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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    VisionWaves: Aligning Business Process Management and Performance Management to Achieve Business (Process) Excellence

    Today's economic climate means businesses need to be as effective and efficient as possible, and to make the smartest possible decisions. The way to achieve this is by integrating Performance Management (PM) and Business Process Management (BPM) - a combination that is a prerequisite of Intelligent Business Operations. BPM on...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Applying of Fuzzy Logic Modeling for the Assessment of ERP Projects Efficiency

    Proposed approach and model of determining the efficiency level of the implemented ERP-project with fuzzy logic can be used by variety of ERP practitioners, project managers, top management personnel of Enterprises that implements ERP-system for advanced analysis of the actual project results. Fuzzy rules should be further validated and formed...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Business Process Configuration with NFRs and Context-Awareness

    Business process models are an important source of information for the development of information systems. Good business processes need to be up-to-date and automated to represent the organizational environment. Representing and configuring business processes variability for a specific organization allows the proper execution of processes. In addition, dynamic environment calls...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Market Trends of User-Centric Enterprise Mashups

    Numerous Web services and APIs available online have triggered the creation of mashups. They manage to provide added value by timely and flexible reuse and combination of existing data or software components to satisfy ad hoc needs. Most mashups strive for end-user friendliness and certain types of them are increasingly...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud-Based Versus Traditional ERP Systems

    Since their inception, the vast majority of ERP systems have been implemented on premise. Traditional ERP systems provide various kinds of benefits such as mature system functionality and abilities of greater customization and integration. In the past decade other software applications however have seen a shift to cloud computing that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    ProcessGene Query - a Tool for Querying the Content Layer of Business Process Models

    One of the main challenges currently facing the world of enterprise information technology in general and ERP/SCM/CRM systems in particular, is visibility into the business of organizations. While the phenomena of devising supporting tools for process execution frameworks is widespread in academia and practice, there have been few attempts to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Towards Visualisation and End-User Verification in Data Protection Law

    The paper at hand presents an approach for the visualization and end-user verification in the area of online data privacy and data protection. The emphasis is on increasing transparency and ease of use for both, the end-users and Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) within the European Union. The end-user,...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Rule Based Business Process Compliance

    The authors reported on the development of a tool, BPCC, for checking the compliance of business processes with relevant regulations. The BPCC was successfully tested for real industry scale compliance problems. In the recent years, a few other compliance prototypes have been proposed: MoBuCom, Compass and SeaFlows. MoBuCom and Compass...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Model-Based Support for Energy-Efficent Poduction in SME

    High and still increasing energy costs have led to an increasing relevance of energy efficiency. This paper describes an assistance system that aims to support SME in order to realize energy savings in production and thereby help to increase competitiveness by reducing energy costs. The system is based on a...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    AMSI: An Automatic Model-Driven Service Identification from Business Process Models

    The evolution of software engineering has passed through various paradigms; including structured programming, object oriented programming, component-based approaches and in recent years service-oriented computing. One of the key activities needed to develop a quality service oriented solution is the specification of service model. The majority of existing methods for service...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Dealing with Vagueness in Semantic Business Process Management through Fuzzy Ontologies

    One of the primary focuses of Semantic Business Process Management is the application of ontology-based semantics for the machine process able representation of business processes and the automation of their management lifecycle. Towards that direction, various ontologies have been proposed, each covering one or more aspects of the knowledge required...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Knowledge-Based Support to Business Innovation

    The authors address the problem of providing knowledge management support to business innovation. The authors consider the context of virtual enterprise environments, where knowledge is often fragmented and heterogeneous, and interoperability is a crucial requirement. They propose a knowledge repository and management infrastructure, called Production and Innovation Knowledge Repository (PIKR),...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Business Processes Verification with Temporal Answer Set Programming

    The paper provides a framework for the specification and verification of business processes, based on a temporal extension of Answer Set Programming (ASP). The framework allows capturing fluent annotations as well as data awareness in a uniform way. It allows for a declarative specification of business process but also for...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    A Flexible Integration of Security Concern in Rule Based Business Process Modeling

