Course Title: 
Enterprise Resource Planning Management
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering

'Enterprise Resource Planning Management' is a course offered in B. C. A. (Bachelor of Computer Applications) program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to ERP

Accommodating Variety – Integrated Management Information – Seamless Integration – Supply Chain Management – Resource Management – Integrated Data Model – Scope – Technology – Benefits of ERP.

Business Engineering and ERP

What is BE? – Significance and Principles of BE – BPR, ERP and IT – BE with IT – ERP and Management Concerns.

Unit 2

Business Modelling for ERP

Building the Business Model.

ERP Implementation

Role of Consultants, Vendors and Users – Customization – Precautions – ERP: Post-implementation Options – ERP Implementation Methodology – Guidelines for ERP Implementation.

Unit 3

ERP and the Competitive Advantage

ERP and the Competitive Strategy.

The ERP Domain

MFG/PRO, IFS/Avalon - Industrial and Financial systems – Baan IV – SAP – SAP R/3 Applications – Example of an Indian ERP Package – The Arrival of ERP III.

Unit 4

Marketing of ERP

Market Dynamics and Competitive Strategy.

Sample Case Studies

Unit 5

Client Server and ERP Architecture

Introduction to Client Server – Advantages and Disadvantages – N tier Architecture – ERP Architecture.

Open Technology

Background of Open Technology – Introduction – Proprietary v/s Open source – Need for Open Source Solutions – Open Source ERP.

Commercial ERP

Commercial ERP – Open Source ERP v/s Commercial ERP.


  •  “Enterprise Resource Planning – Concepts and Practice”, Vinod Kumar Garg, N.K. Venkitakrishnan, Second Edition, Eastern Economy Edition, Prentice-Hall of India Pvt., Ltd., 2008.