Module ERP Systems, Media and Communication Computer Science (Bachelor) (ER 2)

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ERP Systems


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Mathias Philipp

7 ECTS points / 6 Contact hours

5th Semester

Business Administration

Basic study period

The students shall learn to think in business processes on the basis of integrated ERP systems. They should recognize the interdependence of operational functions, and thus deepen their basic economical knowledge about processes (horizontal integration). Further, the students recognize the need for vertical integration as a prerequisite for the development of ERP systems for management information systems. In addition the students learn architecture, design and development of ERP systems.

Written Exam 90 Min. (graded)
Course ERP Laboratory



Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Mathias Philipp



Exercise 1 Semester (not graded)

The materials provide an introduction to Global Bike Inc. (GBI), an SAP ERP navigation case study, exercises and case studies for the following SAP ERP Modules: Sales (SD), Materials Management (MM), Production Planning and Control (PP), Financial Accounting (FI), Controlling (CO) . Independent work individually or as a group as a couple of the case studies in an SAP ERP system. Software: SAP ECC 6.0, Database: GBI

Alternative to the laboratory:
Introduction to the ABAP programming language with practical exercises in the SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. Learning objectives include: language elements Workbench database, selection screens, function modules, ABAP OO.

Recommended reading: Extensive material for introduction to the topic as well as on each case study. Provisioning is about the blended learning and e-learning platform ILIAS.

Kind of work: Labor participation and preparation of laboratory results. Exercises and case studies from the curriculum GBI powered by t he SAP University Alliances community. Some case studies have been extended to more detailed tasks.

Course ERP Systems



Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Mathias Philipp



Module exam

ERP basics, system integration, system architectures, and logistics: Distribution (SD), Materials Management (MM), Production Planning and Control (PP) as well as Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO). In addition, an overview is given to the software selection.

Recommended reading: Lecture material completely as PowerPoint documents, blackboard notes for interactive development of central problem positions, a main textbook to ERP, a main textbook to SAP ECC 6.0.

Kind of work: Lecture participation

Course IT Service Management



Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Mathias Philipp



Module exam