    Today, to stay competitive, organizations are in the quest to execute their business processes correctly and continuously. This need require to apply risk, security and business process management in a more integrated way. At the same time, business processes need to be more flexible and adaptable. Habitually, the business rules...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Choreographies in BPMN 2.0: New Challenges and Open Questions

    The concept of choreography has emerged over the past years as a fundamental concept for capturing collaborative processes. The latest version of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN 2.0) introduces the choreography diagram as a first-class citizen actor. After having evaluated BPMN 2.0 in a paper, the authors discuss here...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Blueprinting Approach in Support of Cloud Computing

    Developing and deploying Service-Based Applications (SBAs) using different Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings from multiple providers in the cloud is still not possible, since current cloud service offerings are often provided as monolithic, one-size-fits-all solutions and give little or no room for customization. This limits the ability...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Seamless (and Temporal) Conceptual Modeling of Business Process Information

    There are a number of aspects to be considered when modeling a business process, and research has mainly focused on the control flow perspective. The conceptual modeling of process-related information has been mainly left to traditional data models, like the ER model or UML class and object diagrams; these, however,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Software Measures for Business Processes

    Designing a business process, which is executed by a Workflow Management System, recalls the activity of writing software source code, which is executed by a computer. Different business processes may have different qualities, e.g., size, structural complexity, some of which can be measured based on the formal descriptions of the...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Verifying Compliance of Business Processes with Temporal Answer Sets

    In this paper, the authors provide a framework for the specification and the verification of business processes, which is based on a temporal extension of Answer Set Programming (ASP) and they address the problem of verifying the compliance of business processes to norms. The logical formalism they use, is a...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Enacting BPM-oriented Workflows with Wade

    This paper has two main focuses. First it provides a review on the reasons why agent technologies are a good choice for BPM (Business Process Management). A brief survey of the literature on the subject is presented and a critical revision of the main motivations that are commonly accepted for...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Enforcing Compliance on Business Processes Through the Use of Patterns

    In the past recent years, business process compliance has become an area of significant concern to many organizations. Despite an increasing number of methods and tools, organizations are still facing difficulties in finding effective support to ensure that their business processes comply with the requirements set forth by regulations, laws,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    A Data-Centric Approach to Deadlock Elimination in Business Processes

    In this paper, the authors sketch a data-centric approach to avoid deadlocks of a business process. If dependencies between data values are neglected or modeled incorrectly, this can lead to errors in the control flow of the business process. They address the problem of detecting deadlocks which are caused by...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Logic-based Ad-hoc Business Process Management: Concepts and Challenges

    An increasing dynamics in today business and life requires flexible infrastructures that can sense a problem or opportunity almost immediately after their occurrence (ideally: before they will appear) and react accordingly. The need for unpredicted, real-time changes in the business process is increasing tremendously. However, a well-founded approach for representing...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Semantic Mediation of Information Flow in Cross-Organizational Business Process Modeling

    In this paper, the authors propose a mediated business process modeling approach, where ontology-based information models are used for the semantic modeling of information flow in cross-organizational business processes. Rule-based semantic bridges are applied for the automated mediation between different domain vocabularies used in the organizations' process models. This allows...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Towards Model-Driven Approach for Rapid ERP Development

    An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system integrates business data to coordinate, consolidate, and support execution of business processes inside a company. In this paper, the authors describe an MDA (model-driven architecture) approach that they successfully apply in their ERP development process. They have developed platform-independent models of certain ERP aspects...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    ERP B3: Service Level Driven Management of On-Demand Business Support Systems

    Business support systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are well established in large organizations and hosted on customer premise. However, the uptake for small and medium enterprises is still low due to high complexity and high initial-costs of setup and maintenance. To offer ERP functionality as a Software-as-a-Service...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Business Process Modeling and Quick Prototyping with WebRatio BPM

    The authors describe a software tool called WebRatio BPM that helps close the gap between the modeling of business processes and the design and implementation of the software applications that support their enactment. The main idea is to enhance the degree of automation in the con-version of business process models...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    On Some Challenges in Business Systems Management and Engineering for the Networked Enterprise of the Future

