Part 1:  Answer the module review questions listed below. These questions were chosen to demonstrate your understanding and help you assess your progress.

  1. How is the role of an ERP system different from traditional TPS, MIS, DSS, and others? Can an ERP system support all levels of management?
  2. Discuss the evolution of information systems in an organization. How can the use of ERP systems remove information or functional silos in organizations?
  3. Among all the ERP components listed in the chapter, which component is most critical in the implementation process and why?
  4. Discuss the role of ERP in organizations. Are ERP tools used for business process reengineering (BPR) or does BPR occur due to ERP implementation?

Part 2:  Provide examples of ERP components in an organization that you know of or where you’re working. Provide examples of the hardware, software, people, processes, and databases.