The erp4school ("e4s") program was developed in Germany around a new teaching approach utilized by a nationwide network of vocational schools, community colleges, and other industry training institutions with a focus on business and economics.
Centered around a virtual company, students learn how complex processes run in different parts of the organization. As a result, graduates of this training receive certification and improve their career opportunities.
The erp4school program has been in existence for over 9 years and is a highly acclaimed, time-tested program. The course materials are developed by teachers for teachers. Students run the technical helpdesk in the Educational Support Center, without direct SAP involvement.
The scenarios have been developed to introduce you to the SAP-system. You will work with a standard system that exists - and is functioning - in many organizations around the world.
Working with the SAP-system represents real, practical work which can lead to more job and career opportunities. As you begin to understand the SAP-system, you will find it easier to comprehend other systems which help run businesses.
The scenarios include the following:
• Step 1: Purchase Order
• Step 2: Goods Receipt
• Step 3: Invoice
• Step 4: Outgoing Payment
• Step 1: Master Data Material
• Step 2: Master Data Controlling and Production Process
• Step 3: Production Process
An educational video produced for SAP University Alliances in cooperation with "Oberstufenzentrum Bürowirtschaft und Dienstleistungen - Berlin." It outlines how SAP ERP Software is involved within a furniture production process.
"If we want to maintain the level we enjoy today we have to accelerate the speed of innovations (...) as long as we can stay on top, we might be a serious member of this global economy, and a prerequisite for this is education"
- Professor Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, SAP AG
"With regard to the "e4s" initiative, I am fully supportive of the idea of using our institution to pioneer this initiative in the Western Cape. It will provide us with the much-needed tools to train the level of student that we service. This would certainly be in keeping with our mission, which is "to be leaders in innovative business education."
- Lee-Anne Henry, Professor, Cape Peninsula University of Technology