Model-driven process configuration of enterprise systems

Dreiling, Alexander, Rosemann, Michael, van der Aalst, Wil M.P., Sadiq, Wasim, & Khan, Sana (2005) Model-driven process configuration of enterprise systems. In Ferstl, Otto K, Sinz, Elmar J, Eckert, Sven, & Isselhorst, Tilman (Eds.) Wirtschaftsinformatik 2005, Physica-Verlag Heidelberg, pp. 687-706.

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The configuration of comprehensive enterprise systems to meet the specific requirements of an organisation up to today is consuming significant resources. The results of failing or delayed enterprise system implementation projects are severe and may even threaten the organisation’s existence. One of the main drivers for implementing comprehensive enterprise systems is to streamline business processes. However, an intuitive conceptual support for business process configuration is insufficiently addressed by enterprise system vendors and inadequately researched in academia. This paper presents a model-driven approach to target this problem and proposes several configuration patterns that describe generic patterns of configuration alternatives, in order to understand what situations can occur during business process configuration. Based on these configuration patterns, a configuration notation is introduced that allows for visually highlighting configuration alternatives. Finally, we will sketch how configurable Event Driven Process Chains and the configuration of business processes can be supported using relational databases.

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ID Code: 59439
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Configuration, Customising, Configuration patterns, Business processes, Enterprise systems
DOI: 10.1007/3-7908-1624-8_36
ISBN: 9783790815740 (online) 9783790815740 (print)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2013 22:55
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 03:38

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