SAP is dominant player in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software market. Academic institutions are invited into the SAP University Alliances Community only after meeting stringent criteria.
Joining the SAP University Alliance Community will permit NIU business faculty to use SAP software and have access to curricular materials that will allow them to introduce NIU business students to ERP systems.
The college intends to incorporate use of SAP in a number of classes over the next three years, particularly classes in operations management and information systems, accountancy and human resource management.
For this project, the college will have an advisory committee that includes business community partners from Vistex, Siemens Industry, Willis Computing, Allstate, Nalco, Alta Via and Eby-Brown.