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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Achieving IT Diffusion Within the Fragments - An IT Culture Perspective

    Many organizations still fail to make a return from the huge investments they make in implementing complex Information Technology (IT). This is usually due to cultural forces that inhibit the level of usage required to facilitate IT Diffusion. An emerging stream of research highlights the IT culture perspective, a perspective...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Why Can't I Use My Iphone at Work? - Managing Consumerization of It at a Multi-National Organization

    As IT innovations in the last years emerged on the consumer market, employees are more experienced in the private than in the corporate use of innovative IT devices and applications. These employees, familiar with the benefits consumer products offer, expect those to be provided by their corporate IT. This trend,...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Business Process Points - A Proposal to Measure BPM Projects

    Organizations need more standardization and efficiency in business process execution, which is leading them to show an increasing interest in the Business Process Management (BPM) approach. Stakeholders and workers from different departments are collaborating to obtain better products/services as a result of the BPM projects, but do not always achieve...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Error of Fixed Strategies in IT Innovation Investment Decisions

    Allocating an IT Innovation budget to technologies in different maturity stages (mature vs. fashionable IT innovations) is a demanding task for companies. Due to the dynamic innovation cycles with new emerging technologies, many IT innovation investment decisions follow a bandwagon behavior or fixed investment strategies. Instead of optimizing the IT...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Role of Intermediaries in Designing Information Infrastructures in Strategic Niches: The Case of a Sustainable Mobility Infrastructure Experiment in Berlin

    This paper demonstrates the importance of intermediaries in the design of Information Infrastructures (II) in strategic niches, where urban infrastructures are prototyped to enable transitions to sustainable infrastructure. It shows how existing approaches to the study of such experiments fail to effectively address the design and development of information technology...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    IT Project Prioritization Process: The Interplay of Evidence and Judgment Devices

    In most of the large companies IT project prioritization process is designed based on principles of evidence-based management. The authors investigate a case of IT project prioritization in a financial institution, and in particular, how managers practice evidence-based management during this process. They use a rich dataset built from a...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Organizing Vision of Mobile Business Intelligence

    Due to the new generation of mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets, users are no longer constrained to their traditional devices such as PCs and laptops in order to access the information they need. This has given rise to a new trend in Business Intelligence (BI) coined mobile BI....

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Evolution of Business Models: A Case Study of SAP

    The ERP industry has undergone dramatic changes over the past decades due to changing market demands, thereby creating new challenges and opportunities, which have to be managed by ERP vendors. This paper inquires into the necessary evolution of business models in a technology-intensive industry (e.g., develop new offerings, engage in...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Towards the Measurement of Business Intelligence Maturity

    For the systematic evolution of interdisciplinary socio-technical systems, such as Business Intelligence (BI), artifacts are needed that comprehensively address multifaceted challenges. To support these strategic improvement initiatives, the authors proposed a BI Maturity Model (MM) in prior research. In this paper, they develop an approach to measure maturity of BI...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Developing a BPM-Supportive Organizational Culture: On the Importance of Contextual Factors

    In recent years, the importance of a holistic understanding of Business Process Management (BPM) has been increasingly recognized in Information Systems (IS) research. In this sense, research extended its focus beyond methodological and technological factors of BPM to strategic and cultural factors, for example. Particularly, organizational culture is increasingly recognized...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Towards a Conceptual Framework for Life Cycle Assessment in Sustainable Information Systems Management

    Information Systems (IS) play an important role for the sustainable development of business organisations. New metrics and methodologies are required to explore the interactions between IS, organisations and the environment. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology already proved its ability to measure environmental impacts of complex systems in other industries....

