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ERP Systems 7.5 credits

Affärssystem - ERP
First cycle, D0026E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Systems Science
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences
Main field of study
Information Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Added to that, you must have studied databases, systems development, and programming equivalent to D0019N Software development with Java, D0006N Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and D0005N Databases II or equivalent courses.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the need for computerized support of managerial decision making
  • Understand the evolution of enterprise systems
  • Define Enterprise Systems
  • Define the components of enterprise systems
  • Explain the role of enterprise systems
  • Explain the functional organizational structure
  • Illustrate the flows in business processes
  • Understand the types of data in enterprise systems
  • Describe the various ERP implementation methods
  • Explain the core business processes: procurement, fulfillment, and production
  • Explain integrated business processes
  • Explain how to manage ERP projects


This course is setout to provide in-depth understanding of enterprise-wide systems commonly referred to as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems or Enterprise Systems (ES). These are large-scale systems that encompass most of an organization’s business processes in an integrated manner.

The course will cover those topics:

  • Introduction to enterprise systems
  • Business process
  • Main functions and business processes in organizations
  • Integrated business processes
  • Document and master data required
  • Implementation methodologies ERP project management

During the course, students will work on individual tasks on Open Source ERP systems in order to solve business problems and cases. Teaching is in English and consists of teacher-led lectures (on campus and internet), tasks that you solve individually or in groups, discussions and tutoring. For independent distance learning students, the course is completely network-based without compulsory meetings.

Practical Hands-on individual & group assignments 2,5 hp (U/G)
Written examination, 5 hp (U/G/VG)

Access to PC with Windows XP, microphone, web cam and permission to install software. Internet connection, minimum 0,5 Mbps.

Ahmed Elragal

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3
Simha R. Magal and Jeffrey Word (2009), Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems, WILEY

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002ExaminationU G VG *5.00MandatoryA18
0003Practical Hands-on individual and group assignmentsU G#2.50MandatoryS21

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 18 Jun 2020