ERP-ReferenceArchtectures-v2

ERP-ReferenceArchtectures-v2 - Enterprise Reference...

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1 July 10, 2007 1 ERP Methodology and Project Management Enterprise Reference Architectures Ronald E. Giachetti, Ph.D. Associate Professor Industrial and Systems Engineering Florida International University July 10, 2007 Slide 2 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” – Albert Einstein
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2 July 10, 2007 Slide 3 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Definitions s Enterprise: a complex set of business processes that can be designed to accomplish a specific set of objectives. s Architecture : A description (often graphical) of the structure of something. A structured plan, a framework on the basis of which a product or an organization of an enterprise can be constructed s Reference model : a general model that can be used as a base to derive other models from. s Reference Architecture : is a structured set of models which represent the building blocks of the system. July 10, 2007 Slide 4 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Why we need ERP Reference Architectures s ERP systems are complex and difficult to understand how they operate. s A reference architecture is a model that describes ERP systems – helps people understand how they work. s Use of reference architectures for: Business Process Reengineering (both ‘AS-IS’ and ‘TO-BE’ modeling) Training Configuration s Reference architectures capture, standardize, and represent the commonalities found in business process reengineering and enterprise integration projects (Vernadat 1996). s Characterize the best-in-class management practices and software solutions; i.e. knowledge management. s Inclusion of all elements. s Leverage the previous work done in enterprise engineering; i.e., learning.
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3 July 10, 2007 Slide 5 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Models s An abstract representation of reality that excludes much of the world’s infinite detail. s The purpose of a model is to reduce the complexity of understanding or interacting with a phenomenon by eliminating the detail that does not influence its relevant behavior. July 10, 2007 Slide 6 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Abstraction
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4 July 10, 2007 Slide 7 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Modeling Point #1 s Modeling is the ‘art’ of abstraction, knowing what to include in model and
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2011 for the course ERP 2000 taught by Professor Giachetti during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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