IBE430 Business processes and ERP

IBE430 Business processes and ERP

Course code: 
Course name: 
Business processes and ERP
Program of study: 
Årsstudium i IT
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Forretningsprosesser og ERP
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2020 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2020 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian, English
Language of examination: 
Norwegian, English
Language of litterature: 
Recommended previous knowledge

Ingen spesielle

Course content

The course presents the three key business processes purchasing, sales and production. Given the tight integration between how companies operates and their information systems, the course introduce Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that illustrate how information systems enable companies to execute their operations efficiently. This is done in a practical manner by following a case company to present the flow of activities by workers together with the flows of data and information. In the exercises, students will first learn the fundamentals of each process by flowcharts and physical documents associated with the process, and then execute each process using a market-leading ERP-system (SAP).

Learning outcome

Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe business processes using business process models
  • Describe how an ERP system supports and automates the business processes
  • Describe physical-, data-, document- and information-flow for key business processes
  • Describe how business processes can be integrated
  • Use an ERP system to execute key business processes
Working and learning activities

3 hours of lectures weekly and practical exercises. 


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Assignment(s) Not required
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Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialSupport material
Written school assessmentIndividual3HoursLetter (A - F)100 Only general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version
Form of assessment:Written school assessment
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:Letter (A - F)
Supported material:
Support material:Only general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version