IST 309 Information Systems and Technology
* Late submission will result in a reduction of the grade by 10% for each calendar day.
Mini-Project Assignment #2
SAP vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft Dynamics: Strengths, Weaknesses, Tradeoffs and Trends
Purpose of the Assignment:
This assignment has a two-fold purpose:
1. To help students better understand Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and the three
leading ERP vendors: SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics.
2. To find out the strengths, weaknesses and tradeoffs that tend to neutralize the appeal of
each of these leading ERP systems.
Requirements of the Assignment:
Visit the websites of SAP at http://www.sap.com, and Oracle at http://www.oracle.com, and
Microsoft Dynamics at https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/, then, identify the following:
1. The strengths, weaknesses and tradeoffs that tend to neutralize the appeal of each of these
leading ERP systems;
2. Three major trends we would expect to see with SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics
between now and the near future.
Write a short report on the findings of the above items 1 and 2 with appropriate comparison,
contrast, analysis and discussion. The report should be in APA (American Psychology
Association) style but without a cover pager. The report should be word-processed in Times
New Roman 12 pt font and double spaced, with no less than FIVE and no more than SIX
double-spaced and numbered pages (with 1” margins on all sides), excluding figures, tables,
illustrations, and references. Fewer or more pages will result in points deduction.
The report should include the following parts (in order to save paper, no cover page! Otherwise,
some points will be taken off):
|Your name and course information
Title of the report
Abstract of the report (single spaced and in between the title and the Introduction)
Main findings and major trends with comparison, contrast, analysis, and discussion in
References (not counted for the requirement of the report length)
This assignment accounts 10% of your final grade.
Grades will be based on:
|The appropriate content of your report (50%).
The quality, clarity, and concise of your report (50%).
Please print and hand in your report at the end of the class on: Thursday, March 15, 2018*