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.
- Winner of the 2013 Prix de l’innovation pédagogique Cidegef/FNEGE
- Winner of the 2007 Majdi Najm Award
- Winner of the 2006 HEC Montréal Award for teaching excellence for an assistant professor
- Winner of the 2005 HEC Montréal Award for the use of technology in teaching
ERPsim in the Media
|The ERPsim Success Story
|SAP University Alliance
|De nouvelles façons de parfaire son rôle
|ERPsim, et le progiciel de gestion intégré devient un jeu
|OU business students win international business simulation competition
|The Norman Transcript
|TI: vers de meilleurs retours sur l'investissement
|La Presse Affaires
|Des technologies pour mieux enseigner
|Une première mondiale aux HEC