    Business value networks will become increasingly important in the world's economy in the future. Their appropriate IT support must efficiently realize business collaborations between globally spread organizations. The ability to adapt to changing market and business requirements together with the ability to reflect the business adaptations on the level of...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Business and ICT Strategies of SAGW Solid Base for Inter Institutional Integration and Data Sharing

    Business strategic plan of the State Authority for Geodetic Works (SAGW) followed by three sub strategies aims to trace the safety and sustainable path for better future of the institution, which means improvement of its geodetic, cartographic and cadastral services. Achievement of main business strategic goals of SAGW were supported...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Sound Multi-Party Business Protocols for Service Networks

    Service networks comprise large numbers of long-running, highly dynamic complex end-to-end service interactions reflecting asynchronous message flows that typically transcend several organizations and span several geographical locations. At the communication level, service network business protocols can be flexible ranging from conventional inter-organizational point-to-point service interactions to fully blown dynamic multi-party...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Value Encounters - Modeling and Analyzing Cocreation of Value

    Recent marketing and management literature has introduced the concept of co-creation of value. Current value modeling approaches such as e3- value focus on the exchange of value rather than co-creation. In this paper, an extension to e3-value is proposed in the form of a \"Value encounter\". Value encounters are defined...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Assessing Strategic Alignment to Improve IT Effectiveness

    A long running challenge in both large and small organizations has been aligning information systems services with business needs. Good alignment is assumed to lead to good business results, but there is a need for good instruments to assess strategic alignment and business success in practice. Based on existing information...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Business Activity Monitoring Based on Action-Ready Dashboards And Response Loop

    Now-a-days up-to date and meaningful information about business processes and business activities are foundations of a successful and flexible business. The quicker critical situations are recognized or predicted and solved the less the negative consequences occur for the enterprises. The idea of real-time information provided for decision support has existed...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    A Holistic Approach Towards a UML Profile for Business Modeling

    Due to faster and faster changing business conditions, companies must be able to quickly adopt these changes to their IT infrastructure. Thus, business models must reflect these changes in order to design/align business processes supporting the value exchanges defined in the business model. Presently there are three major and well-accepted...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    Context-aware Business Process Evaluation and Redesign

    Current research on Business Process Management (BPM) outlines the importance of business process reengineering and its role in improving business process. As well, requirements on context-awareness go forward including BPM in many research areas. That is why, in this paper, the authors introduce a methodology for BPR consisting on: using...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    Why Business Process Improvement Might Not Bring Customer Satisfaction

    Continual improvement is central to all organizational frameworks such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Typically, data are collected through the lifecycle of a business process and analyzed asynchronously to identify long-term improvements. This position paper illustrates a limitation of this approach of continual improvement. When a support process is...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    A Method to Support the Alignment of Business Models and Goal Models

    This paper addresses one part of business and IT-alignment by proposing a method to align goal models and business models. The method takes as input a goal model and a business model, and outputs a business model that is aligned with the explicit goals of a business actor. The method...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Rule-Based Service Composition and Service-Oriented Business Rule Management

    Today's business environment dictates organizations to be agile so they are able to accommodate their business processes to rapidly changing market conditions, including updated or new legislations and regulations, swiftly changing consumer demands and novel technological innovations, e.g., new mobile platforms. As business processes change constantly, there is a growing...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    From a Business Component to a Functional Component using a Multi-View Variability Modelling

    The ability of reusable components to be varied and appropriate to different designers and re-users requirements is a key property in reusable component development, especially in Business Component (BC) development. The primary objective of this paper is BCs reuse in different Business Domains. In order to achieve this goal, the...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    A Framework for Business/IT Alignment in Networked Value Constellations

    In this paper, the authors have proposed a four-perspective (ranging from strategic goals to IT) framework for discussing business/IT alignment in networked value constellations. Alignment can be between perspectives within a same enterprise but can also be between various enterprises in case of networked value constellations. Moreover, as a third...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Blueprinting Approach in Support of Cloud Computing

