module 8

Part 1: Answer the module review questions listed below. These questions were chosen to demonstrate your understanding and help you assess your progress.

  1. What is outsourcing? Why would a company choose to outsource? What are the advantages and disadvantages to outsourcing?
  2. What are the key challenges in offshore outsourcing? List five best practices in outsourcing.
  3. What is SaaS and why is it considered as another outsourcing option?
  4. With ERP implementations, why would an auditor get involved?
  5. Why is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act important to investors?
  6. What should a disaster recovery and business continuity plan include and who should be involved?

Part 2: Prepare a list of the top five to ten security questions you would ask to understand the numerous components to system security and why security must be planned, tested, and ready by the time the ERP implementation is at Go-live.


Part 3: Compare and contrast traditional outsourcing with the Software as a Service. Under what conditions do you think a company should choose SaaS over traditional outsourcing? Explain your views and discuss them with your peers.