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COURSE PLAN 2013-14

SUBJECT: Enterprise Resource Planning


MBA - 338
FACULTY: Lakshmi Iyer
3 Hours / Week

2 Credits

1. COURSE OVERVIEW

Course offers a fundamental framework of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in an


organization and makes students understand the scope and role of ERP.
It identifies the various functional modules for vertical and horizontal workflow of business
operations.
It enables students to understand how managers could take better decisions through integration
of information.
It covers the various aspects of ERP in terms of concepts, working knowledge and practical
training on ERP software package like SAP.
It orients the students towards understanding the business processes which can be integrated in a
seamless chain through hands on lab sessions through SAP software.

2. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME


Students would understand the role of ERP in business transactions through various business
processes. They would learn the application of ERP for effective and efficient functioning of
organizations to bring improvement in business functions.
3. PRESCRIBED TEXT
Jaiswal, M., & Vanapalli, G. (2005). TextBook of Enterprise Resource Planning (5th Edition ed.).
Chennai: MacMillan Publishers India Limited.
4. REFERENCES
Dey, B. (2005). Business Process Engineering & Change Management (2nd Edition ed.). New
Delhi: BizTantra.
Leon, A. (2008). Enterprise Resource Planning (2nd Edition ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill
Education Private Limited.
Monk, E., & Wagner, M. (2008). Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning (3rd Edition ed.).
United States: Cengage Learning.
Sadagopan, S. (1999). ERP - A Managerial Perspective (3rd Edition ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw
Hill Education Private Limited.
Singla, A. R. (2008). Enterprise Resource Planning (3rd Edition ed.). New Delhi: Cengage
Learning India Pvt. Ltd.
Sumner, M. (2004). Enterprise Resource Planning (2nd Edition ed.). Edwardsville: Prentice Hall.
Wagner, B., & Monk, E. (2008). Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning (3rd Edition ed.).
United States: Cengage Learning.

5. SESSION CONTENT AND SCHEDULE


As per Annexure.
6. CIA 1 EVALUATION
Component
Weightage
SAP module S & D & MM completion and generating documents for transactions - 50 %
MCQs
- 50%
7. CIA 2 EVALUATION
Component
SAP module PP, HRM, FICO completion and generating required documents
Article Review/Case Study

Weightage
- 50 %
- 50%

8. MID-TERM EXAMINATION TOPICS


UNIT 1 Concept and Benefits of ERP
UNIT 2 Building Business cases for ERP
UNIT 3 Modules of ERP
9. LEARNING METHODOLOGY AND EXPECTATION FROM STUDENTS

Read the concerned chapter/portion as per session schedule before the class.
Interactive mode of learning/discussions during the class will be observed. Peer learning would
be achieved by this mode.
Individual analysis of cases, followed by group learning during the class hours using case study
method would be conducted. Students should read the case study and preferably come prepared
with a write up.
Active participation in the practical sessions on SAP is expected and completion of all the
prescribed modules in the course material should be accomplished.
Annexure

Unit

Topic- Break up

Hrs

Date

UNIT 1

Concept and Benefits of ERP

2nd Jan. to 4th Jan

UNIT 2

Definition of ERP, Benefits of


ERP, ERP potential in Business
transformation
Demand of ERP, Evolution, ERP
market
Building Business cases for 4
ERP

Teaching
Method

Chapter
One & Four

Lecture
Lecture
7th Jan. to 18th Jan
Two

UNIT 3

UNIT 4

UNIT 5

UNIT 6

UNIT 7

Roles of ERP, Need for ERP,


Gap analysis, Competitive
Environment analysis,
Strategic needs analysis,
Feasibility analysis, ERP Project
life Cycle, Cost elements
ERP Lab Sessions SAP
Software.
Modules of ERP, Introduction to 2
SAP, Modules of SAP
Lab
sessions
on
various 8
functional modules of SAP with
assignments

ERP enabled Business Process


re-engineering
Is Re Engineering Necessary?
Business process re-engineering,
Implementing BPR - BPR
characteristics and steps
ERP and BPR, ERP modeling in
BPR,
Business case, Five stage ASIS/TO- BE Analysis
ERP Project Implementation

Lecture
Lecture
Lecture

20th Jan to 25th


Jan
27th Jan. to 8th
March

Lecture
Lab
sessions on
S&D, PP,
MM, FICO,
HCM
modules

27th Jan to 8th


Feb

CIA 1 & 2
Modules
completion and
generating
output
documents
Six

Case Study

ERP implementation lifecycle


ERP with respect to small and
medium enterprises (Indian
Perspective),
Issues in ERP Project
management
Managing ERP-ES Enabled 2
Change
Introduction, Planning for
integration, Change management
strategies
4
ERP- Trends in ERP
Technology & Business
SaaS, SOA, Cloud computing,
Integration with E-Business,
mobile commerce, ERP solution
providers / vendors

17th Feb to 1st


March

Two & Eight

Case Study

3rd March to 8th


March

Ten & Eleven

Lecture
10th March to 15th
March

Self
learning
module by
students

Research Articles:
1. Factors influencing ERP implementation in Indian manufacturing organizations : A study of
micro, small and medium enterprise By: Parijat Upadhyay, Saeed Jahanyan, Pranab K. dan.,
Journal of Enterprise Information management, Apr 2011, Vol. 24, Issue 2, p130-145
2. ERP Evaluation Criteria: A Consultants Approach By Renu L. Rajani and Sridhar Padmanabhan
HYPERLINK
"http://books.google.co.in/books?
id=wBMwsiGCnBAC&pg=PA56&dq=ERP+evaluation+criteria:+A+consultant
%27s+approach&hl=en"
http://books.google.co.in/books?
id=wBMwsiGCnBAC&pg=PA56&dq=ERP+evaluation+criteria:+A+consultant
%27s+approach&hl=en Follow this link
Evaluation Criteria
1. CIA I
2. CIA II
3. Attendance
4. Mid Trimester
5. End Trimester Examination

(20 marks)
(20 marks)
(10 marks)
(50 marks)
(100 marks)