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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Learn (more) about Enterprise Systems/Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs).

  • Understand why ERPs are useful to companies.

  • Develop an appreciate of the managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of ERPs.

  • Learn practical knowledge that would help to address real world business problems associated with ERP usage and implementation.

Skills you will gain

ManagementIT Skills and Knowledge

Learner Career Outcomes

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got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Some data management and IT work and experience.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Fundamentals

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 53 min)
7 videos
1.1b Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)13m
1.1c Course Overview3m
1.2 Business Process Concept10m
1.3a Business Functions Part 15m
1.3b Business Functions Part 25m
1.4 A Brief History of SAP9m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: ERP Fundamentals Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Business Processes in ERP

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 58 min)
7 videos
2.1b Procurement Process11m
2.1c Production Process6m
2.1d Business Fulfillment Process9m
2.2 Sales Organization7m
2.3 Master Data11m
2.4 Example Fulfillment Process8m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Business Processes in ERP Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Software Selection & Considerations

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.1b ERP Selection Process Part 213m
3.1c ERP Selection Process Part 38m
3.2 Magic Quadrant Tool7m
3.3 ERP Module Possibilities5m
1 reading
Clash of the Titans Article30m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Software Selection & Considerations Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Change Management

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 56 min)
5 videos
4.2 Defending Against Pitfalls19m
4.3a ERP Implementation Best Practices Part 16m
4.3b ERP Implementation Best Practices Part 27m
4.4 ERP Implementation Partner Considerations8m
1 practice exercise
Module 4: Change Management Quiz15m

About the Information​ ​Systems Specialization

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles and practices of Information Systems Management. The first course describes how Information Systems address business problems. This takes the form of an IT alignment model that describes how Information Systems provide capabilities that enable or support organizational strategy. This component also includes an economic analysis of the Information System. The second course in the specialization entails the practice of modeling information systems. The goal of this course is to describe the Information System defined in the first course, so that the Information System can be developed. The third course provides an overview of the capabilities of modern enterprise systems. The goal of this course is to understand the capabilities of enterprise systems, so that the firm can decide if the requirement identified in the second course can be met by an enterprise system. Managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of enterprise systems will also be discussed. The fourth course in the specialization describes the IT infrastructure choices available to a modern enterprise and the tradeoffs associated with each alternative. Any large Information System implementation is a significant organizational change initiative that requires careful stewardship. All the courses will deal with the issue of change management and discuss strategies and approaches for achieving a successful implementation....
Information​ ​Systems

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