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Vienna University of Technology
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Inter-organizational Systems: From Business Values over Business Processes to Deployment

C. Huemer, P. Liegl, R. Schuster, H. Werthner, M. Zapletal
Proceedings of the 2nd International IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST2008)
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Business Informatics
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Information and Communication Technology
Inter-organizational systems have significantly<br> been affected by Service-oriented Architectures (SOA) andWeb<br> Services - the state-of-the-art technology to implement SOA.<br> SOA is said to enable quick and inexpensive changes of the<br> IT in order to establish new business partnerships or to reflect<br> changes in existing partnerships. However, current approaches<br> to inter-organizational systems focus too much on existing Web<br> Services standards and, thus, on the technology layer. In such<br> an approach the technology drives the business. In this paper<br> we analyze the shortcomings of this bottom-up approach. As<br> an alternative we suggest a top-down methodology where the<br> business requirements drive the technology. This methodology<br> starts off with the business value perspective, leading to a<br> business process perspective and resulting in an IT execution<br> perspective. We do not invent any new approaches on each of<br> these layers, rather we outline how existing approaches are used<br> and combined into a business requirements driven approach<br> to inter-organizational systems.
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