Design and Implementation of Accounting-based MGT Information Systems - ERP-Control

Research Problem

In the year 2008 the market leading providers of ERP systems expanded their businesses by buying business intelligence providers. The market leader SAP bought e.g. Business Objects for USD 4.9 bn. and increased thereby its balance sheet assets by 1/3. Mergers like these require a huge effort to integrate the ERP functionalities with the BPM functionalities into one enterprise management information system.

Research Design

The problem of integrating business and management within a single software application is addressed by taking a stock and flow perspective which uses four pillars upon which the enterprise information system architecture is built. The 4-pillar framework is applied to the business and management (B&M) context to allow a semantic integration at all three architectural levels, i.e. the business and management, the information system and the technology architectures. The semantic framework can be used for structuring and solving vertical, horizontal and technological integration problems within an intraorganizational as well as an inter-organizational context. The overarching perspective of the B&M semantic integration framework makes it applicable for IT management related maintenance and development purposes as well as for the purpose of constructing and implementing new enterprise information systems on a green field basis.

Component Architecture

ERP-Control sample processes

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Master Thesis (completed)

  • Jenseits von Konten - Buchführung im Lichte der REA-Ontologie (2011)
  • Integration of Reports for Enterprise Risk Management Processes in ERP-Control (2011)
  • Web E-Learning Plattform des ERP-Control Systems (2011)
  • Kosten und Nutzen einer ERP-Einführung in einem österreichischen Mittelstandsunternehmen am Beispiel Axapta - Einwicklung eines Rahmenkonzepts (2011)
  • Web 2.0 based ERP System for Planning and Control of Financial Instruments (2010)
  • Modellbasierte Absatzplanung und -steuerung und deren Implementierung im IBM Cognos (2010)
  • Enterprise risk management integration into the ERP system: Case Study of a prototypical software at the Vienna university of Technology (2009)