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The Introduction to Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) course will help you determine if your organization is ready for an ERP implementation, examine the benefits of implementing an ERP system, and build a compelling business case in support of an ERP implementation. Introduction to ERP explores the process integration of businesswide functions (demand management, product design, and delivery) required and supported by an ERP implementation.

The course also addresses tactical functions required, such as project management and project planning, provides an overview of implementation alternatives for ERP, and includes a manufacturing case study.

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Session topics include

  • Introduction to ERP and the Benefits of Implementation
  • Developing a Business Case to Justify an ERP Implementation
  • Business Process Alignment
  • The Value Chain Process
  • Technology and International Considerations
  • Change Management and ERP Implementation
  • Implementing ERP
  • Expanding on ERP

Available Courses and Exams

Currently there are no available courses For additional information or requests for Inhouse course, please contact us

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe the concept of ERP and the ERP model; define key terms; explain the transition from MRP to ERP; identify the levels of ERP maturity.
  • Explain how ERP is used to integrate business processes; define and analyze a process; create a process map and improve and/or simplify the process; apply the result to an ERP implementation.
  • Describe the elements of a value chain, and explain how core processes relate; identify how the organizational infrastructure supports core business processes; explain the effect of a new product launch on the three core business processes.
  • Identify the international issues that impact a worldwide implementation of ERP; identify the key technological considerations and infrastructure concerns in ERP implementation; describe the strategic use of technology for ERP.
  • Explain how the key elements of organizational change management apply to an ERP implementation; define change readiness; describe a learning requirements plan; explain the use of assessment tools to identify the readiness of an organization to change; identify the methods of implementing and sustaining the change.
  • Describe project organizational considerations; define the project management tools and resources needed to implement an ERP system; describe the roles and responsibilities of the key organization players; describe the tactics, tools, and methodologies available to implement ERP; evaluate the success of the implementation.
  • Describe how the knowledge management capability of an ERP system can be used to sustain competitive advantage; describe how to use ERP to communicate effectively with customers and suppliers.
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Who will benefit from this course?

  • Professionals employed by organizations or government agencies considering or beginning an ERP implementation
  • ERP project managers
  • Consultants employed as ERP integrators
  • Professionals who desire employment in the ERP integration field

Course format: Multimedia presentation on the topic, combined with a diverse set of practical examples from the lecturer's practice and different companies. Discussion on the topics and individual cases from participants, as well as practical exercises.

Length: one or two days.

How we offer the course: The course is offered both in a public format (everyone can attend) and as an inhouse course. The content can be customized to suit your company's needs.

Certificate: Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner issues a certificate for completion of the course.

Type: Non-certification course. Students do not take an exam for APICS certification.

Working language: English. Translation and translated materials can be delivered on demand.

Instructor: the training is led by an instructor, certified by APCIS.


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