2014 ISECON Proceedings - Workshop Presentation

The Rise of Business Transactions from Paper to ERP

William Patrick Burke
Salisbury University

Laura Anderson
Salisbury University

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an integrated set of business applications that facilitate flow and processing and transactions between departments and functions of an organization. To facilitate the understanding and comprehension of business transactions and flows in an ERP system, this workshop will introduce a team-based, game-approach learning activity to teach and demonstrate the functions of ERP systems. The workshop game exercise will use transactions and flows between the Customer Order to Cash (Sales and Accounts Receivable) and Procure from Supplier to Pay (Purchase and Accounts Payable) accounting functions. Transactions, transmittal forms, t-accounts, Excel, and a database system will be used to simulate the functionality and components of an ERP system. Excel decision support tools, e.g., Solver and Scenario manager, will be used to analyze results of these business transactions. Documentation will be provided to participants that may be applied to their curriculum needs. The winning workshop team will receive a prize courtesy of the presenters."

Targeted Attendees
Professors who teach Information System Concepts, Accounting, Operations Management and ERP. Specifically for those who support the use of games as a teaching tool.

Recommended Citation: Burke, W. P., Anderson, L., (2014). The Rise of Business Transactions from Paper to ERP . The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.31 n.3174, Baltimore, Maryland