    Developing and deploying Service-Based Applications (SBAs) using different Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings from multiple providers in the cloud is still not possible, since current cloud service offerings are often provided as monolithic, one-size-fits-all solutions and give little or no room for customization. This limits the ability...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Assessing Strategic Alignment to Improve IT Effectiveness

    A long running challenge in both large and small organizations has been aligning information systems services with business needs. Good alignment is assumed to lead to good business results, but there is a need for good instruments to assess strategic alignment and business success in practice. Based on existing information...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Value Encounters - Modeling and Analyzing Cocreation of Value

    Recent marketing and management literature has introduced the concept of co-creation of value. Current value modeling approaches such as e3- value focus on the exchange of value rather than co-creation. In this paper, an extension to e3-value is proposed in the form of a \"Value encounter\". Value encounters are defined...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Sound Multi-Party Business Protocols for Service Networks

    Service networks comprise large numbers of long-running, highly dynamic complex end-to-end service interactions reflecting asynchronous message flows that typically transcend several organizations and span several geographical locations. At the communication level, service network business protocols can be flexible ranging from conventional inter-organizational point-to-point service interactions to fully blown dynamic multi-party...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Rule-Based Service Composition and Service-Oriented Business Rule Management

    Today's business environment dictates organizations to be agile so they are able to accommodate their business processes to rapidly changing market conditions, including updated or new legislations and regulations, swiftly changing consumer demands and novel technological innovations, e.g., new mobile platforms. As business processes change constantly, there is a growing...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud-Based Versus Traditional ERP Systems

    Since their inception, the vast majority of ERP systems have been implemented on premise. Traditional ERP systems provide various kinds of benefits such as mature system functionality and abilities of greater customization and integration. In the past decade other software applications however have seen a shift to cloud computing that...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Towards Visualisation and End-User Verification in Data Protection Law

    The paper at hand presents an approach for the visualization and end-user verification in the area of online data privacy and data protection. The emphasis is on increasing transparency and ease of use for both, the end-users and Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) within the European Union. The end-user,...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // May 2010

    On Some Challenges in Business Systems Management and Engineering for the Networked Enterprise of the Future

    Business value networks will become increasingly important in the world's economy in the future. Their appropriate IT support must efficiently realize business collaborations between globally spread organizations. The ability to adapt to changing market and business requirements together with the ability to reflect the business adaptations on the level of...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Market Trends of User-Centric Enterprise Mashups

    Numerous Web services and APIs available online have triggered the creation of mashups. They manage to provide added value by timely and flexible reuse and combination of existing data or software components to satisfy ad hoc needs. Most mashups strive for end-user friendliness and certain types of them are increasingly...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    VisionWaves: Aligning Business Process Management and Performance Management to Achieve Business (Process) Excellence

    Today's economic climate means businesses need to be as effective and efficient as possible, and to make the smartest possible decisions. The way to achieve this is by integrating Performance Management (PM) and Business Process Management (BPM) - a combination that is a prerequisite of Intelligent Business Operations. BPM on...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Why Business Process Improvement Might Not Bring Customer Satisfaction

    Continual improvement is central to all organizational frameworks such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Typically, data are collected through the lifecycle of a business process and analyzed asynchronously to identify long-term improvements. This position paper illustrates a limitation of this approach of continual improvement. When a support process is...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Rule Based Business Process Compliance

    The authors reported on the development of a tool, BPCC, for checking the compliance of business processes with relevant regulations. The BPCC was successfully tested for real industry scale compliance problems. In the recent years, a few other compliance prototypes have been proposed: MoBuCom, Compass and SeaFlows. MoBuCom and Compass...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Context-aware Business Process Evaluation and Redesign

    Current research on Business Process Management (BPM) outlines the importance of business process reengineering and its role in improving business process. As well, requirements on context-awareness go forward including BPM in many research areas. That is why, in this paper, the authors introduce a methodology for BPR consisting on: using...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Towards Model-Driven Approach for Rapid ERP Development