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Fitpit - Fitness Cockpit: Information System to Optimize Training Schedules in Rehabilitation

    Optimal healthcare supply today requires the extensive usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to reduce the emerging costs and to ensure high quality standards. With FitPit - The Fitness Cockpit the authors are investigating concepts, methods and algorithms to implement an information system which will cope with the increasing...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Understanding the Role of Subcultures in the Enterprise Architecture Process

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) is positioned as an instrument for coordinating enterprise transformation. However, existing EA approaches pay less attention to soft factors that may have an impact on enterprise transformations. The existence of different organisational subcultures is not taken into account although it is considered as significant in the context...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Towards a Conceptualization of Architectural Support for Enterprise Transformation

    Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is supposed to be a helpful means to support the management of enterprise transformations, i.e., fundamental changes. However, in current corporate practice, there seems to be no regular application of EAM as leading authority or support service for enterprise transformation. Thus, the authors examine, which activities...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Enterprise Architecture Artifacts as Boundary Objects - A Framework of Properties

    Enterprises face an increasingly complex environment which forces them to undergo fundamental change, in other words transform themselves. The causes for such transformation efforts range from business- or IT-driven initiatives inside the enterprise to external events such as the changes in customer behavior or regulatory requirements. Transformation involves a wide...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    A Classification for Business Intelligence Agility Indicators

    Under the label of "Business Intelligence (BI) agility" a variety of measures has been proposed, from the adaption of Cloud Computing technologies, over the implementation of "Self-Service-BI" approaches, up to the implementation of agile software development methods. Their commonalty is that they all aim at efficiently lowering response times to...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Exploring Trust in Cloud Computing: A Multi-Method Approach

    The cloud computing paradigm promises to provide flexible IT services delivered via the internet. The cost efficiency of cloud computing services is mainly enabled by a high degree of automation realized by SLAs and minor direct human interaction. In this paper, the authors analyze eight expert interviews to identify and...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Patterns for Business Process Improvement - A First Approach

    The application of patterns is very popular in different fields of Information Systems (IS), like Software Development or Workflow Management. However, in the field of Business Process Improvement (BPI), research on patterns has so far been scarce, and, in particular, works on BPI patterns are missing. Thus, in this paper,...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Effect of Process Map Design Quality on Process Management Success

    Process maps are intensively used by organizations to provide a holistic view of all processes and the relationships between them. They assist in easier navigation through the processes and enable an understanding of the company's operations without necessarily going into process depth. Regardless of their apparent significance, hardly any research...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Surveying the Critical Success Factors of BPM-Systems Implementation

    In this paper, the authors presented the results of a survey among a group of 39 Dutch consultants, developers and end-users on how they view the concept of BPM, BPM-systems and it's CSFs for implementation. The three groups were randomly selected from two separate populations with a high and low...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    BPMS Implementations in SMEs: Exploring the Creation of a Situational Method

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) comprise 99% of the European-economy, though, most research and implementation methods concerning Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) focus on large enterprises. The authors create a BPMS implementation method that is suitable for SMEs. Based on three existing BPMS implementation methods and by incorporating differentiators of...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Business Continuity Solutions for SaaS Customers

    Organizations are increasingly adopting SaaS-solutions in favor of traditional on-premise solutions, because of the advantages in terms of cost reduction, implementation time and scalability. Business continuity of these SaaS-solutions is often neglected, even when business processes that depend on the SaaS-solution are critical. This paper addresses business continuity for SaaS-solutions...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Network Management as a Survival Strategy: A Tale of Two Software Ecosystems

    Software vendors and software service providers can no longer function without taking their software ecosystem into account. Software vendors presently face three challenges in regards to software ecosystems: they require insight into software ecosystems, they require insight into the possible survival strategies that exist for software ecosystem participants, and they...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Does ICT Policy Improve Interorganisational ICT for SMEs? A Dutch Policy Evaluation Study

    Interorganizational ICT has become critical for the performance of both small and large organizations. SMEs however, traditionally lag behind in the uptake of these systems. In many countries, various policy programmes are initiated to improve ICT uptake by SMEs and support them in digital linking throughout their value chain. In...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Business Continuity with SaaS

