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CS 578 — Digitization and Integration in Business Information Systems
(dt. Digitalisierung und Integration in betrieblichen Informationssystemen)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), internship (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Business Informatics.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, B.Sc. Business Informatics
One semester,
Im Wechsel mit anderen advanced moduleen zur Business Informatics
Person in charge of the module's outline Dr. Anke Schüll, Prof. Dr. Manfred Grauer


On the basis of selected characteristic business processes, design proposals for digitisation will be discussed. In the field of manufacturing industry, a distinction is made between discrete manufacturing and continuous process industry as well as service industry. Furthermore, a distinction is made between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises.

The methods used can lead to the support of these processes as well as to their transformation. A modelling of business processes is used as a starting point for the development, evaluation and adaptation of business application systems. The ability to map typical business processes within an ERP system and to execute them within this system enables students to understand the flow of business processes in the system, the influence of master data on process execution, and the relationships between master data and transaction data.

Furthermore the use of 3D-Printing or Augmented Reality for a change of business processes can be discussed. The software-based analysis of business data will also be addressed.

1. introduction

2. design and evaluation of application systems

3. selected fields of application of operational application systems

Qualification Goals

Unchecked automatic translation:
Students can model economic facts as a basis for the development, selection and adaptation of business information systems. Based on economic considerations, they can propose digitization options for selected areas of application and map typical business transactions in an application system. In addition, the sequence of software-based data analyses has become clear to them on the basis of selected examples.



Recommended Reading

  • Brugger, R.: Der IT Business Case; Springer, 2005
  • Hansen, H.R.; Mendling, J.; Heumann, G.: Wirtschaftsinformatik, 11. Aufl., Walter de Gruyter 2015
  • Hausladen, I.: IT-gestützte Logistik: Systeme - Prozesse – Anwendungen; 2- Aufl.; Springer 2014;
  • Hertel, J.: IT-gestützte Warenwirtschaftssysteme - Basis des modernen Handelsmanagements; In. Zentes, Joachim: Handbuch Handel, Gabler 2006
  • Laudon, K.; Laudon, J.; Schoder, D.: Wirtschaftsinformatik, 4. Aufl., Pearson, 2017

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