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Corporations world-wide have focused on improving business processes for the past two decades. In their efforts to use information technology more effectively in enabling business processes, we have seen the emergence and growth of Enterprise Systems, and more recently, Extended Enterprise Systems such as Supply Chain Management (SCM) ,  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) , Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) , Performance Dashboards and Scorecards , and Business Intelligence .

Most Fortune 500 companies have already adopted Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and many midsize companies are also planning ERP implementations.

With a commitment to keep pace with these changes in business processes and technology, the Missouri S&T joined SAP University alliance, Oracle Academy, and Microsoft's University Alliance programs in order to continue and expand classroom capabilities for integrating ERP software into the curriculum.

ERP is viewed as a combination of business management practice and technology, where Information Technology integrates with a company's core business processes to enable the achievement of specific business objectives. ERP systems incorporate state-of-the-art technology, providing a comprehensive teaching tool for business and for information systems. The Missouri S&T ERP program have been leveraging various ERP products and technologies from SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft to enhance our students' learning experiences through a well-designed and balanced curriculum. The Missouri S&T ERP program work very closely with many ERP companies on different collaboration projects to serve our business community and to bring managerial relevance into our business education in a Hi-Tech world. The Missouri S&T ERP program prepares undergraduate and graduate students for positions as both technical and business consultants in the ERP field.

Our Goals

Leverage the information technology to achieve a competitive advantage through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) education

Break academic "silos" to show students how one discipline affects another and ultimately how they all impact the company

Bring managerial relevance into academic teaching through industry collaboration

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