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Overview

In today's cutting-edge business world, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software plays a critical role. By bringing a company's many different functions together into one large integrated system, it creates an abundance of opportunities for growth and increased productivity. However, mastery of ERP is central to success and Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, Third Edition, provides the perfect tool for making sense of this vastly important technology. The book examines enterprise software in general and shows readers how ERP software can improve the functions of a company, how it can streamline operations, and how the functional areas of any package relate to each other. The third edition has been updated to reflect the very latest trends and updates in ERP software. With all new sidebar cases and real-world examples throughout, this text will not only provide a thorough introduction to the world of enterprise resource planning, but will also prepare readers for success in today's marketplace.

Bret Wagner, Western Michigan University

Dr. Bret Wagner is associate professor and director of Western Michigan University's Integrated Supply Matrix Management program. Dr. Wagner received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Michigan State University and has published a number of articles on topics in production planning and scheduling. He has been involved in the integration of ERP software into business curriculum since 1998.

Ellen Monk, University of Delaware

Ellen F. Monk has been teaching Information Systems at the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware since 1989. Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Monk worked as a chemical engineer for Engelhard Industries and W. R. Grace and Co.’s Davison Chemical Division. She has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in MIS.
  • Numerous screenshots familiarize readers with software programs and key concepts
  • End-of-chapter questions and exercises test mastery of the subject matter periodically and allow for immediate feedback
  • Ongoing case study of a fictitious company illustrates how ERP works when applied to all aspects of a single business
  • Many examples use the industry-leading software, SAP, preparing readers for work with a program that they are likely to encounter in their professional experiences
1. Business Functions, Processes and Data Requirements
2. The Development of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
3. Marketing Information Systems and the Sales Order Process
4. Production and Supply Chain Management Information Systems
5. Accounting in ERP Systems
6. Human Resources Processes with ERP
7. Process Modeling, Process Improvement, and ERP Implementation
8. ERP and Electronic Commerce

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  • ISBN-10: 1133457673
  • ISBN-13: 9781133457671
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  • ISBN-13: 9781423901792
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781111820428
Find all the resources you need with this convenient Instructor's Resource CD-ROM -- updated to reflect all new content changes in the latest edition of this text. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, these Instructor Resources include a helpful Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint® slides, ExamView™ test bank, syllabi, and solution files. The Test Bank includes 50-75 multiple choice, true/false, completion, short answer and essay questions per chapter. Resources are also available for download online.