INMT5501 Enterprise Information Systems

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides students with a foundation in enterprise information systems and identifies the key issues for managers involved in acquiring and maintaining large-scale software systems in organisations. The strategic significance of enterprise systems in organisations is demonstrated through investigating enterprise resource planning (ERP) support for fundamental business processes, and examining the relationship between the configuration of enterprise systems modules and the design of organisational structures and practices. The objective of the unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of enterprise systems so that they can appreciate the role and functionality of ERP software as well as being able to contribute effectively in projects for acquiring and enhancing ERP software.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and analyse business information requirements related to ERP software; (2) conduct a feasibility analysis for ERP acquisition and make a justified recommendation; (3) explain the nature and evolution of enterprise architecture; (4) identify and describe the essential functionality of ERP software; (5) demonstrate an appreciation of the complexity related to configuring and customising ERP systems; (6) assess the potential impacts of ERP implementations; and (7) demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) presentation; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christina Kum
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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