Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems

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This supplement text bridges the gap between the fundamentals ofhow businesses operate (processes) and the tools that businesspeople use to accomplish their tasks (systems). The authors havedeveloped this text for an introductory MIS or general businesscourse to establish a fundamental understanding of businessprocesses. Business students, regardless of their functionaldiscipline, will be able to apply the real-world concepts discussedin this text immediately upon entering the workforce.  

As more and more businesses adopt enterprise systems globally,it becomes increasingly important for business schools to offer aprocess-based curriculum to better reflect the realities of modernbusiness.  Given the integration of business operations andenterprise systems, Magal and Word have designed this text toreflect, in a practical and accessible format, howreal-world business processes are managed and executed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470230596
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/20/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 254,517
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Simha R. Magal, Ph.D. is Professor of Management (MIS) andDirector, ERP initiative, in the Seidman College of Business, GrandValley State University, Michigan.  He received his Ph.D. fromthe University of Georgia.  His primary research interestsinclude e-business and enterprise systems.  His articles haveappeared in such publications as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, andInformation and Management, among others.  He is Editor ofAISWorld Net and has servedon the editorial boards of several journals.  He served asco-chair of the inaugural conference of the Midwest Association forInformation Systems (MWAIS) in 2006 and as the president of MWAISduring 2008-2009.

Jeff Word, Vice President of Product Strategy, SAP AG.Mr. Word is responsible for defining SAP’s future productstrategy and fostering product innovation inside SAP.

Mr.. Word has more than 14 years’ experience in businessconsulting and IT strategy working for Global 1000 companies in thehigh tech industry.  Over the last 8 years at SAP, he hasdriven the evolution of enterprise technology strategy with focuson corporate process improvement initiatives and services-based ITarchitecture design.

Mr.. Word is currently completing a doctorate in InformationSystems at Manchester Business School in England.  Hisresearch focus is on event-driven process design andnext-generation enterprise architecture.  He earned an MBA inInternational Management from the Thunderbird School of GlobalManagement (1999.) 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Organizations, Processes, and Information Systems.

Chapter 2: Enterprise Systems.

Chapter 3: The Procurement Process.

Chapter 4: The Fulfillment Process.

Chapter 5: The Production Process.

Chapter 6: Integrated Processes.

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