ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) has been defined as an enterprise-wide information system designed to coordinate all resources, information, and activities needed to complete business processes and measure performance. ERP is the foundational layer that provides information structure, knowledge capture and business control. ERP systems are packaged enterprise systems that cover most core business functions including finance, accounting, sales, operations management, purchasing, and human resource management.
In the ESEFA curriculum we are teaching enterprise systems using the SAP S/4 HANA system.
References and Further Reading
1. Lubasi M. & Seymour LF. (2019) The Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning Education: A Case Study of the University of Zambia. In: Kabanda S., Suleman H., Gruner S. (eds) ICT Education. SACLA 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), vol 963, 331-344. ISSN 1865-0929. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05813-5_22
2. Faasen, J., Seymour, L. & Schuler, J. (2013). SaaS ERP adoption intent: Explaining the South African SME perspective. Sixth International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS) 2012. Editors: Poels, G. IFIP LNBIP 139, pp 35-47. Available http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-642-36611-
3. Jansen van Vuuren, I., & Seymour, L. F. (2013, November). Towards a model for user adoption of enterprise systems in SMEs. In Enterprise Systems Conference (ES), 2013 (pp. 1-9). IEEE.