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Supporting Enterprise Systems Introduction by Controlling-Enabled Configurative Reference Modeling

  • Tobias Rieke
  • Christian Seel

Abstract

Enterprise system (ES) customization is often an expensive and time consuming task. These systems often come with preconfigured processes and data objects that can be regarded as best-practice and which are documented by information models. ES customization can be accelerated if these models are used for the customization process. This requires profound configuration and adaptation mechanisms together with a reference model that encompasses variants due to specific customer needs. To ensure continuous improvement towards a shorter customization time and reduced cost, controlling of the adaptation process becomes a crucial task. This controlling aims at improving the reference model basis and configuration mechanisms. Therefore we introduce configuration mechanisms that can be used to customize information models due to company characteristics in order to be interpreted afterwards by the ES to perform the necessary customization steps.

Keywords

Model Element Business Process Modeling Language Information Model Configuration Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Rieke
    • 1
  • Christian Seel
    • 2
  1. 1.European Research Center for Information SystemsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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