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Integrated Systems 2016/2017

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment


Know different approaches to integration of information systems
Identify the best approach to use
Know and characterize the following types of information systems: ERP, CRM, SCM
List the advantages of these systems

Know how to handle the main features of Sharepoint

Recommended Prerequisites

Frequency of Business Organization and Information systems

Teaching Metodology

Lectures; seminar (conference); study visit, project, case studies

Body of Work

1. Integration of information systems
a. Approaches to the integration of Information Systems
b. Integration Tools: Sharepoint
c. Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
2. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
a. Characteristics
b. Historical evolution
c. Architecture
d. associated terminology
e. life cycle of an ERP system
4. Other integrated systems: CRM and SCM
a. Characteristics
B. Architecture

Recommended Bibliography

Kurbel, karl E. Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management: Functions, Business Processes and Software for Manufacturing, Springer 2013
Bradford, Marianne. Modern ERP: Select, Implement & Use Today's Advanced Business Systems, 2010

Complementary Bibliography

Rascão, José. Sistemas de Informação para as Organizações, Edições Sílabo, 2ª edição, 2004

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Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives


Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The learning of the scientific concepts of this Unit involves lectures and seminars (conferences). The demonstration and the project will be used so that students learn to handle the main features of Sharepoint. The combination of lectures, case studies and the field trip will allow students to characterize and enumerate the advantages of such systems and identify which approach to use in each actual case.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Adapting to new situationsYes 
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Balanced decision makingYes 
Commitment to effectivenessYesYes
Commitment to qualityYes 
Ethical and responsible behaviourYes 
Event organization, planning and managementYes 
Initiative and entrepreneurship capabilityYes 
IT and technology proficiencyYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Relating to othersYes 
Research skillsYes 
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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