Enterprise Information Systems


Among the many challenges of today, the constant changes in the economy, trends in various industries, the rising of customer expectations, the internationalization, and the endless need to reduce costs are at the forefront of managers actions. Despite all these challenges, the opportunities are based on an agile, flexible and fully integrated management. The use of business information systems designed to address these challenges, provide the management na infrastructure for companies get advantage of new opportunities. The development of an information system that supports the development of a management model relies heavily on knowing, articulate, use and extract the value of various types of enterprise applications such as ERP (Enterprise Resourse Planning), SCM (Supply Chain Management), HCM (Human Capital Management), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and e-Commerce. Thus, the discipline of Enterprise Information Systems focuses on how advances in business information systems are constantly redefining the role and value of information systems in business and management. Students will have the opportunity to materialize the above challenges in training activities in the business applications of SAP.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Pedro Miguel Fernandes Ruivo


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English


Approved in Information Systems course


Laudon, Kenneth C. and Laudon (2012). Management Information Systems (12th Edition), Prentice Hall, ISBN:978-0-13-607846-3; O'Brien, James A. and Marakas, George (2005). Management Information Systems (7th Edition). McGraw-Hill/Irwin, ISBN:007293588.; 0; 0; 0

Teaching method

Theoretical and practical classes.
Case studies.
Hands on Labs.

Evaluation method

1st Option (1st season)
a) Continuous evaluation (participation and presence): 20%
b) Case study analysis and presentation: 30%
c) Lab work: Certificate
d) 1st Test: 25%
e) 2nd Test: 25%

2nd Option (2nd season)
a) Continuous evaluation (participation and presence): 20%
b) Case study analysis and presentation: 30%
c) Lab work: Certificate
d) Exame: 50%
3rd Option (2nd season) - students with especial status
a) Case study analysis: 50%
b) Exame: 50%

Notes: Students will only obtain approval if they also score a minimum value of 9,5 on each tests/Exam, regardless classification attained on a), b) and c).

Subject matter

1. Information Systems for enterprises.
2. Enterprise applications.
3. ERP (Enterprise Resourse Planning).
4. SCM (Supply Chain Management).
4. HCM (Human Capital Management).
5. CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
6. E-Commerce.