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Enabling Flexible Modeling of Service-Based Processes
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
2005 (English)In: International Journal of IT and ManagementArticle in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Abstract [en]

When designing executable enterprise processes the assumption of a transparent integration with existing systems is unrealistic. These systems, represented by software services, may impose various constraints. Using a process description framework, in this paper we examine how the design of executable business processes is affected by technical issues. Furthermore, we examine rules to which system designers should adhere to when designing services, to enable a larger scope of “as-is” realizations of business processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005.
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Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5920DiVA: diva2:10456
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QC 20100929Available from: 2006-06-02 Created: 2006-06-02 Last updated: 2012-03-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Process Integration for the Extended Enterprise
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2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In many industries today, the speed and costs with which new products are delivered to customers provide the basis for competitive advantage. Electronic business (e-business) is a concept that shortens the “time to market” and enables transacting at lower costs. Currently, one of the main limitations in the exploitation of e-business is the lack of efficient Information System (IS) integration, both in intra- and cross-enterprise environments. Intra-enterprise integration is complex, as the business needs and the underlying information systems do not evolve in accordance. In the cross-enterprise context, transparent system integration is hardly achievable due to the incompatibility of the services of the involved partners. This means that the future success of the integration depends heavily on the possibilities offered in terms of interoperability among the involved enterprises. The Business Process Management (BPM) discipline addresses this challenge, as processes have been recognized as key mechanisms through which most intra- and cross-enterprise interactions take place. The development of methods for successful integration of process models is one of the essential issues for the use of the BPM approach in the application and evolution of e-business.

In this thesis, we address two topics in the area of business process management: 1) intra-enterprise process integration which concerns alignment between the internal business processes and information systems enclosed in the form of software services and 2) cross-enterprise integration which concerns coordination of the internal business processes of an enterprise with the processes of its suppliers, intermediaries, or customers. The goal of the thesis is to add theoretical and applicable knowledge to the field of business process management by using the proposed approaches for improvement of process integration in intra- and cross-enterprise contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2006. 77 p.
Series
Report series / DSV, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 06:12
National Category
Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4027 (URN)91-7178-331-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2006-06-14, Sal A, DSV, KTH-Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00
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QC 20100929Available from: 2006-06-02 Created: 2006-06-02 Last updated: 2010-09-29Bibliographically approved

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