Checking date: 22/12/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Integrated information systems
Study: Bachelor in Management and Technology (351)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1 - Management Information Systems vs. Business Processes 1.1.- Management Information Systems. Concept, Typology 1.2.- Business processes vs. Functions 1.3.- Business processes and Management Information Systems 1.4.- Business transactions and Information transactions 2 - Interfunctional Business Processes and Integrated Information Systems (ERP) 2.1.- Integration challenges in interfunctional business processes 2.2.- Functional MIS 2.3.- Interfunctional Business Processes and Integrated Information Systems (ERP) 2.4.- Common Database. Implications 3 - ERP procurement and selection 3.1.- ERP make vs. buy decision 3.2.- The ERP market. Concentration. Typology 3.3.- Commercial ERP systems vs. Open Source systems 3.4.- ERP selection and procurement process 3.5.- Selection of the Database Management System (DBMS) 4 - ERP customization 4.1.- Current process design vs. implicit design within the ERP. Challenges and approaches 4.2.- Adapting the current practice. Business Process Reengineering (BPR) 4.3.- Adapting the ERP. Parameterization vs. customization. 5 - ERP implementation 5.1.- ERP implementation projects 5.2.- Gradual vs. Big Bang implementation approaches 5.3.- Key players. Consultants, internal teams 5.4.- ERP post-implementation 6 - ERP infrastructure 6.1.- Alternative approaches to ERP infrastructure deployment 6.2- Implications of adopting IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) approaches 6.3- Implications of adopting SaaS (Software as a Service) approaches 7 - IS-supported decision making. Approaches 8 - Key challenges: Privacy, data protection, ... 9 - Practical cases
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.