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Enhancing Student Learning of Enterprise Integration by Deploying SAP R/3 into Curriculum

By Ravi Seethamraju

Abstract

Though the ability of enterprise systems (ES) software solutions in teaching concepts of cross-functional enterprise integration and process orientation are well recognised and discussed in the academic literature, many business schools/faculties, for different reasons, are slow in incorporating these latest software products in their curricula. This paper reports on one curriculum development project that extended the deployment of SAP R/3 into the business curriculum for enhancing students learning of enterprise integration. Employing questionnaire survey and selfassessment of the knowledge and skills gained in the course, the effectiveness of the curriculum design and delivery are reported in this paper. This study demonstrates the powerful role played by the ERP system in developing business process orientation and cross-functional perspective to business students

Topics: Enterprise integration, SAP, Business curriculum, process orientation, E-Commerce, Management Information Systems
Publisher: AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:aisel.aisnet.org:iceb2006-1040

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