Question 1: Using Sumner (2005), answer questions 3-5 on page 148.
3. How is the use of data warehousing and data mining facilitated by ERP?
A data warehouse is a repository of integrated information, available for queries and analysis is makes it much easier and more efficient to run queries over that data and originally came from different resources. A data warehouse is a logical collection of information gathered from many different operational databases that is used to create business intelligence that supports business analysis activities and decision-making tasks which is designed to favour efficient data analysis and reporting.
4. How do ERP systems supporting SCM provide a foundation for eBusiness?
The ERP systems supporting SCM provide a foundation for eBusiness through SCM tha allows the eMarketplace to evolve back. Finance, HR, manufacturing and sales are functioned by ERP while add-ons such as SCM, interfaces with suppliers, and CRM interfaces with customers. It is also a common fact thatERP is the core infrastructure for these systems.
5. What are the major risks of a netsourcing arrangement for ERP? What strategies can minimize these risks?
Major risks of a netsourcing venture from the viewpoint of potential customers are: Service and Business Stability, Security, Reliability, the Netsourcing Arrangement’s Longevity and Existence, and the Netsourcing Arrangement’s dependency on other parties.
Major risks of netsourcing venture from the viewpoint of existing customers are: the Netsourcing Arrangement’s longevity and existence, Reliability, the Netsourcing provider’s service and business stability. Security issues, and integrating the netsourcing solution with existing applications.
Internal IT people should maintain responsibility for ERP development. In the process of migrating to the ERP system, it is important to retain internal technical expertise and troubleshooting capability. In post-contract operations of the netsourcing contract, internal IT capability must be maintained (Ross, Vitale, Willcocks, 2003).
Question 2: Following on from the previous week develop a rough outline of your presentation. Post this rough outline to your blog.
Discuss the case
What recommendations were made ?
How should we implement ERP Systems ?Alternate solutions
Question 3: Post an entry to your blog that answers the following questions:
- What was the most difficult assessment item you completed so far in COIS12073 this term?
The most difficult assessment so far is the case study report. It was a bit complicated case with lots of thing happening to gather the necessary information for the case.
2. What was difficult about it and how would you suggest it could be improved?
The most difficult part of the assessment was the word length, which could be improved by requiring a reasonable word length.
3. If you could provide three (3) pieces of advice to a student who will be doing this course next term what would they be?
Research is very important, and please do the blogs as you go it will really help the students as blogs assessment could be found ignored by the students.
4. How will you be able to use this knowledge /these skills in your future career?
If I ever manage a business I have a good idea about the different systems I can use to improve my company. I may decide to be an ERP consultant one day too.
Sumner, M 2005, Enterprise resource planning, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.