Level: Undergraduate / Graduate Duration: 8 x 3 hours
Technical requirements: Internet connection with standard compliant web browser Contributors:

Jean-Paul Smets, Jacques Honoré,
Klaus Wölfel,
Jingjing Xu


  • The first goal is to teach universal workflows in companies. By doing so, students will be able to understand fundamentals of how companies are organized and how ERP systems help companies to improve their performance by managing their business process.
  • The second goal is to observe how workflows are implemented in an ERP. For this we will use ERP5 instances delivered through SlapOS to each student of this lesson. Students will then be able to practice each workflow as company staff do everyday.
  • The third goal is to teach how to perform an initial consulting process for an ERP implementation. We will use an online questionnaire with the most important questions to ask to a company during this process. The objective of the questionnaire is to identify those business processes which are not successful enough and which can be improved using an ERP. The objective is to understand how to set the priorities for an ERP implementation.
  • The fourth goal is to teach how to configure an ERP through the definition of so-called categories. Since the configuration is made through a spreadsheet, no programming skills are needed and the focus is kept on management and organization rather than on technical details.

Before you start:

There are two Versions of the course. The standard way to do the course is by following the Virtual Machine Variant. The alternate version of the course is based on a link to an online instance of ERP5. Before you proceed further make sure you read this link to understand which version applies to you. This link will also teach you about the Evaluation of the course and how to use the FAQ and Forum.

For Questions or Problems:

  • Class FAQ: Read this before asking any question to the forum.
  • Class Forum: Ask questions to the forum if you get into trouble and the FAQ did not provide an answer.

Preparations A: Virtual Machine Course Variant

Preparations B: Online Instance Course Variant

Only if you have got a link for an online ERP5 Instance and if you have been specifically told do the Online Instace Course Variant.


Session 1: Careers and Assignments

Session 2: CRM Tickets and Events

Session 3: Sale Orders

Session 4: Sale Packing Lists

Session 5: IFRS Accounting

Session 6: Document Management

Session 7: ERP Consulting and Configuration

Case Study: Zawee Fashion Shop


Peer Review

Professor Handbook


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