Unit 5 Assignment: Enterprise Application Software and Value Chain Management
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate a graduate level understanding of the use of Enterprise
Application Software (EAS) applications in the management of a firmâ€™s value chain.
1. Use the already APA formatted template in Doc Sharing titled â€œUnit 5 Assignment Template Enterprise
Application Softwareâ€ as your starting point for this assignment. Download the template and save it as your own
document, for example, YourNameUnit5GB570.docx.
2. Write your paper using third person perspective.
3. Write a 4â€“6 page paper, exclusive of the Title and References pages, making a compelling argument as to how
the use of Enterprise Application Software can be used successfully in the management of an enterpriseâ€™s value
chain to achieve competitive advantage and customer value. Include the following in the paper:
a. Identify and examine at least three types and uses of Enterprise Application Software (EAS) in
the management of a firmâ€™s value chain, and their use in achieving competitive advantage and
superior customer satisfaction.
b. Select a specific enterprise software application and discuss its use in an enterprise.
c. Describe and explain examples of one Fortune 500 company that has been successful using
Enterprise Application Software in the management of the value chain, and at one Fortune 500
company that has not been successful.
4. Apply and cite at least three supportive, relevant, and respected resources from the KU Library and your
textbook within your paper using APA in-text citation formatting and list the applied on a References page using
APA formatting. Apart from the selected company website[s] the Internet is not to be used in this assignment.
The only internet resource(s) allowed to be used as references for this assignment are websites directly related
to the chosen Enterprise Application Software. Apply and cite no more than one referenced sentence per
paragraph. APA formatting resources are available in Kaplanâ€™s Writing Center in the â€œResearch, Citation, and
5. Proofread your paper, confirm correct APA formatting, run spell check and grammar check, and proofread
again. Submit your completed paper into the Unit 5 Assignment Dropbox.