Towards Platform-Based Enterprise Systems – Conceptualization and Research Directions

  • Carl Simon Heckmann
  • Alexander Maedche
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39336-5_20

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 150)
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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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Enterprise System Platform Modularization Product Development 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl Simon Heckmann
    • 1
  • Alexander Maedche
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Enterprise SystemsUniversity of MannheimGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Information Systems IV, Business SchoolUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

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