Part 1: Answer the module review questions listed below. These questions were chosen to demonstrate your understanding and help you assess your progress.
- What are functional silos and how did they evolve in organizations?
- Compare and contrast centralized, decentralized, and distributed IT architectures. Which do you think is most appropriate for ERP and why?
- List the horizontal and vertical levels of systems that exist in organizations.
- Describe at least five steps involved in systems integration.
- What is the role of ERP systems in systems integration?
Part 2: Pick an organization that you know of or where you are/were working and provide examples of logical and physical integration issues that were faced by the organization when they broke the functional silos and moved to integrated systems.