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BAO6714 Research Assignment Sem 1 2018
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BAO6714 COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING IN AN ERP ASSIGNMENT
(worth 30% of your overall mark)
Due Dates :
• Assignment dropbox (Turnitin) closes on : See VUC and unit guide
• NO LATE SUBMISSIONS will be allowed.
• No extensions will be given. Please do not ask as this may offend.
• Please start immediately with the assignment and you may submit as many times
as you like from today on VUC
Section A : Assignment Goals
By completing this assignment you will demonstrate your ability to:
General goals
• Locate, analyse and interpret information to solve specific problems;
• Use the information to draw conclusions, make judgements and produce
recommendations;
• Produce a document that is ‘fit for purpose’, i.e., the work is written in a style that
suits the intended audience, is easy to understand, is formatted correctly, and
represents key data and information using appropriate charts, graphs, and/or other
visuals;
• Apply time management skills to meet project milestones, and the assignment
deadline; and,
• Use online resources(drop box – turnitin) to submit assignment report
Specific goals
• Investigate and research from multiple sources :
o A brief historical overview of SAP S/4HANA Finance
o The difference between SAP S/4HANA Finance and current SAP ERP FICO
o The benefits of SAP S/4HANA Finance for businesses
o Case Studies of companies and the issues they faced migrating to SAP S/4HANA
Finance. (Minimum 2)
Section B : What you need to do before attempting the assignment
1. Locate relevant journal articles, books and periodicals to research the areas asked in the
question. See last page for access to library.
2. Provide a written research report/paper in the suggested format focussing on the
question asked.
BAO6714 Research Assignment Sem 1 2018
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Section C: Assignment Question
“… enterprises are faced with the immediate need to embrace the digital age to
match the new and evolving business models and offer decision makers with
instant insight. “
SAP S/4HANA Finance allows an enterprise to create a consolidated view of all operational
and financial data to offer flexible and easy reporting along with automation of processes. It
also offers real-time analytics, simulations and forecasting with a great user experience.
Benefits of SAP S/4HANA include but is not limited to ‘single source of truth, faster
forecasting and planning, ‘on the fly capacities’, new reporting and analytic support, global
regulatory a compliance abilities across all languages, currencies and industries, faster month
closing, integrated with Fiori etc.
Discuss these statements using case study examples (from literature searches) to demonstrate
the benefits of SAP S/4HANA Finance.
Your paper should include the following areas :
• A brief historical overview of SAP S/4HANA Finance
• The difference between SAP S/4HANA Finance and current SAP ERP FICO
• What are the benefits of SAP S/4HANA Finance for businesses
• Case Studies of companies and the issues they faced migrating to SAP S/4HANA
Finance. (Minimum 2)
Your task is produce a 3000 – 4000 word research paper which discusses the issues
relating to the above. The paper should demonstrate a depth and breadth of reading
and should be appropriately referenced. The paper should be referenced using the
Harvard referencing standards and formatted according to the approved style guide.
Your essay must include:
Cover Page: Use the cover sheet provided. Include the Title, Assignment number,
Student Name and Number and Unit. This should be uploaded separately
Introduction: Introduction to the topic, a statement of the purpose of the report and a
brief description of the report’s structure.
Body: Discuss, compare and/or contrast different perspectives and present
arguments supporting the purpose of the report. Use relevant business
case studies to illustrate key points. All points must be presented with
Harvard citations and have a corresponding entry in your reference list.
Conclusion: A summary of the points you have made in the body of the report.

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