ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND INTEGRATION OF BUSINESS PROCESSES
This course introduces concepts in ERP and integrated nature of business processes. Students are introduced to all the major components of SAP ERP. The course participants in enterprise systems and integration of business processes will gain extensive theoretical foundations of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) using the SAP ERP software. The theoretical knowledge is practically implemented and deepened during the course by the use of case studies and hands-on exercises using the SAP ERP system. After completion of the course, students have a comprehensive, theoretical and practical knowledge of the central SAP ERP modules. This includes the organizational and data structure and the integration of a variety of business processes and functional areas. This course is designed to prepare the student for the SAP ERP10 certification exam. The certification - as completion of the course - will be held at the University of Pittsburgh and is a three-hour, 80 multiple-choice questions based knowledge test. Passing the exam leads to a sap certification widely acknowledged in business: the SAP certified business associate with SAP ERP 6.0. The course addresses the following functional areas of the SAP ERP systems: logistics, finance, controlling and human capital management. Furthermore, the integration with the SAP systems SAP business intelligence (BI) and SAP strategic enterprise management (SEM) is presented.