Winter Semester 2003
Managerial Accounting Software Application
Description (from Graduate Announcement 2000-2002, page 120): This course applies concepts and techniques of marketing management on business and engineering systems case studies. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software.
1. Lay firm groundwork in basic marketing-management concepts and terminology.
2. Introduce the SAP R/3 ERP software.
3. Achieve familiarity with the Financial Accounting (“FI”) module of SAP R/3.
4. Achieve familiarity with the Controlling (“CO”) module of SAP R/3.
5. Become acquainted with the other two Financials modules of SAP R/3, Asset Management (“AM”) and Project Systems (“PS”)
6. Gain hands-on computer-laboratory experience in the use of these modules.
Brinkmann, Sandra, and Axel Zeilinger. 2000. SAP R/3 Financial Accounting. Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson Education Limited.
Schicht, Gabriele, and Andrea Schmieden. 2001. Flying Start with SAP R/3: A Guide to Get You Up and Running. Harlow, United Kingdon: Pearson Education Limited.
Larocca, Danielle. 1999. Sams Teach Yourself SAP R/3 in 24 Hours. Indianapolis, Indiana: Sams Publishing.
Nowak, David, and Quentin Hurst. 2000. Configuring SAP R/3 FI/CO: The Essential Resource for Configuring the Financial and Controlling Modules. Alameda, California: Sybex, Incorporated.
References (alphabetically by first or only author)
Bancroft, Nancy H., Henning Seip, and Andrea Sprengel. 1998. Implementing SAP R/3: How to Introduce a Large System into a Large Organization, 2nd edition. Greenwich, Connecticut: Manning Publications Company.
Buck-Emden, Rüdiger. 2000. The SAP R/3 System: An Introduction to ERP and Business Software Technology. Harlow, England: Addison-Wesley, an imprint of Pearson Education Limited.
Curran, Thomas A., and Andrew Ladd. 2000. SAP R/3 Business Blueprint: Understanding Enterprise Supply Chain Management, 2nd edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Incorporated.
O’Leary, Daniel E. 2000. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Systems, Life Cycle, Electronic Commerce, and Risk. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
1. Financial groundwork of basic terminology and concepts
2. Introduction of SAP R/3 (“hands-on”)
3. The SAP R/3 “FI” module (“hands-on”), including functionality such as:
i) General Ledger Accounting (“GL”)
ii) Accounts Payable (“AP”)
iii) Accounts Receivable (“AR”)
iv) Asset Accounting
v) Funds Management
vi) Special Purpose Ledger
vii) Travel Management
viii) Legal Considerations (“LC”)
4. The SAP R/3 “CO” module (“hands-on), including functionality such as:
i) Cost Center Accounting (“CCA”)
ii) Product Cost Controlling (“PC”)
iii) Activity-Based Costing (“ABC”)
5. Overview and recapitulation
Laboratory and homework assignments 30%
Midterm (26 February) 35%
Final examination (23 April) 35%
If you have not already done so pertinent to a previous course, enroll as a student at the web site http://vlt.engin.umd.umich.edu. Then enroll as a student in this course using password “IMSE5275”. I urgently recommend vigorous participation in the course via this web site resource.
The university’s Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology laboratory page:
provides very helpful manuals and on-line tutorials.
The web site http://www.bpic.co.uk/erp.htm provides useful introductory information on ERP.
The SAP R/3 “commercial headquarters” web page is: http://www.mysap.com. A university-correlated, related page is at http://wwwext03.sap.com/usa/publicservices/alliance/
The site http://www.ciudadfutura.com/sap/sap/info/BAPI/bapi_04.htm provides overview of SAP business objects.
The site http://www.intelligenterp.com/columns/archive/index.shtml provides access to a wide variety of “white papers” on SAP usage.