Review of Business Information Systems (RBIS), 06/08/2011, Vol.6(1), p.61
Most academic institutions wish to provide current, up to date and real world software applications to their students and this causes a number of common difficulties. This is especially true as those applications become far larger and more complex, such as in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, more recently referred to as Enterprise Systems. The authors institution has a degree program in accounting information systems, and the authors believed that it was critical that ERP skills and applications be included in order to maintain the stature of the program. Although difficulties were expected, the authors nonetheless pursued various classroom ERP alternatives. This paper reports on those efforts, which culminated in the creation and offering of an ERP financial applications class in a six month time period. It is believed that such information will provide encouragement and useful information to other institutions that are considering such implementations.