As more and more businesses around the world adopt enterprise systems, it
becomes increasingly important for students to develop a more process-centric
perspective that refl ects the realities of the modern business environment in
which they will work. Because business operations and enterprise systems are
so tightly integrated, we have designed Integrated Business Processes with ERP
Systems to refl ect the ways in which real-world business processes are managed
and executed in the world’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP)
system, SAP® ERP. Students, regardless of their functional discipline, will be
able to apply the real-world concepts discussed in this text immediately upon
entering the workforce and will be better prepared to succeed in their careers.
Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems covers the key processes
supported by modern ERP systems. This textbook is designed for use as both
a reference guide and a conceptual resource for students taking ERP-focused
courses at schools that are members of SAP University Alliances program
(http://uac.sap.com). It examines in depth the core concepts applicable to all
ERP environments, and it explains how those concepts can be utilized to execute
business processes in SAP systems.
Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems covers the key processes supported by modern ERP systems. This textbook and the WileyPLUS online course is designed for use as both a reference guide and a conceptual resource for students taking ERP-focused courses using SAP. It examines in depth the core concepts applicable to all ERP environments, and it explains how those concepts can be utilized to implement business processes in SAP systems.
* Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems approaches topics using an integrated process perspective of the firm. Each process is discussed within the context of its execution across functional areas in the company, with special emphasis on the role of data in managing the coordination between activities and groups. Students will gain a deep appreciation for the role of enterprise systems in efficiently managing processes from multiple functional perspectives.
* Running Case Study - Many key examples, demonstrations, and assignments incorporated throughout the book are based on a fictional company, Global Bike Incorporated (GBI). GBI exists virtually in the GBI ERP system, which will be used to provide hands-on experience with executing the various processes in SAP ERP.
* Real-World Examples - In addition to the integrated approach and the GBI case study, the text includes multiple scenarios that demonstrate how businesses actually utilize ERP capabilities. Examples of both positive and negative issues associated with enterprise systems are integrated throughout the chapters to illustrate the concepts with real-world experiences.
* WileyPLUS resources include the complete book online, recorded demonstrations of each key activity, and interactive hands-on assignments using the SAP platform.