    Organizations are increasingly adopting SaaS-solutions in favor of traditional on-premise solutions, because of the clear advantages in terms of cost reduction, implementation time and scalability. Business continuity of these SaaS-solutions is often neglected, even when business processes that depend on the SaaS-solution are critical. This paper addresses business continuity for...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    An Alignment Model For Business Process Management And Service Oriented Architecture

    Business Process Management (BPM) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are two approaches that receive considerable attention in the scientific domain and in industry. Although both concepts can exist independently, they are considered as two-sides-of-the-same coin and seen as promising IS/IT strategies. Aligning both approaches should enable organizations to be agile...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Exploring the Gap Between the Practical and Theoretical World of ERP Implementations: Results of a Global Survey

    This paper describes the differences between the theoretical world of ERP researchers and the practical world of ERP consultants. A survey was held among 129 ERP consultants to explore their opinion and experience with regard to a number of subjects that have been researched in many papers, such as the...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Proposals for an Agile Business Process Management Methodology

    The agility of organizations increasingly depends on their ability to set up new business processes or to modify existing ones in a dynamic manner, and rapidly adapt their information systems to these process changes. This paper propose a new agile business process management methodology, which is part of the a...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Constructing a Situation Sensitive Methodology for Business Process Management Systems Implementation

    For the implementation of different types of Information Systems in general and Business Process Management Systems in particular many approaches are available. However, most of the existing methods, frameworks, roadmaps, etc. Take a one-size fits all view on the implementation project and do not consider the specific situation at hand....

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Assessing Business and IT Projects on Compliance With Enterprise Architecture

    This paper focuses on how to assess projects implementing business processes and IT systems on compliance with an Enterprise Architecture that provides constraints and high-level solutions. First, the core elements of Enterprise Architecture compliance testing are presented. Second, the authors discuss the testing process and four types of compliance checks...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Situational Implementation Method for Business Process Management Systems

    For the integrated implementation of Business Process Management and supporting information systems many methods are available. Most of these methods, however, apply a one-size fits all approach and do not take into account the specific situation of the organization in which an information system is to be implemented. These situational...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Entrepreneurial Exit in Real and Imagined Markets

    Economic progress hinges on the essential mechanisms of the creation of variation and the operation of selection. Creation of variation is often analyzed investigating the entry of new firms, whereas selection is analyzed investigating the exit of incumbent firms (ex-post selection). Entrepreneurs exit their business due to selection pressures experienced...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Business Rules and Decision Processes in Mediated Business Coordination

    Business coordination is a very active research area, in which the decision-making process of an enterprise is non-trivial. In this paper, the authors focus on coordination process that involves a third party or mediator, which they call Mediated Business Coordination (MBC). They argue that business rules play an important role...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Exploring Differences in the Perception of Business & IT Alignment

    A key success factor for a successful company in a dynamic environment is effective and efficient Information Technology (IT) supporting business strategies and processes. In recent surveys however it is concluded that in most companies IT is not aligned with business strategy. The alignment between business needs and IT capabilities...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Providing Transparency in the Business of Software: A Modeling Technique for Software Supply Networks

    One of the most significant paradigm shifts of software business is that individual organizations no longer compete as single entities but as complex dynamic supply networks of interrelated participants that provide blends of software design, development, implementation, publication and services. Understanding these intricate software supply networks is a difficult task...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Aligning IT Strategy to Business Strategy in a Multi Business Company

    Aligning IT to business needs is still one of the most important challenges for many organizations. In a recent survey amongst European IT managers, 78% indicate that their IT is not aligned with business strategy. Another recent survey shows similar results. The message of Business & IT Alignment is logical...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2007

    Organising for Business Intelligence: A Framework for Aligning the Use and Development of Information

    Organizations invest in Business Intelligence systems to improve their performance, provide management information and support decision-making. In practice however, Business Intelligence can be ineffective. While Business Intelligence software enables company-wide reporting, problems are encountered in the fit between systems' provision and changing requirements of a growing amount of users. To...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Business Process Points - A Proposal to Measure BPM Projects