    An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system integrates business data to coordinate, consolidate, and support execution of business processes inside a company. In this paper, the authors describe an MDA (model-driven architecture) approach that they successfully apply in their ERP development process. They have developed platform-independent models of certain ERP aspects...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Model-Based Support for Energy-Efficent Poduction in SME

    High and still increasing energy costs have led to an increasing relevance of energy efficiency. This paper describes an assistance system that aims to support SME in order to realize energy savings in production and thereby help to increase competitiveness by reducing energy costs. The system is based on a...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    ERP B3: Service Level Driven Management of On-Demand Business Support Systems

    Business support systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are well established in large organizations and hosted on customer premise. However, the uptake for small and medium enterprises is still low due to high complexity and high initial-costs of setup and maintenance. To offer ERP functionality as a Software-as-a-Service...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Applying of Fuzzy Logic Modeling for the Assessment of ERP Projects Efficiency

    Proposed approach and model of determining the efficiency level of the implemented ERP-project with fuzzy logic can be used by variety of ERP practitioners, project managers, top management personnel of Enterprises that implements ERP-system for advanced analysis of the actual project results. Fuzzy rules should be further validated and formed...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Business Processes Verification with Temporal Answer Set Programming

    The paper provides a framework for the specification and verification of business processes, based on a temporal extension of Answer Set Programming (ASP). The framework allows capturing fluent annotations as well as data awareness in a uniform way. It allows for a declarative specification of business process but also for...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    A Holistic Approach Towards a UML Profile for Business Modeling

    Due to faster and faster changing business conditions, companies must be able to quickly adopt these changes to their IT infrastructure. Thus, business models must reflect these changes in order to design/align business processes supporting the value exchanges defined in the business model. Presently there are three major and well-accepted...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    From a Business Component to a Functional Component using a Multi-View Variability Modelling

    The ability of reusable components to be varied and appropriate to different designers and re-users requirements is a key property in reusable component development, especially in Business Component (BC) development. The primary objective of this paper is BCs reuse in different Business Domains. In order to achieve this goal, the...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // May 2006

    Enhancing Trust and Buy-In From Business: A Platform for Business -Driven Development of B2B Transactions

    A measure for the quality of software is the extent to which it corresponds to the business objectives and requirements it was designed for. The earlier those who elicit the requirements and those who will use the software can be involved in the development process, the better the results will...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Fact Oriented Business Service Modeling

    Most enterprises today can be considered service providers in one way or other. Many of these service providing enterprises deliver end-products or services to their customers that are the result of some kind of informational activity, e.g. the booking of a holiday at a travel-agency, the preparation of a company's...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    A Method to Support the Alignment of Business Models and Goal Models

    This paper addresses one part of business and IT-alignment by proposing a method to align goal models and business models. The method takes as input a goal model and a business model, and outputs a business model that is aligned with the explicit goals of a business actor. The method...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Choreographies in BPMN 2.0: New Challenges and Open Questions

    The concept of choreography has emerged over the past years as a fundamental concept for capturing collaborative processes. The latest version of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN 2.0) introduces the choreography diagram as a first-class citizen actor. After having evaluated BPMN 2.0 in a paper, the authors discuss here...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Business and ICT Strategies of SAGW Solid Base for Inter Institutional Integration and Data Sharing

    Business strategic plan of the State Authority for Geodetic Works (SAGW) followed by three sub strategies aims to trace the safety and sustainable path for better future of the institution, which means improvement of its geodetic, cartographic and cadastral services. Achievement of main business strategic goals of SAGW were supported...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    A Framework for Business/IT Alignment in Networked Value Constellations

    In this paper, the authors have proposed a four-perspective (ranging from strategic goals to IT) framework for discussing business/IT alignment in networked value constellations. Alignment can be between perspectives within a same enterprise but can also be between various enterprises in case of networked value constellations. Moreover, as a third...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Taxonomy of Flexibility in Business Processes

