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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand the overall concept of an ERP solution 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117711  Understand the overall concept of an ERP solution 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of the overall concept of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Explain the concept of a system-wide business process in relation to an ERP solution
  • Explain how an ERP solution integrates various system-wide business processes
  • Explain the evolution of a current ERP solution
  • Understand the overall architecture of an ERP System
  • Explain the concept of navigation within the operational context of an ERP System
  • Explain the concept and purpose of configuring and customising an ERP System
  • Identify the various role-players in the configuration of an ERP System 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • End User Computing at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication skills at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard is meant to give learners an understanding of the connection between business enabling systems and the processes they support.
  • Learners are expected to gain an awareness of the manner in which ERP systems can add value in a business environment.
  • This unit standard alone will not give learners comprehensive technical expertise in ERP systems.
  • The unit standard relies on the learners awareness of some aspect of the business functionality, be it through direct experience or observation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain how an ERP solution integrates various system-wide business processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a system-wide business process is defined in relation to an ERP solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key system-wide business processes in an organisation are identified with a view to understanding the interrelationships that exist between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability of an ERP solution to facilitate the integration of cross-system wide business processes is analysed with the aid of specific examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the evolution of a current ERP solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of ERP solutions is reviewed with a view to documenting their evolution over the last ten years. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of wide area networks on the efficiency of ERP operation is explained using simple technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Improvements and efficiency enhancements of a specific ERP system are described using a simple example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The future direction of ERP development is broadly described in writing and related to the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand the overall architecture of an ERP System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major components of a specific ERP System are identified in writing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functional, technical, structure and data components.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of navigation within an ERP system is explained within the operational context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The architectural landscape of an ERP system is explained with relation to the different operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the concept of configuring and customising an ERP system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of ERP system configuration is clearly explained and related to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various role-players in the configuration of an ERP system are identified with a brief elaboration of the role they perform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The major differences between configuration and customisation of an ERP system are clearly explained, highlighting the maintenance considerations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive.
  • The concepts of business systems and their interdependencies.
  • The history and fundamental concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning.
  • An overview of the operational components of an ERP system.
  • The basic concepts of Business Process definition and Business Process Improvement.
  • The concepts of managing change when an ERP system is introduced in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self within the context of the business environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of information technology equipment and systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    A systemic approach to business systems within the context of the current business environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49176   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Systems Operations: End User (ERP)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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