Towards Platform-Based Enterprise Systems – Conceptualization and Research Directions
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- Heckmann C.S., Maedche A. (2013) Towards Platform-Based Enterprise Systems – Conceptualization and Research Directions. In: Herzwurm G., Margaria T. (eds) Software Business. From Physical Products to Software Services and Solutions. ICSOB 2013. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 150. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Historically different approaches such as tailor-based functional systems, Enterprise Resource Planning or SOA-based systems have been implemented to provide IT-based support for business processes. They all share the tension between standardization and differentiation. Similar trade-offs have been discussed in product development literature proposing modularization and platform-based approaches as a potential solution. Applying these concepts to the context of enterprise systems (ES), this work provides a first conceptualization of platform-based ES (PBES) and suggests possible directions for future research.
KeywordsEnterprise System Platform Modularization Product Development
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