    The aim of this paper is to suggest a taxonomy of flexibility in business processes. The taxonomy should be generic. Hence, it relies on a minimal set of assumptions. The authors consider business processes as the dynamic aspect of an organization. Business processes can be addressed using the two layers...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Seamless (and Temporal) Conceptual Modeling of Business Process Information

    There are a number of aspects to be considered when modeling a business process, and research has mainly focused on the control flow perspective. The conceptual modeling of process-related information has been mainly left to traditional data models, like the ER model or UML class and object diagrams; these, however,...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Verifying Compliance of Business Processes with Temporal Answer Sets

    In this paper, the authors provide a framework for the specification and the verification of business processes, which is based on a temporal extension of Answer Set Programming (ASP) and they address the problem of verifying the compliance of business processes to norms. The logical formalism they use, is a...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Software Measures for Business Processes

    Designing a business process, which is executed by a Workflow Management System, recalls the activity of writing software source code, which is executed by a computer. Different business processes may have different qualities, e.g., size, structural complexity, some of which can be measured based on the formal descriptions of the...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // May 2006

    Semantic Business Automation

    The main purpose and central challenge of Business Process Management (BPM) in today's companies is to help keeping track with increasingly dynamic markets. In this paper, the authors aim to investigate how semantic Web services can improve standard business process management tools. Based on a standard SAP process in the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Business Process Configuration with NFRs and Context-Awareness

    Business process models are an important source of information for the development of information systems. Good business processes need to be up-to-date and automated to represent the organizational environment. Representing and configuring business processes variability for a specific organization allows the proper execution of processes. In addition, dynamic environment calls...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    A Data-Centric Approach to Deadlock Elimination in Business Processes

    In this paper, the authors sketch a data-centric approach to avoid deadlocks of a business process. If dependencies between data values are neglected or modeled incorrectly, this can lead to errors in the control flow of the business process. They address the problem of detecting deadlocks which are caused by...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    A Role-Based Approach for Modelling Flexible Business Processes

    As organization environments become more complex, business process models have to provide means to suit the flexibility and adaptability requirements at any given time. A role-based approach for modeling business processes is a natural way to reflect organizational structures and to highlight responsibilities assigned to actors. The purpose of this...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Controlling the Level of Business Process Instance Flexibility Via Rules of Planning

    When an organization decides on the level of flexibility in handling business process instances, it needs to impose this level in operational practice. The way of imposing a given level of flexibility depends on the means employed for controlling business processes. When a Business Process Support (BPS) system is used,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Logic-based Ad-hoc Business Process Management: Concepts and Challenges

    An increasing dynamics in today business and life requires flexible infrastructures that can sense a problem or opportunity almost immediately after their occurrence (ideally: before they will appear) and react accordingly. The need for unpredicted, real-time changes in the business process is increasing tremendously. However, a well-founded approach for representing...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    ProcessGene Query - a Tool for Querying the Content Layer of Business Process Models

    One of the main challenges currently facing the world of enterprise information technology in general and ERP/SCM/CRM systems in particular, is visibility into the business of organizations. While the phenomena of devising supporting tools for process execution frameworks is widespread in academia and practice, there have been few attempts to...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Business Process Modeling and Quick Prototyping with WebRatio BPM

    The authors describe a software tool called WebRatio BPM that helps close the gap between the modeling of business processes and the design and implementation of the software applications that support their enactment. The main idea is to enhance the degree of automation in the con-version of business process models...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Semantic Mediation of Information Flow in Cross-Organizational Business Process Modeling

    In this paper, the authors propose a mediated business process modeling approach, where ontology-based information models are used for the semantic modeling of information flow in cross-organizational business processes. Rule-based semantic bridges are applied for the automated mediation between different domain vocabularies used in the organizations' process models. This allows...

    Provided By Tilapia

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Knowledge-Based Support to Business Innovation

    The authors address the problem of providing knowledge management support to business innovation. The authors consider the context of virtual enterprise environments, where knowledge is often fragmented and heterogeneous, and interoperability is a crucial requirement. They propose a knowledge repository and management infrastructure, called Production and Innovation Knowledge Repository (PIKR),...

    Provided By Tilapia