For this week’s course project assignment, consider the concepts that you will use to combine both ERP systems and workflow management systems.
You need to include an example of the business process and explain the goals of the business in long term, and full functionality of the ERP
systems and the objectives.
The three bullets below are what should be in your diagram:
• Business process: specification of a sequence of activities leading to a goal. You can pick any sequence of activities related to the
current problem in the company and create a diagram showing your solution to that piece of the problem.
• Business object: representation in an IT system of an entity in the business domain. (From a business standpoint, it is a single object
with an interface, although internally it can consist of multiple objects that contain the implementation of the methods in the interface of
the business object. The business objects are bundled in larger components that are quite independent from each other and that can be
configured relatively independently. When such components are put together they should also be able to work together seamlessly.)
• Business service: representation of a piece of functionality, an algorithm, or a user task (a service should include characteristics
and constrains. The generic business services, developed in either the workflow or the ERP part use the concepts from the generic process model
to express their functionality. Both are able to use those services).
You can use any type of tool you want (e.g., Visio or Word).
Here is an example of a diagram:
Basic overview or assignment, continuation of above overview:
Business process, sequence of activities leading to a goal, anything dealing with the problem of customers wanting to see their data in a more
strategic format, customers unable to et to purchase history and financial information currently. Create your own.
Business object, IT system, single object, your erp system, what IT perspective to capture data.
Business service, representation of a piece of functionality, algorithm or user task
Runa Uturuncu Current Background and Problem:
Runa UturuncuLLC, has a base in the U.S. and Europe (Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Gibraltar). This company is in the computer parts
business and it has three lines of focus: Networking parts, Processors (CPU), and Graphic Cards, but has an interest in providing/selling all
parts in the computer industry. Globally, it has more than 2000 employees. This company is working with SAP-ERP systems that promote and
integrate business processes. The organization produces their own version of a CPU and a Gaming Graphic Card. Runa Uturuncu LLC , sells all of
its products to specific dealers around the world. The organization has manufacturing in the United States, Switzerland, Gibraltar, and
Netherlands. You will need to explain the business process and workflow management in SAP-ERP. You also need to come up with a solution to the
following problem and provide conclusions and recommendations.
The company processes purchase orders for computer hardware, and there are many complex problems involved in this. The purchase order (PO)
document is complex and contains many challenges for both the company and the customer. The purchase order (PO) may contain requests for other
hardware components (e.g., storage devices, networking equipment, etc.). Customers want a coherent view of their purchase order’s progress, a
reasonable delivery schedule (the machines should not arrive one-at-a-time), alerts, etc. The company’s profitability requires efficient
coordination, delivery, and in some cases assembly of components. The processing of the PO may require business rules to validate
configurations or compute volume discounts. The process may call for numerical algorithms to optimize production and shipping schedules. In
addition, there are many non-integrated applications, different views and forms of business artifacts (PO, product descriptions), and manual
The business process typically involves multiple enterprise sites and business units (for example, server assembly, microelectronics,
financing), and external partners.