TOWARDS PROCESS-AWARE ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS A Framework

Bela Mutschler, Johannes Bumiller, Manfred Reichert

Abstract

To stay competitive at the market companies must tightly interlink their software systems in a process-oriented manner. While the business process paradigm has been widely accepted in practice, the majority of current software applications are still not yet implemented in a process-oriented way. But even if, process logic is hard-wired in the application code leading to inflexible and rigid software systems that do not reflect business needs. In such a scenario the quick adaptation of the software systems to changed business processes is almost impossible. Therefore, many software systems are already out of date at the time they are introduced into practice, and they generate high maintenance costs in the following. Due to this unsatisfactory business process support a software system’s return on investment is often low. By contrast technologies which enable the realization of process-aware enterprise software environments will significantly contribute to improve the added value of IT to a company’s business. In this paper we characterize process-aware enterprise software environments, describe benefits and present a conceptual framework outlining our theses.

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in Harvard Style

Mutschler B., Bumiller J. and Reichert M. (2005). TOWARDS PROCESS-AWARE ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS A Framework . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 374-378. DOI: 10.5220/0002544703740378


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis05,
author={Bela Mutschler and Johannes Bumiller and Manfred Reichert},
title={TOWARDS PROCESS-AWARE ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS A Framework},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={374-378},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002544703740378},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - TOWARDS PROCESS-AWARE ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS A Framework
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - Mutschler B.
AU - Bumiller J.
AU - Reichert M.
PY - 2005
SP - 374
EP - 378
DO - 10.5220/0002544703740378