Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems

Simha R. Magal, Ph.D. (Grand Valley State U.), Jeffrey Word (SAP)

Synopsis: Written in partnership with SAP, Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems covers all of the key processes supported by modern ERP systems. The text approaches the topics using an integrated process perspective of the firm and include a detailed case study that is used throughout the text to illustrate concepts. The case is implemented in an ERP system, SAP, which is used to provide hands-on experience with executing processes in SAP In addition, the text, includes multiple real-world examples that demonstrate how ERP capabilities are actually utilized by businesses. This textbook is designed for use as a reference guide and conceptual resource for students taking introductory ERP courses at SAP University Alliance schools. It contains in-depth explanations of the core ERP concepts applicable to all ERP environments and translates those concepts for SAP-specific process implementation. Additionally, this textbook and the accompanying WileyPlus companion site contain 100% of the concepts and information found in SAP’s official TERP10 course curriculum, which provides an introduction to the broad functionality in SAP’s core ERP solution. However, the official SAP content has been reorganized and explained in an academically-appropriate manner with the assistance of several expert faculty reviewers. After students complete a course that uses this textbook and also master the additional materials included on the companion WileyPlus site, they will be prepared to take the SAP Certified Solution Consultant ERP Integration (Associate) exam. Audience: This book is designed for use with upperclassmen or MBAs who have completed an introductory courses in MIS, Financial and Managerial Accounting,and possess a fundamental understanding of both business processes and SAP. Delivery: Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems consists of a set of core chapters in printed form that form the basis for most ERP courses found in SAP UA schools. A set of additional chapters is available online, via WileyPlus, that provide further learning opportunities outside the core processes. These chapters can be custom printed, either online or physically, for classroom use. Each chapter contains demonstrations of concepts and processes execution in SAP and multiple online demos and hands-on exercises that reinforce the concepts from the textbook and lectures. The core chapters contain fundamental ERP concepts and should take the majority of the semester to cover. See the suggested course outlines for examples. Case Study: The original SAP University Alliance ERP client, Global Bike Inc. 1.0, has been extended and enhanced to incorporate all of the functional requirements of the SAP TERP10 course—GBI 2.0. The updated client has been configured in parallel with the writing of this textbook will form the basis of both the official SAP UA BPI curriculum and this textbook. The new client will be available for classroom use at the same time as the textbook and updated SAP UA curriculum materials (Fall 2010). Supporting Materials: Self-running demonstrations of process execution examples are included in the online materials for students and are also embedded in the class slides for instructors. The instructor’s manual includes teaching tips, advanced exercises, quizzes, and a comprehensive test bank. SAP Certification Exam preparation and review materials are also available online for students.

NOTE: Even exceptional students who take a full semester ERP course using this textbook will absolutely need to master the additional online materials in order to pass the exam without taking a TERP10 academy. This format should be comprised of 2–3 hours of lecture plus 1 hour of lab weekly. . Alternatively. in two 3-hour courses. See the suggested course outlines for examples Certification: Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems will enable schools that are members of the SAP University Alliance Program to teach the TERP10 content in regular semester courses. the entire set of chapters can be covered over two semesters. in addition to the current 2-week TERP10 academy format.Suggested Course Plan: Because the content is very challenging conceptually and also involves a hands-on component. we strongly recommend that this course be offered to upperclassmen and masterslevel students in either a 3-hour or 4-hour full-semester format. Additional online exam preparation and study materials will be provided for students who complete the course and wish to take the TERP10 exam at a testing center without taking the TERP10 academy. This approach should enable instructors to cover all of the core chapters as well as two weeks of additional chapters or other related content.

Integrated Business Processes w/ ERP Table of Contents CORE CHAPTERS  Section I: Introduction  1. Organizational Levels and Master Data b. Reporting 5. Organizational Levels and Master Data b. Organizational Levels b. Intro to ERP Concepts a. Organizational Levels c. Financial Accounting Concepts in ERP systems a. Physical Inventory Procedures     . Order to Cash Business Process c. Fulfillment Process a. Accounts Receivable f. Reporting and Analysis Tools 6. General Ledger Accounting d. Stock Transfer and Transfer Posting b. Accounts Payable e. Tasks in Financial Accounting b. Logistics Execution c. Master Data c. Inventory and Warehouse Management Processes a. Procurement Process a. Production Process a. Fixed Asset Accounting g. Manufacturing Execution 7. Goods Receipts and Transfer Postings d. Invoice Verification and Vendor Payment e. Intro to Business Processes and Enterprise Systems 2. Organizational Levels and Master b. Prepare Financial Statements Section II:  Logistics  4. Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders c. Reporting Solutions 3.

Project Life Cycle Management Process 12. Employee Records c. Business Information Warehouse /BOBJ 14. Product Cost Accounting . Project Budgeting e. Internal Order e. Information System 13. Project Execution f. Organizational Levels and Master Data II b. Enterprise Asset Management / Customer Service Organizational Structures b. Project Planning d. Profit Center Accounting f. Profitability Analysis g. Overview of Management Accounting b. Reporting and Analysis e. Corrective Maintenance Process d. Technical Objects c.ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS (ONLINE OR CUSTOM PACKAGING)  8. Analytics in ERP Systems a. Cost Center Accounting d. Material Planning Process a. Reporting and Analysis HCM 10. Program and Project Management b. Material Planning 11. Program and Project Management Processes a. Organizational Levels c. HCM Structures b. Human Capital Management Processes a. HCM Processes d. Management Accounting in ERP Systems a. Service Order Process 9. Project Structures c. Enterprise Asset Management and Customer Service Processes a. Reporting in ERP systems b. Period-End Closing g.

6 Production process Ch. 7 Warehouse management Ch. 6 Production process Ch. 2 ERP basics Ch.IBP SYLLABI OPTIONS  One semester model – Option One    Only FI and logistics. 3 Financial accounting Ch. no additional chapters With extra emphasis on integration Week # 1 TOPIC  Course Introduction Ch. 5 Fulfillment process Midterm exam Ch. 4 Procurement process Ch. 7 Warehouse management Integrated processes Integrated processes Open / Catch up Final Exam       2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 . 4 Procurement process Ch. 3 Financial accounting Ch. 1 Introduction to Business Processes Ch. 5 Fulfillment process Ch.

Week # 1 TOPIC  Course Introduction Ch. 3 Financial accounting Ch. 4 Procurement process Ch. HCM. etc. 1 Introduction to Business Processes Ch. HCM. etc. 7 Warehouse management Ch. etc. 4 Procurement process Ch. 5 Fulfillment process Midterm exam Ch. HCM. 5 Fulfillment process Ch. 7 Warehouse management Other (CO. 2 ERP basics Ch. 6 Production process Ch. 3 Financial accounting Ch. 6 Production process Ch.) Final Exam 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 .One semester model – Option Two   With room for optional chapters and/or other content.) Other (CO.) Other (CO.

8 Management accounting Chapter X: Material planning Chapter X: Material planning Midterm exam Chapter X: Enterprise asset management Chapter X: Customer service Chapter X: Human capital management Chapter X: Human capital management Chapter X: Program and project management Chapter X: Lifecycle data management Chapter X: Business intelligence Final Exam   . Week # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Topic Course Introduction Review Material from Semester one Review Material from Semester one Chapter X: Asset accounting Ch.Two­semester model (Second Semester)  Assumes option one of the one semester model has been completed. 8 Management accounting Ch.

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