    Organizations need more standardization and efficiency in business process execution, which is leading them to show an increasing interest in the Business Process Management (BPM) approach. Stakeholders and workers from different departments are collaborating to obtain better products/services as a result of the BPM projects, but do not always achieve...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Error of Fixed Strategies in IT Innovation Investment Decisions

    Allocating an IT Innovation budget to technologies in different maturity stages (mature vs. fashionable IT innovations) is a demanding task for companies. Due to the dynamic innovation cycles with new emerging technologies, many IT innovation investment decisions follow a bandwagon behavior or fixed investment strategies. Instead of optimizing the IT...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Role of Intermediaries in Designing Information Infrastructures in Strategic Niches: The Case of a Sustainable Mobility Infrastructure Experiment in Berlin

    This paper demonstrates the importance of intermediaries in the design of Information Infrastructures (II) in strategic niches, where urban infrastructures are prototyped to enable transitions to sustainable infrastructure. It shows how existing approaches to the study of such experiments fail to effectively address the design and development of information technology...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    IT Project Prioritization Process: The Interplay of Evidence and Judgment Devices

    In most of the large companies IT project prioritization process is designed based on principles of evidence-based management. The authors investigate a case of IT project prioritization in a financial institution, and in particular, how managers practice evidence-based management during this process. They use a rich dataset built from a...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Organizing Vision of Mobile Business Intelligence

    Due to the new generation of mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets, users are no longer constrained to their traditional devices such as PCs and laptops in order to access the information they need. This has given rise to a new trend in Business Intelligence (BI) coined mobile BI....

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Evolution of Business Models: A Case Study of SAP

    The ERP industry has undergone dramatic changes over the past decades due to changing market demands, thereby creating new challenges and opportunities, which have to be managed by ERP vendors. This paper inquires into the necessary evolution of business models in a technology-intensive industry (e.g., develop new offerings, engage in...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Towards the Measurement of Business Intelligence Maturity

    For the systematic evolution of interdisciplinary socio-technical systems, such as Business Intelligence (BI), artifacts are needed that comprehensively address multifaceted challenges. To support these strategic improvement initiatives, the authors proposed a BI Maturity Model (MM) in prior research. In this paper, they develop an approach to measure maturity of BI...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Developing a BPM-Supportive Organizational Culture: On the Importance of Contextual Factors

    In recent years, the importance of a holistic understanding of Business Process Management (BPM) has been increasingly recognized in Information Systems (IS) research. In this sense, research extended its focus beyond methodological and technological factors of BPM to strategic and cultural factors, for example. Particularly, organizational culture is increasingly recognized...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Towards a Conceptual Framework for Life Cycle Assessment in Sustainable Information Systems Management

    Information Systems (IS) play an important role for the sustainable development of business organisations. New metrics and methodologies are required to explore the interactions between IS, organisations and the environment. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology already proved its ability to measure environmental impacts of complex systems in other industries....

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Fitpit - Fitness Cockpit: Information System to Optimize Training Schedules in Rehabilitation

    Optimal healthcare supply today requires the extensive usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to reduce the emerging costs and to ensure high quality standards. With FitPit - The Fitness Cockpit the authors are investigating concepts, methods and algorithms to implement an information system which will cope with the increasing...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Understanding the Role of Subcultures in the Enterprise Architecture Process

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) is positioned as an instrument for coordinating enterprise transformation. However, existing EA approaches pay less attention to soft factors that may have an impact on enterprise transformations. The existence of different organisational subcultures is not taken into account although it is considered as significant in the context...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Towards a Conceptualization of Architectural Support for Enterprise Transformation

    Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is supposed to be a helpful means to support the management of enterprise transformations, i.e., fundamental changes. However, in current corporate practice, there seems to be no regular application of EAM as leading authority or support service for enterprise transformation. Thus, the authors examine, which activities...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Why Can't I Use My Iphone at Work? - Managing Consumerization of It at a Multi-National Organization

