We have developed a detailed case of a fictitious manufacturing company and implemented it in an ERP system, SAP's R/3. Through this case and its ERP implementation, we are able to: (1) integrate business curricula, (2) demonstrate to students the integrated nature of business processes, and (3) provide students with the opportunity to work with complex business concepts. The case provides a common framework for assignments and exercises across multiple courses, and can either be used alone or in conjunction with SAP. The focus here will be on the role of the Introduction to MIS course that serves as the critical first step in the integration process. In addition some time well be spent discussing the costs and practical considerations of implementing ERP into a business curriculum.
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