ERPsim Competition

Central Michigan University's ERPsim Competition is an SAP-based business simulation that gives you the opportunity to build professional skills, develop professional networks, and have a little fun!

2024 ERPsim Competition

March 19, 2024 | McGuirk Arena | 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. 

Students work around a laptop during the ERPsim competition.
Your team must generate the highest net income using SAP — a technology tool that helps businesses around the world run more efficiently.


Join the competition


CMU undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are welcome to join an ERPsim team. You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Undergrads must have completed or currently be enrolled in BUS 301.
  • Graduates must have completed or currently be enrolled in BIS 647.
  • Have attended SAP Student User Group's additional training sessions.


We are always looking for new companies to join in this hands-on recruiting experience.

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring an ERPsim team please contact Stephen Tracy at

A mentor talks with a student during the ERPsim competition.
Each team will be partnered with mentors from participating companies. Those who exhibit determination may be offered a position by their mentors.

Past competing companies

  • 3M
  • Abat
  • ABeam Consulting
  • Accenture
  • A.O. Smith
  • Audi
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Axalta
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Consumers Energy
  • Cooper Tire
  • Dart
  • Deloitte
  • Dominos
  • Dow
  • EY
  • Faurecia
  • Ford
  • FORVIA Inspiring Mobility
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Haworth
  • Infosys
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence
  • Jabil
  • Johnsonville
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • KPMG
  • Lilly
  • Louisiana-Pacific
  • Marathon
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
  • Merck
  • Miracle Software Systems
  • Mitsuba
  • NTT Data
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • PWC
  • SAF Holland
  • Sage Group
  • Steelcase
  • Stryker
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Textron
  • TDS
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • TSP
  • Volkswagen
  • Whirlpool

Prizes and scholarships

There is $14,250 in scholarships* to give away at each annual ERPsim Competition. You could be one of the 40+ students that take home scholarship money at the end of the game.

One of the winning teams from the ERPsim competition holds their awards on stage.
Your team will compete for friendly bragging rights and scholarships of up to $1,000 per person based on their final net income at the end of the game.

*The scholarship amount for each placing team will be based on the overall number of students in the winning teams. The first-place team in Flight One will be given the highest scholarship. The scholarships will reduce from there.

Flight one

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place
  • Fourth Place
  • Fifth Place

Flight two

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place

What are flights?

Similar to golf, the ERPsim Competition uses the flight system. After game one is complete, teams are broken into two different groups. The best-performing teams will be placed in Flight One. They will compete in the second game for the overall first to fifth place. The rest of the teams will be placed in Flight Two to compete for first to third place.

ERPsim Student Spirit Awards

Two students who embrace and embody the game will be given the ERPsim Student Spirit Award. These students have shown support for their fellow teammates and competitors. They demonstrate excellent teamwork and enthusiastically help others who are struggling. The recipients of this award are selected by the faculty who participate in the training sessions.

International ERPSIm Competition

The winners of CMU's ERPsim Invitational Competition are invited to compete against universities from all over the world in the International ERPism Competition.

CMU has a strong history in the event with our team winning in 2013 and coming in second place in 2018 and 2019. Unfortunately, the 2020 competition was canceled due to COVID-19. We look forward to performing even better in the next competition.

 Past winners