ERP Systems & Business Process Management PT
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ERP Systems 3: Selection and Implementation (T)

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

- know the market trend for ERP-Systems
- know the procedures for implementation of ERP-Systems
- can gather business requirements on ERP Systems
- can select ERP- Systems
- know how to test ERP systems (function test, usability tests, etc.)
- can write testing cases
- can carry out ERP trainings
- know roles and tasks in operating an ERP system

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Getting familiar with different methods for selecting and introducing
corporate information systems other than SAP by means of selected examples
(production planning, controlling, risk evaluation at introduction), approach to testing
and teaching ERP systems

recommended or required reading

Hessler, Basiswissen ERP-Systeme, W3L-Verlag, 2008;
Lanninger, Prozessmodell zur Auswahl betrieblicher Standardanwendungssoftware für KMU, EUL-Verlag 2009
Schmitz/Biermann Beschaffungsprozesse Mittelständischer Unternehmen, ZFKE 2007;
Verville, Jacques; Bernadas, Christine; Halingten, Alannah (2005). So you’re thinking of buying an ERP? The critical factors for successful acquisitions. Journal for Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp.665-677, 2005.
Verville, J.; Harlingten, A (2003). A six-stage model of the buying process of ERP software. Industrial Marketing Management. Vol. 32, pp. 585-594.

assessment methods and criteria

Standardized exam (Multiple choice and short answers), Presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture , group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Mag. (FH) Steinbacher Hans-Peter , MA

year of study

2.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable