Electronic and Web-based Processes

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronic and Web-based Processes

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prior study of introductory business processes useful.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module focuses on medium to large enterprises where information is a central asset;
    the integration, delivery and use of information for decision-making across intranet and
    Internet, utilising complex integrated enterprise-wide software applications.

    Autumn Semester content: This module focuses on medium to large enterprises where
    information is a central asset; the integration, delivery and use of information for
    decision-making across intranet and Internet, utilising complex integrated enterprisewide
    software applications such as SCM, CRM, ERP, and others.

    Whole module topics covered may include:

    Key business processes and applications:
    Information flows related to logistics, order fulfilment (supply), finance, planning,
    inventory (stock) and the production process.
    Processes that cross the organisation?s boundary and extend to suppliers and customers.
    Workflow systems
    Business drivers:
    Service quality, organisational efficiency, customer relationships, knowledge
    management, and globalisation.
    Decision-making and problem-solving, use of spreadsheets
    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):
    ERP packages - control of major business processes with single software architecture.
    Complexity of ERP implementations and fitting business processes to ERP format.
    Integrating supply chain management and customer relationship management into ERP
    systems.
    E-commerce Applications:
    Application integration for e-commerce
    Supply chain management information systems, their integration, technology, and
    packages available.
    Online commerce and customer focused applications.
    Customer relationship management (CRM) technology enabled selling, technology
    enabled marketing, customers services and support where customers are business
    assets.
    Problem-solving and Analysis:
    Use of a complex case-based problem-solving strategy simulation to develop practitioner
    skills in the above curriculum areas
    Spreadsheets, data analysis, techniques, tools, recommendations and limitations
    Web-based enterprise services:
    Web protocols and languages (HTTP, HTML, CSS)
    Client-side scripting, for example, JavaScript
    Server-side scripting, for example, PHP, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET etc.
    Platforms for server and client side such as Google Web Toolkit etc.
    Content Management Systems such as Drupal, Joomla, etc
    Introduction to Web database technology such as MySQL

    Teaching: Lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, exercises, discussion groups, and practice
    work

    Assessment:
    STUDY OPTION 1:
    ? Exam (50%)
    ? Coursework: Portfolio consisting of short practical exercises and small
    coursework project (50%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: Practical report (100% )

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

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