Course Title: Business Process Management
Introduces key concepts and approaches to business process management and improvement. Examines how to identify, document, model, assess, and improve core business processes. Hands-on experience with SAP ERP software. Prerequisite(s): CIS 300 and CIS 325.
Prerequisite Courses: CIS 300 Foundations of Information Systems and CIS 325 Systems Analysis and Design
Course Overview Enterprise systems are becoming more and more common in businesses around the world. Enterprise systems (ES) can be defined as large-scale application software packages that support an entire organization. ES support business processes, information flows, reporting and data analytics for the organization. It is becoming increasingly important for students to develop a more process-centric perspective (as opposed to a functional perspective) that reflects the realities of the modern business environment. By definition, Information Systems (IS) professionals utilize technology to solve an organization’s business problems. Therefore, understanding the integration of business processes and how data flows through an organization is critical for the practicing IS professional. You will get hands on experience with integrated business processes with the world’s largest enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, SAP ERP, in a virtual lab environment. Real-world exposure to SAP increases the student’s ability to integrate knowledge across business disciplines and build a firmer grasp of integrated business processes. You will be able to apply the real-world concepts presented in this course immediately upon entering the workforce and will be better prepared to succeed in your career.
Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Describe key business processes in an organization • Explain the role of enterprise systems in supporting business processes • Describe the organizational data related to financial accounting • Effectively use SAP ERP to execute key steps and extract meaningful information in the
procurement, fulfillment, production, and material planning processes • Demonstrate how inventory and warehouse management processes are integrated with
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• Identify and discuss the various integration points among procurement, fulfillment, production, and warehouse management processes
• Analyze the financial and material impacts of various steps in the integrated processes.
Required Texts: Magal, Simha R., Word, Jeffrey (2012). Business Process Integration with ERP Systems. (NOTE: This is an online textbook available only at http://epistemypress.com/books/BPI/)
Required Resources: Beer Supply Chain Simulator: We will be using a supply chain simulator in weeks 6, 7. You will need to purchase an access code for $12 by going to the following page, creating and account, then making the purchase: http://mgr.responsive.net/Manager/ShowClient
Detailed instructions for creating an account and accessing the simulator are provided in week 1.
American Psychological Association (current edition). APA Publication Manual. Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/.
Library Tutorials: Research Tutorials (n.d.). Regis University Library:
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The SAP exercises that you will do throughout the course require the SAP GUI 7.4. You can use the one provided by Regis through the CC&IS Virtual Lab or you can download and install the free version on your Windows PC. Both options are provided in Week 1.
Technology Tools: Adobe Acrobat Reader
RealPlayer (to watch the video presentations)
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/.
Pre-Assignment: Online Format: Sign on to D2L (Home Page) and become familiar with the course navigation of the Online Curriculum. Read Chapter 1 of Magal text.
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Classroom-based Format: Read Chapter 1 of Magal text.
Pre-Assignment Due Dates: Classroom-based Format: This assignment is due the first night of class. Online Format: The instructor will specify the due date for this assignment.
Course Assignments and Activities:
Topics Readings Activities/Assignments
1 Introduction to Business Processes
Text: Chapter 1 Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Introductions & discussion
• Configure and test SAPGUI software
• Register for Beer Simulator
2 Introduction to Enterprise Systems
Text: Chapter 2 Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Discussion questions
Assignment: • Navigation in SAP Systems
3 Introduction to Accounting
Text: Chapter 3 Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Discussion questions
Assignment: • SAP Accounting Exercise
4 Procurement Processes
Text: Chapter 4 Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Discussion questions
Assignment: • SAP Procurement Exercise
5 Fulfillment process Text: Chapter 5 Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Video/research: Failed ERP
• SAP Fulfillment Exercise • Beer simulator practice
Quiz: • Text: Chapters 1 – 5
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6 Production Process Text: Chapter 6 Beer simulator practice Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Video/research: Successful ERP
• SAP Production Exercise • Beer simulator group work
7 Inventory and Warehouse Management and Material Planning Process
Text: Chapters 7 & 8 Beer simulator classic & transparent mode Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: Current Events Assignment:
• Research Paper • Beer Simulator reflection paper
8 Process Integration Text: Chapter 9 Online Course: From The Expert
Class Discussion: • Current Events
Assignment: • Lumira Big Data Analytics exercise • SAP Warehouse Exercises
Quiz: • Text: Chapters 6 – 9
Student Evaluation Grid:
Assignment Value (percent of overall course grade)
Discussions/Participation (2.5pts each) 20%
SAP Exercises (6 exercises) 30%
Beer Simulator Reflection Paper 10%
Quizzes (2 at 5% each) 10%
Lumira Big Data Analytics exercise 10%
Research Paper 20%
CC&IS Grading Scale
Letter Grade Percentage Grade Point
A 93 to 100 4.00 A– 90 to less than 93 3.67 B+ 87 to less than 90 3.33 B 83 to less than 87 3.00 B– 80 to less than 83 2.67
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C+ 77 to less than 80 2.33 C 73 to less than 77 2.00 C– 70 to less than 73 1.67 D+ 67 to less than 70 1.33 D 63 to less than 67 1.00 D- 60 to less than 63 .67 F Less than 60 0
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- Course Title: Business Process Management
- Course Description:
- Introduces key concepts and approaches to business process management and improvement. Examines how to identify, document, model, assess, and improve core business processes. Hands-on experience with SAP ERP software. Prerequisite(s): CIS 300 and CIS …
- Prerequisite Courses:
- Course Overview
- Course Outcomes:
- Course Materials:
- Required Texts:
- Technology Tools:
- Pre-Assignment Due Dates:
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- Student Evaluation Grid:
- CC&IS Grading Scale
- CC&IS Policies and Procedures