    As IT innovations in the last years emerged on the consumer market, employees are more experienced in the private than in the corporate use of innovative IT devices and applications. These employees, familiar with the benefits consumer products offer, expect those to be provided by their corporate IT. This trend,...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Enterprise Architecture Artifacts as Boundary Objects - A Framework of Properties

    Enterprises face an increasingly complex environment which forces them to undergo fundamental change, in other words transform themselves. The causes for such transformation efforts range from business- or IT-driven initiatives inside the enterprise to external events such as the changes in customer behavior or regulatory requirements. Transformation involves a wide...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    A Classification for Business Intelligence Agility Indicators

    Under the label of "Business Intelligence (BI) agility" a variety of measures has been proposed, from the adaption of Cloud Computing technologies, over the implementation of "Self-Service-BI" approaches, up to the implementation of agile software development methods. Their commonalty is that they all aim at efficiently lowering response times to...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Exploring Trust in Cloud Computing: A Multi-Method Approach

    The cloud computing paradigm promises to provide flexible IT services delivered via the internet. The cost efficiency of cloud computing services is mainly enabled by a high degree of automation realized by SLAs and minor direct human interaction. In this paper, the authors analyze eight expert interviews to identify and...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Patterns for Business Process Improvement - A First Approach

    The application of patterns is very popular in different fields of Information Systems (IS), like Software Development or Workflow Management. However, in the field of Business Process Improvement (BPI), research on patterns has so far been scarce, and, in particular, works on BPI patterns are missing. Thus, in this paper,...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Effect of Process Map Design Quality on Process Management Success

    Process maps are intensively used by organizations to provide a holistic view of all processes and the relationships between them. They assist in easier navigation through the processes and enable an understanding of the company's operations without necessarily going into process depth. Regardless of their apparent significance, hardly any research...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Achieving IT Diffusion Within the Fragments - An IT Culture Perspective

    Many organizations still fail to make a return from the huge investments they make in implementing complex Information Technology (IT). This is usually due to cultural forces that inhibit the level of usage required to facilitate IT Diffusion. An emerging stream of research highlights the IT culture perspective, a perspective...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Does ICT Policy Improve Interorganisational ICT for SMEs? A Dutch Policy Evaluation Study

    Interorganizational ICT has become critical for the performance of both small and large organizations. SMEs however, traditionally lag behind in the uptake of these systems. In many countries, various policy programmes are initiated to improve ICT uptake by SMEs and support them in digital linking throughout their value chain. In...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    BPMS Implementations in SMEs: Exploring the Creation of a Situational Method

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) comprise 99% of the European-economy, though, most research and implementation methods concerning Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) focus on large enterprises. The authors create a BPMS implementation method that is suitable for SMEs. Based on three existing BPMS implementation methods and by incorporating differentiators of...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Entrepreneurial Exit in Real and Imagined Markets

    Economic progress hinges on the essential mechanisms of the creation of variation and the operation of selection. Creation of variation is often analyzed investigating the entry of new firms, whereas selection is analyzed investigating the exit of incumbent firms (ex-post selection). Entrepreneurs exit their business due to selection pressures experienced...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Assessing Business and IT Projects on Compliance With Enterprise Architecture

    This paper focuses on how to assess projects implementing business processes and IT systems on compliance with an Enterprise Architecture that provides constraints and high-level solutions. First, the core elements of Enterprise Architecture compliance testing are presented. Second, the authors discuss the testing process and four types of compliance checks...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Surveying the Critical Success Factors of BPM-Systems Implementation

    In this paper, the authors presented the results of a survey among a group of 39 Dutch consultants, developers and end-users on how they view the concept of BPM, BPM-systems and it's CSFs for implementation. The three groups were randomly selected from two separate populations with a high and low...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    An Alignment Model For Business Process Management And Service Oriented Architecture

    Business Process Management (BPM) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are two approaches that receive considerable attention in the scientific domain and in industry. Although both concepts can exist independently, they are considered as two-sides-of-the-same coin and seen as promising IS/IT strategies. Aligning both approaches should enable organizations to be agile...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Business Continuity Solutions for SaaS Customers

    Organizations are increasingly adopting SaaS-solutions in favor of traditional on-premise solutions, because of the advantages in terms of cost reduction, implementation time and scalability. Business continuity of these SaaS-solutions is often neglected, even when business processes that depend on the SaaS-solution are critical. This paper addresses business continuity for SaaS-solutions...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Business Continuity with SaaS

    Organizations are increasingly adopting SaaS-solutions in favor of traditional on-premise solutions, because of the clear advantages in terms of cost reduction, implementation time and scalability. Business continuity of these SaaS-solutions is often neglected, even when business processes that depend on the SaaS-solution are critical. This paper addresses business continuity for...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Situational Implementation Method for Business Process Management Systems

    For the integrated implementation of Business Process Management and supporting information systems many methods are available. Most of these methods, however, apply a one-size fits all approach and do not take into account the specific situation of the organization in which an information system is to be implemented. These situational...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Constructing a Situation Sensitive Methodology for Business Process Management Systems Implementation

    For the implementation of different types of Information Systems in general and Business Process Management Systems in particular many approaches are available. However, most of the existing methods, frameworks, roadmaps, etc. Take a one-size fits all view on the implementation project and do not consider the specific situation at hand....

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Proposals for an Agile Business Process Management Methodology

    The agility of organizations increasingly depends on their ability to set up new business processes or to modify existing ones in a dynamic manner, and rapidly adapt their information systems to these process changes. This paper propose a new agile business process management methodology, which is part of the a...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Exploring the Gap Between the Practical and Theoretical World of ERP Implementations: Results of a Global Survey

    This paper describes the differences between the theoretical world of ERP researchers and the practical world of ERP consultants. A survey was held among 129 ERP consultants to explore their opinion and experience with regard to a number of subjects that have been researched in many papers, such as the...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Providing Transparency in the Business of Software: A Modeling Technique for Software Supply Networks

    One of the most significant paradigm shifts of software business is that individual organizations no longer compete as single entities but as complex dynamic supply networks of interrelated participants that provide blends of software design, development, implementation, publication and services. Understanding these intricate software supply networks is a difficult task...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Network Management as a Survival Strategy: A Tale of Two Software Ecosystems

    Software vendors and software service providers can no longer function without taking their software ecosystem into account. Software vendors presently face three challenges in regards to software ecosystems: they require insight into software ecosystems, they require insight into the possible survival strategies that exist for software ecosystem participants, and they...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Exploring Differences in the Perception of Business & IT Alignment

    A key success factor for a successful company in a dynamic environment is effective and efficient Information Technology (IT) supporting business strategies and processes. In recent surveys however it is concluded that in most companies IT is not aligned with business strategy. The alignment between business needs and IT capabilities...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Business Rules and Decision Processes in Mediated Business Coordination

    Business coordination is a very active research area, in which the decision-making process of an enterprise is non-trivial. In this paper, the authors focus on coordination process that involves a third party or mediator, which they call Mediated Business Coordination (MBC). They argue that business rules play an important role...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2007

    Organising for Business Intelligence: A Framework for Aligning the Use and Development of Information

    Organizations invest in Business Intelligence systems to improve their performance, provide management information and support decision-making. In practice however, Business Intelligence can be ineffective. While Business Intelligence software enables company-wide reporting, problems are encountered in the fit between systems' provision and changing requirements of a growing amount of users. To...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Aligning IT Strategy to Business Strategy in a Multi Business Company

    Aligning IT to business needs is still one of the most important challenges for many organizations. In a recent survey amongst European IT managers, 78% indicate that their IT is not aligned with business strategy. Another recent survey shows similar results. The message of Business & IT Alignment is logical...

    Provided By Utralshareware Software