Technology Systems students earn SAP University Alliance recognition


From left, Dr. Mark Angolia, Justin Soifer, Jordan Bell, Tarrel Norman, David Chambers, Michael Rozelle. Not pictured, distance students Christie Robbins and William Holbrook.

ECU is one of more than 3,500 educational institutions in over 113 countries to integrate SAP technologies into curriculum through the SAP University Alliance. SAP is a world leader in enterprise software, and according to the Poole College of Management at N.C. State, it is utilized by 87 percent of the Forbes Global 2000 companies and 75 percent of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.

At the College of Engineering and Technology, the Industrial Distribution and Logistics degree program led ECU into curriculum integration of SAP information technology in 2009, and currently utilizes the software in four courses: Introduction to ERP for Distributors, Procurement and Inventory Control, Transportation Logistics, and Warehousing and Materials Handling. Students demonstrating excellent performance in at least three of these courses are eligible to earn a “Recognition Award” granted by the University Alliance. While not an SAP certification, this recognition provides an additional credential for our graduates as they pursue employment in manufacturing, distribution or logistics related professions and industries.