Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 16

Volume 16 Number 4, Pages 437-454

Winter 2005

SAP-related Education - Status Quo and Experiences

Michael Rosemann
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

Amelia A. Maurizio
SAP America
Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA

Abstract: Integrating Enterprise Systems solutions in the curriculum of not only universities but all types of institutes of higher learning has been a major challenge for nearly ten years. Enterprise Systems education is surprisingly well documented in a number of papers on Information Systems education. However, most publications in this area report on the individual experiences of an institution or an academic. This paper focuses on the most popular Enterprise System - SAP - and summarizes the outcomes of a global survey on the status quo of SAP-related education. Based on feedback of 305 lecturers and more than 700 students, it reports on the main factors of Enterprise Systems education including, critical success factors, alternative hosting models, and students' perceptions. The results show among others an overall increasing interest in advanced SAP solutions and international collaboration, and a high satisfaction with the concept of using Application Hosting Centers.

Keywords: Enterprise systems, ERP, SAP, Off-the-shelf software

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Recommended Citation: Rosemann, M. & Maurizio, A. A. (2005). SAP-related Education - Status Quo and Experiences. Journal of Information Systems Education, 16(4), 437-454.