CMU students compete for top spot in ERPsim international championship

Student team beat 156 universities to qualify
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Four Central Michigan University seniors will compete in the championship round of the fifth annual International ERPsim competition hosted by the ERPsim Lab at HEC Montreal, one of Canada’s leading business schools. The team will compete virtually from Grawn Hall on CMU’s campus June 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Ashley Hall of Taylor, Ryan Vanneste of Washington, Jeremiah Primeau of Auburn and Nicole Ladouceur of Escanaba won CMU’s first annual ERPsim Invitational Competition on campus this past spring. They went on to win first place in the qualification round edging out 156 other universities, qualifying them to compete in the International ERPsim for the championship.
The Consumers Energy-sponsored team will compete against nine universities in the final round including Colorado State University, the University of Arkansas and Purdue University.
“Competing in the international competition is a huge accomplishment for the team,” said team captain Vanneste. “Over the last six months we have worked hard analyzing data and taking the skills we learned in various classes, and we are ready to go head-to-head for first place in this international contest.”
ERPsim is a simulated competition replicating a high-stress business environment where students run their business using SAP, the world’s leading business enterprise software. More than 38,000 companies in 120 countries, as well as 850 of the Fortune 1,000 companies, use the software. CMU is a world leader in SAP certification.

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