Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
As Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems become more complex the financial expenditures that are connected to the application of such systems dramatically increase. ERP systems consist of many software components which provide specific functionality. However, these ERP systems are designed as an all-in-one solution, often implementing functionality not needed. Furthermore, such ERP systems depend on very large-scale infrastructures like servers and networking technology, which are very expensive to install and to maintain. The new idea is to develop a novel ERP system architecture which facilitates an overall reusability of individual Business Components (BC) through a shared and NON-monolithic architecture based on a Peer-To-Peer (P2P) network.