Imagine that you are the senior vice president for human resources in a large telecommunication company. Your company has a very diverse workforce, ranging from engineers, salespeople, accountants, and call center representatives in both U.S. and other countries in Asia and South America. You believe that the best asset of the company is its employees, including the contractors, in the company. However, you are under pressure to control and reduce overhead costs and at the same time increase the productivity of the workforce. As a solution to your issues, you are considering ERP solutions for your company.
Note: You may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:
Determine the necessary business processes and functions needed to meet the goals of the head of the Human Resources Department.
Determine the data needed for the ERP solution.
Choose the vendor product (e.g., SAP, Oracle) to implement in the company and provide a rationale for the ERP solution.
Explain whether to consider an onDemand solution such as SuccessFactors, and specify the pros and cons of this kind of solution.
Explain how the HR ERP system would interact with other ERP modules such as those implemented in the sales and accounting departments.
Create a diagram through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Word or Visio, or an open source alternative such as Dia that illustrates the interaction among other ERP systems in the company. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Speculate the potential ethical implementations in the implementation and how to mitigate the associated risks (e.g., privacy).
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze and describe the key process areas in ERP to include: marketing and sales, accounting, procurement, fulfillment, production, inventory and warehouse management, human resources, and material planning processes in ERP systems.
Summarize how ERP systems represent a key source of competitive advantage for organizations.
Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with ERP implementation.
Develop an ERP solution to address and solve a business problem.
Evaluate the ethical concerns that ERP systems raise in a global context.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in ERP.
Write clearly and concisely about ERP topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions