March 30 • Human Resources • Hands on Lab 5 (Ex-4 Procurement) Week 12: April 6 • Hands on Lab 6 (Ex-5 Human Resources Part A) Week 13: April 13 • Mandatory Attendance • Class Summary • Final Review • Hands on Lab 7 (Ex-5 Human Resources Part B) Week 14: April 20 • Final Exam


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