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ERP Systems

Q.1) Attempts any four of the following:

a) How data warehousing proves to be advantageous for companies?
b) Discuss the evolution of ERP systems?
c) What are the limitation of ERP?
d) What are the reasons for the growth of ERP market?
e) Write in brief the technologies required for ERP?
f) What are the barriers to the success of BPR? Suggest suitable solution to it.

Q.2) Attempt any four parts of the following

a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using ERP in Manufacturing
Management System?
b) How ERP System work in BaaN IV Model?
c) What is Gap Analysis? How are the ‘gaps’ found during Gap analysis filled?
d) Discuss the ERP implementation life cycle?
e) Which ERP tools are used to make project refresh and compelling?
f) Explain the following methods of object oriented architecture.
(i) Booch Method
(ii) Hierarchical Method.

Q.3) Attempt any two parts of the following:

a) What are the implementation methodology? Discuss the issues for defining a
successful ERP implementation.
b) What are the different types of hidden costs in ERP? Elaborate each one of them.
c) Explain the term ‘knowledge management integration’. How ERP can be useful in
this regards?

Q.4) Attempts any two parts of the following:

a) What do you understand by the term MRP III? List the five reasons for poor ERP
b) Explain in details the guidelines used for ERP implementation.
c) Discuss the integration of SCM and CRM to ERP System.

Q.5) Attempt any two parts of the following:

a) Explain the architecture of SAP R/3.
b) Can the ERP software packages jit the business need of the organization well?
c) Write short notes on any two
i) Seed replication
ii) Oracle RDBMS
iii) Visitor Management System.
Q.6.a) Discuss the reasons of growth of ERP market.
Q.6.b) What is business integration and how does the ERP system achieve it?
Q.6.c) How is BPR connected with ERP? Explain.
Q.6.d) Discuss the advantages of data mining.
Q.6.e) What is supply chain? How SCM is different from logisitic management?
Q.6.f) What are the limitation of ERP?

Q.7.a) What is pre-evolution screening? Why is it required?

Q.7.b) How the gap analysis helps in selection of a specific ERP package?
Q.7.c) Discuss the suitability of Indian market of ERP packages.
Q.7.d) Discuss the important factors for ERP package evaluation.
Q.7.e) Discuss the methodology for selecting suitable platform for ERP.
Q.7.f) Explain SSAD.

Q.8.a) Discuss the post-implementation of phase of ERP implementation. How is

it carried out?
Q.8.b) Explain the economic aspect of ERP implementation. What are the hidden
Q.8.c) What kind of contract is necessary with consultants and employees in ERP

Q.9.a) Discuss the future of ERP market in Indian Industrial scenario.

Q.9.b) What are enabling technologies? Discuss some of these for successful ERP
Q.9.c) Discuss the advantages of product data management.

Q.10.a) Describe SAP applications. How are these used?

Q.10.b) Discuss the cross-function approach of ERP Systems.
Q.10.c) How ERP and E-commerce are related? Explain with examples.
11 Define ERP? Discuss reasons for the growth of the ERP market.
12Why ERP System is said to be flexible? What are the reasons for growth of the ERP
13What is ERP Systems suppose to achieve? List major benefits of ERP implementation?
14Enumerate benefits of ERP implementation in an organization. Discuss any two in
15What is ERP? What are the advantages of ERP?
16What is integrated information system? Why integrated information systems are
important for the organization success?
17Discuss a typical integrated data model used in ERP System.
18 Describe the genesis of ERP system. How it has an edge over MRP System.
19 Describe the contribution of ERP system from India.
20 List the limitation of ERP systems. Write down three technologies that can help to
overcome from these limitations.
21 What is BPR? How it is differ from other management techniques and how it is
connected to ERP?
22 What is data Ware House? Why do company needs it?
1) Explain the term OLAP?
2) Describe the concept of on-line analytical processing as a class of technologies that
are designed for live adhoc data accessing and analysis.
3) Discuss the rules for on line analytical processing system given by Dr. E.F. Codd.
4) Name some of the ERP products and their manufactures. Will the work load of the
employees will decrease after implementation of ERP.
5) How will you select an ERP package for a particular business sector? Discuss the
various factors considered for this purpose.
6) Write down name of five most common modules available in all ERP packages. Write
down the sub-modules that a finance module of ERP system may have.
7) Write a short note on Make-to-order.
A Write a short note on Make-to-stock.
B Write a short note on Engineer-to-order.

23 How does configure to order Model supports the integrated business environment.
a What is Configure-to-order?
b Define the following:
I. Lead Time
II. BOM (Bill of Material)
III. DRP (Distribution required planning)
IV. MTS (Make to Stock)
V. ETO (Engineer to order)
24 Which are the different steps/ phases of ERP implementation life cycle. Discuss the
importance of pre-selection phase screening in the ERP implementation of life cycle.
A Write down the phases of ERP implementation Life Cycle. Discuss the GAP analysis.
B Write a short note on object oriented architecture.
C Define system and explain SSAD.
25 Compare SAP with Oracle as ERP tool

(a) Mercedes-Benz Mexico S.A. de C.V. (MBMex) assembles Mecedes-Benz

and Freigtliner trucks and C-and E-Class cars and engines for the Mexican and South
American marketplace. A sister plant-Mercedes-Benz Omnibuses (MBBos), in Monterrey
(Nuevo Leon)-assembles Mercedes-Benz municipal buses in partnership with Caio of
(b) Mercedes-Benz brought in R/3 to meet the post pressing issue in its
marketplace-rapid response to customer requests for custom configured products. The
companies (MBMex and MBBus) get component parts from suppliers in Mexico, the
United States and Brazil and kits from Germany, which they then custom assemble for
their distributor and fleet customers. The most important issue is to have units available
for their customers in the configurations in which they are required. Associated with that
is compressing the response time to their orders.
Study the above case and answer the following:
VI. For what benefits has company opted the SAP R/3 package?
VII. What can be the solution for the above case?
VIII. What can be hardware requirements for the solution?
IX. What can be software requirements for the solution?