Unit BISY2005/ISY2005/ISY205 Enterprise Systems
Online Discussion Forum
Unit Learning Outcomes Graduate Attributes Assessed
ULO 1: Show an understanding of the
asic principles and issues associated
with enterprise systems.
ULO 2: Explain and describe the scope of
common enterprise systems (e.g. supply
chain, HRM, procurement, etc.)
ULO 3: Identify and critically assess the
challenges associated with implementing
enterprise systems and their impact on
ULO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of
the enterprise system development life
cycle, from selection, acquisition,
implementation, and maintenance.
ULO 5: Identify the factors that contribute
to an organisation’s readiness to
implement enterprise systems and how
obstacles might be overcome.
GA 2: Collaboration
GA 3: Research
GA 4: Critical Thinking
GA 5: Ethical Behaviour
GA 6: Flexibility
Due Date/Time Week 5, 7, & 9 (Three contributions to discussion forum) – each 5%
(1) End week 5: Sunday 16th August 2020, 5pm (AEST)
(2) End week 7: Sunday 6th September 2020, 5pm (AEST)
(3) End week 9: Sunday 20th September 2020, 5pm (AEST)
Students are required to contribute to discussion related to key topics that are posted
Discussion topic: 150 – 200 words
You will be required to contribute to an online discussion based on the content
of the lecture of that week or a topic proposed by the lecturer. You are
expected to make one substantial post on each topic. Discussion topics for this
semester include the highlighted ones:
• Share insights of Business benefits of using ERP.
• Describe a ‘Vanilla Implementation’ of ERP and the reasons why a
company would choose to consider a Vanilla Implementation.
• Discussion on Vendor Research and criteria for evaluating vendors for
• Analysis of the stabilization process and describe the issues that arise
• Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) and Business Process
• The role of enterprise systems in supporting organisational strategy and
achieving competitive advantage.
• How changing the business from a functional view to a process view
impacts the structure of the organization.
• Discuss the difference between horizontal silos and vertical silos and the
problems associated with information silos.
• Discuss the phases of the traditional ERP life cycle (Scope and
Commitment stage, Analysis & Design stage, Acquisitions and
Development stage, Implementation (Go-Live) stage, Operations stage).
• Discuss the difference between Business Process Re-engineering
(BPR) and Business Process Management (BPM).
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DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM THE INTERNET OR COPY OTHER STUDENTS’
ic for Discussion Forum (15 marks)
Assessment Criteria Fail
of core concepts and ideas
key concepts and
all concepts and
Contributes in a substantial
and meaningful way
Fails to contribute
in a meaningful
generally to the
min. number of
more than the
min. post per
Contributes original and
Ideas are not
ideas that are
new and creative
ideas that are
ideas that are
Listens to others’ ideas and
Does not listen or
espond to others
to others’ ideas
Makes the core concepts
and ideas relevant to your
Does not relate
concepts with real
with some real
Uses a variety of
eal life examples
shares real life
concepts across a
variety of topics