Social Adaptation of ERP Software: Tagging UI Elements

  • Marcus Nitsche
  • Martin Christof Kindsmüller
  • Udo Arend
  • Michael Herczeg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5621)


In this paper we present a newly designed annotation and collaboration component, which has been prototypically implemented on top of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Standard ERP software is often described as being inflexible in respect to personal needs of a single user or a user group. To cope with this problem, theories, and principles from classical CSCW research and design were combined with recent developments in Social Software and what is now often summarized as Web 2.0. Our component is inspired by Web 2.0 principles like user generated content, information sharing, and harnessing network effects. As the central paradigm we applied social tagging based on folksonomies as e.g. used in, Flickr, and YouTube. In addition best practices from research on online community building were used to design a social annotating component for ERP systems.


Human-Computer Interaction Social Software Tagging Social Bookmarking Social Annotating Enterprise Resource Planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Nitsche
    • 1
  • Martin Christof Kindsmüller
    • 2
  • Udo Arend
    • 3
  • Michael Herczeg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Technical and Operational Information SystemsOtto-von-Guericke-University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Multimedia and Interactive SystemsUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany
  3. 3.SAP AGSt. Leon-RotGermany

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