ERP and SAP S/4 HANA® (EN)2022/2023
- Purpose and learning objectives
ERP systems play a central role in many modern organizations IT environment, supporting strategic goals and decision making, but especailly supporting the daily operations taking place in the execution of a companys business processes.Knowledge
In this context new digital technologies are forcing organizations to reimagine their business models, the way their business processes are designed and the way their employees work in the digital economy. This is also affecting the design of the next generation of ERP systems.
SAP S/4HANA® is SAP’s next-generation business suite, providing a digital core for the organization. It is a new product built on SAP HANA®, one of the most advanced in-memory platforms today. SAP S/4HANA® delivers massive simplifications in areas such as customer adoption, data model, user experience, decision making, business processes, and models. The system is designed to integrate with and utilize the IoT, Big Data, mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and more.
The course will walk through the practical use of the SAP S/4HANA® cloud based ERP system for some of the major processes within a company:
- Procure2Pay (Purchasing)
- Order2Cash (Selling)
- Plan2Produce (Producing)
- Financials (Accounting & Controlling).
This walk through will very much be in the form of “hands-on” exercises and you do gain a certain level of ability to use SAP S/4HANA®.
Learning goals made simple – a summary
You will gain a better understanding about the business processes that ERP systems support and how they can be integrated via system relationships that often are rather complex and complicated.
More importantly you will gain experience in executing standard processes in SAP.
Gain a deeper understanding about some of the most important business processes thatSkills
ERP systems support.
Understand how the key attribute of integrating all of an organizations business functions and processes into one system actually is achieved through the ERP-systems structure, the
available data elements & their setup and customization.
Learn about the current state of the art of modern ERP-systemsCompetences
Get hands-on experience with SAP S/4HANA standard processes (and though that
understand that other major ERP systems typically will and do work in the same way).
Stand better prepared to engage in a futurecareer where you work with the implementation,
support or use of ERP-systems.
- Type of instruction
A mix of practice and theory.
In each class there will be lectures followed by exercises in the SAP S/4HANA ERP system.
- Subject/module requirement for
Equipment needed to participate
We assume students to have a laptop that runs Windows 10 (or later) or Mac OS X 10.12 (or later).
Older versions of Windows or Mac OS and Linux might work in most cases – but is not supported with help to install open source tools or handle teaching examples.
We assume students have a HDMI-port or miniDVI/lightning port on their laptop.
In a select few teaching situations (not in 1st semester) examples are used, that does not work well with less than 4 GB RAM Memory – for this 8 GB RAM is recommended.
Students will need office software (Microsoft, Apple, Google, or..).
Students need to be able to produce and read pdf-documents, Word-documents, Powerpoint-presentations and Excel-spreadsheets.
There exist a Microsoft cloud version that becomes available when you set up a free one-drive account.
An Internet browser needs to be available (i.e. Chrome or Safari).
We strongly recommend students to have access to Facebook and a private Facebook-account.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationParticipation in the lecturesExam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested standaloneType of examWritten examinationThis elective will be finalized by:
1) Hand-in of a 5 standard pages mid-term group-based case report, which counts
for 40% of the final grade.
2) An Individual multiple-choice test, which counts for 60% of the grade.
Both need to be passed.
Grades is given according to the 7 scale.Individual exam or group examIndividualExam languagesEnglishPermitted exam aidsNoneAvailable exam aidsNoneType of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersInternal censureExam criteriaRatio of correct answers.
In the subject ERP and SAP S/4 HANA® (EN) you will receive 65 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 86 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 24% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: digital exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, exercises.
Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances