ERPsim games are an innovative “learning-by-doing” approach to teaching ERP concepts. Using a continuous-time simulation, students are put in a situation in which they have to run their business with a real-life ERP system (SAP ECC 6.0). Teams of four students are tasked with operating a company; be it a bottled water distributor, a make-to-stock cereal manufacturer, or a dairy products reseller, depending on the version, and must interact with suppliers and customers by sending and receiving orders, delivering their products and completing the whole cash-to-cash cycle. ERPsim is a simulation program that was developed to automate:

  • The sales process, so that every firm receives a large number of orders in each period of the simulation.
  • Part of the production process, in order to account for production capacity.
  • Part of the procurement process to account for delay in delivery and payment.

Using standard and customized reports in SAP, students must analyze their transactional data to make business decisions and ensure the profitability of their operations.

See how ERPsim is changing the way we teach and learn ERP concepts in these videos from the 2009-2010 academic version of ERPsim.


ERPsim in the Media

The ERPsim Success Story SAP University Alliance 26-02-2010
De nouvelles façons de parfaire son rôle Les Affaires 03-10-2009
ERPsim, et le progiciel de gestion intégré devient un jeu L'Atelier 18-08-2009
OU business students win international business simulation competition The Norman Transcript 25-07-2009
TI: vers de meilleurs retours sur l'investissement La Presse Affaires 11-05-2009
Des technologies pour mieux enseigner Direction Informatique 08-06-2007
Une première mondiale aux HEC La Presse 12-06-2006